Hi bichie and a warm welcome here at GeeksToGo!tm
I had many problems activating an AOL account for AIM myself. After I tried the first time and failed, I was redirected to a "you tried too often, get yourself a coffee" page
What I can advise:
- Register at www.mail.com and try opening your AOL account through there.
- Get a new AOL account, and keep sending requests to re-open your former account or -at least- help you connect it to your new AOL account...
I was not impressed by the support of AOL either (understatement), but perseverance goes a long way!
Good luck & let us now if you got any results!
Edited by Amst3rDamag3, 18 August 2011 - 04:14 PM.