WSJ trial ending April 18. Pay wall to all coming.

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Chupa Chupa, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Just got an email that the WSJ iPad app trial is ending so I called up to see what the deal was. Here it is:

    Free trial ends April 18 for current WSJ paper subscribers

    Monthly sub $18 for iPad, BB, and online (all 3, not just one, but still more than a paper sub.)

    Daily edition $.99

    All purchases can be done in app

    You cannot xfer your paper sub to a digital sub
     
  2. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

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    So if you already pay for the paper you need to pay extra for the digital iPad version?! Are they drunk?
     
  3. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Maybe, but WSJ has always separated the e-side from the dead tree side. The free iPad access was just a limited trial which they were upfront with from the start, though they never stated out long the trial would last. Now we know. WSJ is one of the few, maybe only, news org that has a profitable pay wall, so they go with it.

    Personally, I'm OK w/ this arrangement since you can buy a single edition for .99. Most days I read the paper version b/c it has more info. But sometimes when I travel the iPad version is the only access I have. It's not something I want a month sub too though.
     
  4. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

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    No surprise, all the dead tree companies are moving to pay walls.

    WSJ caters to a wealthier clientele than NYT so they'll probably be OK.
     
  5. Invisible Devil macrumors newbie

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    Just curious if the paper version is the same as the apps subscription.version?
     
  6. trsnrtr macrumors 6502

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    I get the iPad version for $8.61 per month but they won't let me view the iPhone version without a sub. Seems tacky to me since I can't read both at once but I guess they figure that a spouse or somebody could be using your other device.

    For the record, I've had the iPad version for almost a year now.
     
  7. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    I was not going to pay but eventually gave in for a trial and am quite happy with it.

    Writing is solid and interesting, imo

    I enjoy both the iPad & iPhone apps
     
  8. MattEcho macrumors newbie

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    How did you get it for that price? Everywhere I see it's $3.99/week.
     
  9. trsnrtr macrumors 6502

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    I don't know. I was an early adopter a year ago as soon as it came available and that's what the price was back then and all that I've paid since. :)
     

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