USA Today App going to fee based

Discussion in 'iPad' started by markosb, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. markosb macrumors 6502

    markosb

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    Subscription July 4 2010, it is free till then, well not free but the cost is picked up by another company. Read it in the USA Today app.
     
  2. talkingnewmedia macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the heads up. I would think that USAT has a bit of a "paper" problem: all those editions sitting outside hotel rooms can not be easily replaced electronically. I don't mind reading USAT while on the road, but if I was going to pay for a paper USAT would be far down the list of papers I'd choose.

    Oops: forgot to add "posted from my iPad".
     
  3. cred0021 macrumors newbie

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    I have no problem subscribing to the USA Today (or any other paper) on the iPad - but it needs to have every article that the paper edition has.
     
  4. markosb thread starter macrumors 6502

    markosb

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    I have no issue with USA Today having a fee, but on the App Store page that info is not in the description. I only read it in an article on USA Today, I think that is a bad way to conduct things, why not be straight up with the cost instead of hiding it. I like USA Today, I used to have it on my iPod, I like the newspaper as well.

    If they charge me, I want (like you said) more articles, the app also has ads, but then again so do all newspapers, so I guess I will shut up and go with the flow:)
     
  5. Pared macrumors 65816

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    That blows. I love the paper/app. But I don't think I'd be willing to pay for it.

    USAToday.com for me.
     
  6. mciarlo macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how they would implement this other than an app update. I guess I'll always be on 1.0.
     
  7. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    I would think they already have in-app payments presently included in the current app. You would probably get warnings as the expiration came closer to subscribe.
     
  8. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

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  9. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I agree about the "up front" part. Toyota, are you taking notes? ;)
    Sorry but I just couldn't resist :rolleyes:
    Anyway, I don't like hidden costs and think that is a very bad business practice.
     
  10. kbuck1984 macrumors member

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    Well I guess I won't be using that app. Im sure someone else just as good will come by for free.
     
  11. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    The problem is that all of these publishing entities coming out of the gate seem to think people will pay full newsstand pricing for a single issue. They don't seem to get that we view this as: no paper / no presses / no transportation = lower cost.
     
  12. coorspate macrumors regular

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    If it has all that the paper has I would gladly subscribe to it. But it's missing a lot.
     

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