I used Juno for all of two weeks. Before I used Juno, I used Netzero. Before Netzero, I used Freewwweb. Freewwweb went bankrupt several months ago, which is what prompted the change to Netzero.
Netzero wasn't real fast (faster than AOL, but that's not saying much), but their ads were palatable and service was acceptable. Then, Netzero decided that anyone that used their service over a certain number of hours per month would have to pay. What's the point in watching their ads and letting their bots track my web use if I have to pay $4 less per month than it would take to buy ad-free ISP time from a local place?.
So I tried Juno. Blech. After two days, my wife used up all of her hours for the month and was only allowed to log on after 4 in the morning. Good grief. How is she going to look at the ads if she isn't even allowed to connect?
I recall reading somewhere that Juno will likely run out of money sometime in March. (Anyone recall the name of web site that uses dot com SEC filings to predict when they will run out of operating capital?) This is likely a last-ditch effort to try and get some money flowing.
Once Juno is out, will there be any free nationwide ISPs in the US other than Netzero? Not that it matters to me anymore. I've moved over to a pleasant little company named ISOC. $14 for month if I pay for the year in advance. And I decide to go DSL, I can keep them for my ISP.