moderated Re: Question regarding jaws SMA
I just checked on the price of a SMA and it is: $150 for 2 years.
So, $75 per year instead of the subscription of $90 if you are in the US.
So, $6.25 per month.
Not bad for the best screen reader on the market today, since Window-Eyes is dead. Sorry, I had to get that dig in, grin.
I use Narrator as my backup first if Jaws gets locked up for some reason, and if that doesn’t work I use NVDA, which I have donated to since even with their open source approach there are costs to maintaining the distribution.
I was going to go on and on about purchasing priorities, but that’s enough.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Sieghard Weitzel
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:37 AM
Subject: Re: Question regarding jaws SMA
If yo uchoose to subscribe to Jaw for $90 a year why do you then have an unexpected charge? I am sure you get a reminder that your annual subscription is due just as you do with Office 365 and other subscriptions.
Well, using that logic, you receive an email from JAWS every year reminding you that your SMA is expiring, or a unexpected charge on your credit card every year. As apposed to one charge every 2 years that is cheaper in the long run. Of course if you don’t have to pay for it, the cost is irrelevant. Swing for the fences and you may hit a home run out of the park.
What would be the better of the choices with not what is paid but what is received?
I’m not sure so don’t quote me on this. I think in the long run it is cheaper to buy 2 updates for JAWS, rather then paying $90 per year. I think the cost for 2 updates is $160.
That depends on how far behind you are.
If you are on Jaws 2019 and just didn’t have an SMA to upgrade to Jaws 2020 you should be able to buy a new SMA at whatever the price is and it will give you Jaws 2020 and Jaws 2021 this fall.
If you are still on Jaws 2018 you should be able to buy a new SMA and this would entitle you to upgrade to Jaws 2019 and Jaws 2020, of course there is no need to actually install Jaws 2019, you would go straight to Jaws 2020, but at that point your SMA is once again used up and if you want Jaws 2021 this fall you would need to buy another SMA either right away or at the latest by October.
If you are on anything prior to Jaws 2018 like Jaws 18 or even 17, you would have to immediately buy 2 SMA’s to even get Jaws 2020.
Alternatively, if you live in the US you can switch to the Jaws subscription model which is I believe $90 a year, this would entitle you to upgrade right away to Jaws 2020 no matter what version you are on, then you continue to pay $90 each year and this will always entitle you to install and use the latest update.
Having said all this I would highly recommend you speak to Vispero directly at 1-727-803-8600, let them look up your account via the Jaws serial number you have and ask what your options are.
They do also have a toll free number, but I don’t currently have it handy.
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