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    Hi,

    I like to read the news etc. I've been thinking of mabye subscribing to this, does anyone already have it? If not would you say it's probably worth it?
    Times+

    It's £1 the first 30 days then £2 a week. That's a whole weeks worth of newspapers (and more) for about 25p a day?

    What do you think?
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    (Original post by ThinkingThoughts)
    Hi,

    I like to read the news etc. I've been thinking of mabye subscribing to this, does anyone already have it? If not would you say it's probably worth it?
    Times+

    It's £1 the first 30 days then £2 a week. That's a whole weeks worth of newspapers (and more) for about 25p a day?

    What do you think?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ :dontknow:

    Don't give Murdoch the satisfaction, with his ridiculous paywall.
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/ :dontknow:

    Don't give Murdoch the satisfaction, with his ridiculous paywall.
    The BBC is ok but I don't like their website. Apparently the Times+ has some really good exclusive and interactive content?
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    (Original post by ThinkingThoughts)
    The BBC is ok but I don't like their website. Apparently the Times+ has some really good exclusive and interactive content?
    Apparently, marketing is a powerful thing. Seriously, I've not heard about anything on The Times' website that I've been unable to access elsewhere; and I'm almost certain that what I am missing out on, isn't A) going to be worth £2 a week, and B) going to make me lose any sleep over.

    If I have the choice between a vendor that charges me for content and a vendor that allows me to get almost the same content legally, for free, it doesn't take a genius to realise which one I'd go for.

    At the end of the day, the new BBC news website may not be to everyone's taste - personally, I think it's a massive improvement - but how many other news outlets are there on the web that you can choose from?
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Apparently, marketing is a powerful thing. Seriously, I've not heard about anything on The Times' website that I've been unable to access elsewhere; and I'm almost certain that what I am missing out on, isn't A) going to be worth £2 a week, and B) going to make me lose any sleep over.

    If I have the choice between a vendor that charges me for content and a vendor that allows me to get almost the same content legally, for free, it doesn't take a genius to realise which one I'd go for.

    At the end of the day, the new BBC news website may not be to everyone's taste - personally, I think it's a massive improvement - but how many other news outlets are there on the web that you can choose from?
    But if I buy an actual paper (Which I do) it's £1 each day for the times and more for the sunday times. I get all the interactive content here, it's more up to date, it's quality journalism and apparently more.

    Just playing Devils advocate here, I might just pay the £1 for a month and see how it is for myself. Can always cancel it.
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    DONT SUBSCRIBE!!

    Times+ is failing miserably but if more people start to subscribe then other newspapers will follow suit.
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    (Original post by ThinkingThoughts)
    But if I buy an actual paper (Which I do) it's £1 each day for the times and more for the sunday times. I get all the interactive content here, it's more up to date, it's quality journalism and apparently more.

    Just playing Devils advocate here, I might just pay the £1 for a month and see how it is for myself. Can always cancel it.
    You might as well. I just find the concept of Murdoch's paywall totally abhorrent, tbh, and it's a concept that I really do not want to spread to other publications. :erm:
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    Depends. If you virtually lived on the Times site before the paywall, then you'll like it. If not, there's nothing to pay the money for. Other half subscribes* so we have access, which I am glad of, but I wouldn't pay for it.

    *sort of subscribes - we pay by direct debit for the weekend papers, which gives us Times+ membership and Times website access all week. It's the paper versions on a lazy Sunday that I think is worth the money, not the rest.
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    (Original post by ThinkingThoughts)
    But if I buy an actual paper (Which I do) it's £1 each day for the times and more for the sunday times. I get all the interactive content here, it's more up to date, it's quality journalism and apparently more.
    If you want quality, the Economist is online and free. So is the Guardian, the Independent, and the Telegraph. I simply don't see what is substantial that Times+ offers but that the Economist+Guardian+Independent+T elegraph do not.

    (Original post by ThinkingThoughts)
    Just playing Devils advocate here, I might just pay the £1 for a month and see how it is for myself. Can always cancel it.
    Might as well - £1 isn't a huge commitment!
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    I prefer the Daily Mail website personally. I find the articles there far more interesting than those in other mainstream papers.
 
 
 
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