locked Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription


Cristóbal
 

Well there you go then Gerald. Stick it to the man... Stick it to the man.

Cristóbal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2018 9:48 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription


Actually, I have a better idea. When the time comes to upgrade to Windows
10, I plan to buy a refurbed desktop from Computers for the Blind for about
$150, which comes with the latest version of JAWS, which is good for a full
year before it needs to be re-upped. My current DFB desktop is still going
strong after four years, but I'm still running Windows 7 with JAWS 16, so
once support for Windows 7 ends in early 2020, I'll make the upgrade.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Crist�bal
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2018 12:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

I re-upped my SMA last month through 2020. I'll worry about what may or may
not happen in two years.
Besides, as you mentioned earlier, you're on V 16 so it's not like SMA or no
SMA in the future is going to impact you. I mean, you can of course get
current the traditional way and pay whatever it is now to stay on the SMA
program or just pay the $90 to end up at the same place.
Hmmm....
Crist�bal

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gerald Levy
Sent: Friday, November 2, 2018 9:21 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription


Well, Eric Damery offered no assurances that Vispero would continue to offer
the SMA option indefinitely, so there is no guarantee that it will not be
phased out at some point, and probably sooner rather than later.

Gerald



-----Original Message-----
From: Mario
Sent: Friday, November 02, 2018 12:15 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

I agree. it makes more sense for those who want to catch up to the latest
version. so that means that SMAs will NOT be phased out.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Michael Amaro [mailto:mikeameli@...]
Sent: Friday, Nov 2, 2018 12:06 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

Sieghard your right. The 90 dollar subscription is for those that fall
behind on there jaws versions

*From:* Sieghard Weitzel <mailto:@Sieghard>
*Sent:* Friday, November 2, 2018 8:27 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

Hi Maria and Gerald,

But it is also not that unreasonable to expect that at some point the price
for everything goes up. There is such a thing as inflation and it's not like
Vispero pays their employees the same wage as they did 20 years ago or that
rent, utilities and all that has not gone up. How many of us spend the$90
Jaws is now charging for this subscription each month for our cell phone
plan? How many of us pay that or more for our Netflix subscription, for our
Apple Music, Spotify or other music service subscription? For how long has
FS charged the same $120 for their SMA?
Is it really such a big deal to pay $7.50 a month for Jaws instead of $5?
That $2.50 difference is less than what a lot of us spend on a coffee from
Starbucks and how often a month do you buy that? OK, so maybe you don't buy
Starbucks coffee, but there is any number of other examples I could quote
where we spend money on luxuries or things we don't really need even for
those among us who are on a very limited income. I bet most of us waste more
than $2.50 a month on food we throw out because we forgot about it and it
has gone bad, Americans and Canadians after all are among the countries with
the highest food waste and that is a fact. The point is that Jaws is not a
luxury because those of us who need it can't just say "Oh, this month money
is tight so maybe let's not go out for dinner or buy lunch but instead I eat
a sandwich at home to save money". And for those with relatively basic
computer needs there is always NVDA and even Narrator is getting to a point
where somebody could happily do email, browse the web and so on. Nobody
forces you to use Jaws if you don't want to pay for it for whatever reason.

Regards,

Sieghard

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Maria
Campbell
*Sent:* Friday, November 2, 2018 8:06 AM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
*Subject:* Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

It seems to me that if and when the SMA program is terminated, the least
they can do is discount the licenses with additional years. Has Freedom
Scientific/VFO/Vispero forgotten that most blind people don't have a lot of
money since so many of us are not employed or receive our JAWS from
agencies?

Maria Campbell

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On 11/1/2018 9:53 PM, 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.

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

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Is this correct?

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I do have one concern, though.

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$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.

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*Am I missing something?*

*�*

*Tom Behler*

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*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 2:23 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

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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

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Michael:

�

Where did you get this info?

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

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

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Thanks for the help!

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Tom Behler

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*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

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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

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*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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