locked Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription


Maria Campbell
 

I think you are wrong, and the SMA will go the way of the dinosaur, and very soon, too.  It seems that Vispero has now become a money-making operation, rather than what Henter and Joyce had in mind, which was to help blind people with accessibility as inexpensively as possible.  They were blind and understood that most blind people don't have a lot of money, a concept lost on the new owners of the company.  To me, an old lady using JAWS for a very long time, JAWS still is the best screen reader out there. However, as the price increases, it becomes more and more cost prohibitive, to the point where I may have to give it up for something in the open source market, something I'm going to more and more.  I'm wondering if Vispero realizes, or cares,  that they are losing more and more of their long-time customers to their competition--Narrator, NVDA, etc.  In my humble opinion, their new pricing structure is pushing away, rather than attracting customers.



Maria Campbell
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On 11/2/2018 9:24 AM, cecropia64 wrote:
Absolutely! My thoughts exactly.  But if you only plan on either trying Jaws for a year or don't plan on keeping up on all versions then the license program seems to be a good alternative.


On 11/2/2018 9:21 AM, Mario wrote:
in addition, I don't think that the SMA scheme will ever be replaced,
and I sincerely hope it never does. there is no harm in keeping the SMA
scheme for those who keep their use of JAWS versions up to date.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Alan Robbins via Groups.Io [mailto:alan1057=me.com@groups.io]
Sent: Friday, Nov 2, 2018 6:45 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

   From what I have read, as well as listened to from Freedom scientific
staff and podcast, it would cost you $90 and it would be that recurring
charge each year to keep a current license to have jaws installed and up
to three computers.

On Nov 2, 2018, at 6:23 AM, Gerald Levy <bwaylimited@...
<mailto:bwaylimited@...>> wrote:

I’m confused.    Suppose I wanted to upgrade from JAWS 16, which is
the version I am currently using, to JAWS 2019.  Are you saying that
under the new licensing arrangement  I would only have to pay $90 for
the upgrade, versus about $480 if I went the SMA route?  Or would I
have to pay $270 to cover JAWS versions 17,18, and 2018, on top of the
$90 for JAWS 2019? Please clarify.
Gerald
*From:* Sieghard Weitzel <mailto:@Sieghard>
*Sent:* Thursday, November 01, 2018 11:12 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

I think this is also an offer which would make it much less expensive
for somebody who didn’t keep their SMA up-to-date to get current on
Jaws. If, for example, somebody was still on Jaws 16 or even earlier
they would have to pay several hundreds of Dollars to get current and
then another $120 for the SMA. This way they can just subscribe for
$90 a year and they are done. What I haven’t figured out yet is if
this also applies for new Jaws users, e.g. if you don’t have Jaws at
all, can you just pay $90 a year and download/use the latest version
of Jaws and as long as you keep you rsubscription active then you can
continue to do so? If so then this really is a good option for new
Jaws users because instead of paying $900 or whatever Jaws costs + the
cost of future SMA’s they would djust pay $90 a year. After 10 years
you would have paid $900 which is I believe what Jaws Home costs, if
you had bought it for $900 and then you would buy 5 SMA’s at $120/each
you would have paid $1,500 after 10 years so if you are a new Jaws
user then $90 a year really is a very reasonable price and who knows
what happens in 5 or 6 let alpong 8 or 10 years, maybe Jaws won’t
exist any more as such, maybe Microsoft buys them out and it gets
merged with Narrator into Microsoft and becomes free, I certainly
wouldn’t bet on Jaws being the leading screenreader in 10 years any more.

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of *Chris Hill
*Sent:* Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:37 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

It sounds like it would be a bit more flexible since you don't have to
fight with the activation as much if you use a lot of different
computers, but otherwise it looks like a way to generate more
revenue.  I just renewed my SMa, they will have a little while longer
to wait for my extra revenue.

CH

On 11/1/2018 20:53, cecropia64 wrote:

      seems to me that this new system is going to be more expensive by
      a lot.� With a sma, you are only paying sixty dollars a year.�
      But if the prices quoted are correct, you'll be paying ninety
      dollars a year and it goes up from there.� What is the purpose
      of this?�

      Stew

      On 11/1/2018 9:21 PM, Tom Behler wrote:

          Thanks, Michael.

          �

          It seems to me that this new system will replace the older SMA
          system.

          �

          Is this correct?

          �

          I do have one concern, though.

          �

          $90 a year doesn�t seem to be that great of a deal, since
          back in 2016, I got two years of Jaws for $120, as long as I
          purchased the license by December 31.

          �

          *Am I missing something?*

          *�*

          *Tom Behler*

          *�*

          *�*

          *From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
          mailto:main@jfw.groups.io *On Behalf Of *Michael Amaro
          *Sent:* Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:23 PM
          *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
          *Subject:* Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

          �

          from the fs e store.

          �

          https://store.freedomscientific.com/
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          *From:* Tom Behler <mailto:tombehler@...>

          *Sent:* Thursday, November 1, 2018 11:20 AM

          *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>

          *Subject:* Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

          �

          Michael:

          �

          Where did you get this info?

          �

          I�m asking because the explanation seemed to end in mid
          sentence.

          �

          I�d like to get the full explanation of the various Jaws
          home options if possible.

          �

          Thanks for the help!

          �

          Tom Behler

          �

          �

          *From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
          <main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>> *On Behalf Of
          *Michael Amaro
          *Sent:* Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:05 PM
          *To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
          *Subject:* Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

          �

          Stay current with the latest version of JAWS, the world's most
          popular screen reader, with an affordable, annual license now
          available for home users in the United States. *Choose between
          a one-, three-, or five-year option*, with the ability to
          easily renew your license at the end of your initial term.

          With a JAWS Home Annual license you will always have the most
          up-to-date version of JAWS, and will not have to pay for an
          upgrade to get new versions when they release � you have
          access to all upgrades released during your license term.
          Having access to new versions of JAWS as they become available
          is essential to ensure the ability to use your computer with
          the continuous updates of Microsoft Windows�, Microsoft
          Office�, your browser, and other applications you may use.

          *JAWS License Comparison
<https://www.freedomscientific.com/products/blindness/JAWSLicenseComparison>*

          *What's Next?*

          After purchasing your JAWS Home Annual license, you will
          receive an email with instructions and a link to register on
          the Freedom Scientific Licensing Portal, which allows you to
          access and manage your software licenses, and provides a
          simple way to install and activate your software. Your license
          can be installed on up to 3 of your computers and using the
          portal, you can easily remove your license from one computer
          and put it on a new one later.

          When registering on the Licensing Portal, make sure to use the
          same email address you used to purchase your license; if you
          have already registered from previous purchases, simply select
          the link you receive and sign in � your license will be
          available.

          JAWS Home is intended for use by end-users for personal,
          non-commercial use only and runs on all currently supported
          versions of the Windows operating system. Refer

          �

          *From:* Tom Behler <mailto:tombehler@...>

          *Sent:* Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:53 AM

          *To:* 'jfw list' <mailto:jfw@groups.io>

          *Subject:* Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

          �

          Hello, everyone.

          �

          I have been reading bits and pieces of info, but can�t seem
          to find a nice concise summary of the new Jaws annual home
          license that apparently is now available with the release of
          Jaws 2019.

          �

          Jaws 2019 is the last Jaws upgrade on my SMA, so I will need
          to do something to renew it at some point.

          �

          Up until now, I�ve renewed my Jaws Home SMA for a two-year
          period for $120.

          �

          If there now is a more economical way to do this, I�d
          certainly love to learn about it.

          �

          Dr.� Tom Behler from Michigan

          �

          �






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