It looks like AOL really will drop all subscription charges for its on-line services including email. This should be announced around August 2nd. Unfortunately, for an already dying AOL, this is probably too little too late. Free email? Oh boy, you have been able to get free email from Microsoft, Yahoo and Google for a long time now. The real problem is AOL does not seem to have any kind of real strategy for the future. This move may keep them alive a little while longer, but it’s a band aid solution.