RealTime IT News Ads Aimed at AOL Users

San Francisco-based ISP said it launched an advertising campaign comparing its service to that of AOL, hoping to woo dissatisfied customers.

The company said it hopes to introduce AOL users to the "Real Internet" through

"They're bigger--we're better," said Adam Portnoy, founder and president of "People's reluctance to change e-mail addresses prevents them from switching to a more responsive and affordable service provider."

Surfree charges $17.97 per month for unlimited use compared to AOL's new pricing structure of $21.95.