So, now I had to look it up. It looks like
I was indeed grandfathered in at the $2 a month.
What will you get with The Old Reader
- Full-text search
- Faster feed refresh times
- Up to 500 Subscriptions
- 6 months of post storage
- Instapaper and Readability integration
- Early access to new features
What will it cost?
The Old Reader Premium will cost $3/month or $30/year.
However, for the next 2 weeks (or up to 5,000 accounts)
we’ll be offering the service for $2/month or $20/year and
we will lock you into that price for a minimum of the next 2
years. This is our way of saying thanks to our existing
users and hopefully getting the Premium service off to a
This post was back in 2014 so I guess I’ve
been saving that extra buck for the past four years or so… Yea
Again though, you don’t have to pay.
Do I have to upgrade?
No! 90% of our users can continue on for free just as
they are today. However, users with more than 100 feeds
will need to upgrade to premium. Otherwise, all
functionality will remain available to free accounts. We
also offer a 2 week trial period for the premium service
and will even allow that trial period to get extended for
those still interested in moving to Premium.
I’m sure there are other services out there
that offer similar features with paid and free tears, so it’s
not like these guys have some sort of special sauce or
anything. This is simply the service I’ve found to cover most
of my needs. I am a heavy RSS user with multiple devices that
I may use throughout the day to keep up on the news.
The Old Reader’s even got keyboard commands
similar to how Twitter.com and Reddit.com an a lot of other
web based programs have. I don’t particularly make use of
them, but they’re there if that’s your thing as well.
On Sun, Aug 9, 2020 at 01:41 PM, Amir
I feel I shouldn't have to pay $2 or more
per month for a service
Is this for the premium service, or basic?
I'll admit the website isn't good about discussing this, but
when I attempt the "Sign Up" process it mentions a 14-day
trial of premium. On a lot of these "premium versus basic"
situations the cost is only if you want the premium features.
That would be good info to have.
Brian - Windows
10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
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never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
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