moderated Re: Question regarding jaws SMA


I hope Vispero does not eliminate the SMA For JAWS.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Richard Turner []
To: <>
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 12:50 PM
Subject: Question regarding jaws SMA
Unless I’m mistaken, and I probably am, the reason to stick with the SMA
approach is that with the license approach, you cannot continue to use
it after the subscription ends, where with the SMA, you can decide it
works fine as is and not pay for any more SMA packages and continue
using the last version as long as you like.

And, right now, I could buy an SMA for 2022 and 2023 since I am paid up
through 2021, so I doubt they are getting rid of the SMA anytime soon.

But, who knows what lurks in the hearts and mind of Vespiro.


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*From:* <> *On Behalf Of *Sieghard
*Sent:* Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:44 AM
*Subject:* Re: Question regarding jaws SMA

Well, then it’s only a $1.25 difference a month between SMA and annual

No reason I guess to continue paying $150 every 2 years if that is what
you have been doing and Vispero is still doing it, but for anybody who
is behind and wants to get back in with Jaws the $90 annual subscription
is absolutely the way to go and I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point
the annual subscription was the only way to get Jaws. This would
illuminate the up-front cost of $1,000 or whatever Jaws costs in US
Dollars and simplify things for Vispero.

*From:* <>
< <>> *On Behalf Of *Richard
*Sent:* Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:56 AM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* 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.

auf wiedersehen,


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*From:* <>
< <>> *On Behalf Of *Sieghard
*Sent:* Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:37 AM
*To:* <>
*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.

*From:* <>
< <>> *On Behalf Of *David
*Sent:* Friday, February 14, 2020 1:20 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: Question regarding jaws SMA

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.

*From:* <>
< <>> *On Behalf Of *Rick Mladek
*Sent:* February 14, 2020 1:07 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: Question regarding jaws SMA

What would be the better of the choices with not what is paid but what
is received?

*From:* <>
< <>> *On Behalf Of *David
*Sent:* Friday, February 14, 2020 3:59 PM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: Question regarding jaws SMA

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.

*From:* <>
< <>> *On Behalf Of *Sieghard
*Sent:* February 14, 2020 8:14 AM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Re: Question regarding jaws SMA

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.

*Best regards,*



*From:* <>
< <>> *On Behalf Of *Blind Gamer
*Sent:* Friday, February 14, 2020 6:37 AM
*To:* <>
*Subject:* Question regarding jaws SMA**

Hi I have one question
If we didn't renew jaws sma then how much price for upgrade

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