moderated Re: Jaws annual subscription

David Diamond

All info good, just doesn't apply to Canadian users of JAWS. We do not have the ability to get a annual subscription like U S citizens do. There is no idea if we ever will, either according to a rep from Vispero. Thus we have to pay the $165 for a home edition SMA or over $300 for the professional edition. Since I just use JAWS on 3 computers, it was suggested I just get the home version.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Alan Lemly
Sent: November 18, 2020 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws annual subscription

If you switch to the subscription license of JAWS, that is a non-perpetual
license that must be purchased and renewed every year. You can still
purchase a full license with an SMA and get a perpetual license for that
version of JAWS and use it for as long as you like. It won't expire whether you
choose to keep purchasing an SMA or not. As Windows continues to be
updated and your various programs such as Office 365 continue to be
updated, how effective the older version of JAWS will remain might be an

Alan Lemly

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of David
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws annual subscription

The same is true if your SMA runs out, according to a rep at Vispero. I had the
20 version, if I did not renew my SMA because it had run out, I could still use
JAWS 20. The kicker is though, from what I can remember, if in a few years 20
was out of date as in not working properly because of the upgrades in
technology, I'd have to pay for each succeeding upgrade. Others can refute
that if they want. I don't know everything and don't mind being corrected.
Providing of course the person has factual info, not their own idea. "You
should ... it could ..." Yes, I did renew my SMA at $165 and do have the 21.

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: November 18, 2020 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: Jaws annual subscription

When your subscription runs out you no longer have access for that version
of JAWS. If you have the SMA you keep those version as long as you wish to
use them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don H" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:32 PM
Subject: Jaws annual subscription

OK I have a full licensed copy of Jaws home edition and have been keeping it
up to date with a SMA. Lets say I don't purchase another SMA but go for the
annual $90 subscription. What happens at the end of that subscription if I
don't purchase another subscription? Do I lose the use of what was a full
license copy?

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