locked Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription


Mario
 

actually, I recall hearing Eric state that they moved into a single
larger facility from 2 seperate buildings, and relatively not too far
from Clear Water.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Sieghard Weitzel [mailto:@Sieghard]
Sent: Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 12:11 AM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

I believe Vispero moved into a larger building which will allow them,
just as any business, to grow and provide their employees with a better
work environment. Why you make guesses about moving to a higher rent
district is beyond me since it has no bases in fact.

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of *Maria
Campbell
*Sent:* Friday, November 2, 2018 3:04 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
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I don't think Vispero is crying the blues, as they have moved to
probably a higher rent district, thus the price hike.

Heck, I'm willing to pay for an increase in the SMA, so no, I'm not
trying to "put the screws" to anyone, as you so eloquently state.

Maria Campbell

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On 11/2/2018 5:38 PM, Al wrote:

It amazes me what lengts folks will do to try to put the screws to
others. If everybody took this route and VO had to close up then you
all would be complaining that you ended up getting screwed
yourselves. By the way, if you buy a license every other year, did
it ever cross your mind that you would have to buy the year that you
so wisely skipped?

Al

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io> <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf Of
*Maria Campbell
*Sent:* Friday, November 2, 2018 4:28 PM
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*Subject:* Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home Subscription

Actually, that's even less expensive than the SMA, since it makes it
$45 per year.  Hmm.

Maria Campbell

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On 11/2/2018 5:25 PM, Maria Campbell wrote:

I'll keep that in mind when they yank the SMA.

Maria Campbell

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On 11/2/2018 5:22 PM, Gerald Levy wrote:

I thought of a suggestion for beating Vispero at its own
game.  Instead of buying a one year license every year, why
not consider buying a one year license every two years
instead? So if you purchase a one year license for JAWS
2019, consider skipping JAWS 2020, unless it has some new
feature you feel that you must absolutely have, and buy a
one year license again when JAWS 2021 is released.  This
way, you have the benefit of keeping JAWS reasonably up to
date and slashing yourannual cost for JAWS in half.  As JAWS
2019 demonstrates, Vispero is finally running out of ideas
for new whiz bang features, and is concentrating more on bug
fixes and minor enhancements, some of which may be of
dubious value.  So just buy a one year license in odd years,
or even years, whichever you prefer.  Some users have
reported that JAWS versions released in odd years have fewer
bugs than those released in even years, while others have
reported just the opposite. Take your pick.  In any case,
it’s like having your cake and eating it, too. So instead of
being a slave to the annual update, stick it to Vispero
instead.

Gerald

*From:* Cristóbal <mailto:cristobalmuli@...>

*Sent:* Friday, November 02, 2018 4:20 PM

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

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

As others have pointed out many times, no one’s making you
use Jaws. NVDA’s nice and free. I’m primarily a Jaws user
and use NVDA mainly in a pinch or if Jaws has frozen on me,
but I still donate to the NVDA project. It’s good that
there’s an option for those who don’t have the means for
commercial screen readers and alternatives are always good.
But yes, please come back with some sort of line of how NVDA
is a public project that can be abandoned at any time blah
blah blah.

Cristóbal

*From:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
<main@jfw.groups.io> <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io> *On Behalf
Of *Gerald Levy
*Sent:* Friday, November 2, 2018 12:53 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto:main@jfw.groups.io>
*Subject:* Re: Need Details On New Annual Jaws Home
Subscription

According to Eric, the advantage of buying a five year
license is that it protects you against future price
increases.  So if you buy a five year license now for $450,
which works out to $90 a year, and Vispero decides next year
to raise the price of a one year license to $100, you are
locked in to the cheaper price for five years.  What a swell
bunch of guys!

Gerald

*From:* Dave Durber <mailto:d.durber@...>

*Sent:* Friday, November 02, 2018 2:55 PM

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

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

Hello Gerald:

Don't forget the interest on the money if customers decide
to pay for the additional years.

The are laughing all the way to the bank. In addition, it is
a case of having their cake and eating it!

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*From:* Gerald Levy <mailto:bwaylimited@...>

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

*Sent:* Friday, November 02, 2018 3:21 PM

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

You’re absolutely right.  To me, the five year license
is nothing but a scam to get customers to pay upfront so
that Vispero has the use of these funds immediately.  If
they were really concerned about their customers who
live on fixed incomes, they would offer a discount of
say, 10% or 15% if you buy a five years license so that
it would cost only $400 instead of $450, as a gesture of
good faith to their long-term customers.  Again, I see
no advantage paying $450 up front for a five year
license when buying an annual license every year for the
next five years would cost exactly the same.

Gerald

*From:* Maria Campbell <mailto:lucky1inct@...>

*Sent:* Friday, November 02, 2018 11:06 AM

*To:* main@jfw.groups.io <mailto: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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~ Blaise Pascal ~



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>
mailto:main@jfw.groups.io *On Behalf Of *Michael
Amaro
*Sent:* Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:23 PM
*To:* main@jfw.groups.io
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*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:

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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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