moderated Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.


Gerald Levy
 


Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS, starting with version 3.7.

On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.


Loy
 


Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS, starting with version 3.7.
On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.

On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:


Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS, starting with version 3.7.
On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.


Bharat
 

Thank you,

bharat.In that case, you would be better served by going with the
$95 JAWS home annual licence from FS's E-Store. While out there, if
you opt for a 2 or 5 year licence, it would come in even cheaper from
a overall pricing standpoint. That's my understanding of it all.

On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.

On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:


Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA
by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a
recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.

> > ----- Original Message -----
From: Annabelle Susan Morison mailto:foristnights@...
To: main@jfw.groups.io mailto:main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another:
Additional Costs?

I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS,
starting with version 3.7.

> > > On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via
groups.io <bwaylimited@...
mailto:bwaylimited@... > wrote:




Sorry, no can do. Once you have selected the annual
license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing
JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

> > > > Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like
to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't
expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much.
Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.

> > >
> >
>





Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I wonder what the difference is between the Home Annual and the Perpetual license.

On 07/03/2022 5:54 AM Bharat <bharat.b@...> wrote:


Thank you,

bharat.In that case, you would be better served by going with the
$95 JAWS home annual licence from FS's E-Store. While out there, if
you opt for a 2 or 5 year licence, it would come in even cheaper from
a overall pricing standpoint. That's my understanding of it all.


On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.

On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:


Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA
by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a
recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.

> > ----- Original Message -----
From: Annabelle Susan Morison mailto:foristnights@...
To: main@jfw.groups.io mailto:main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another:
Additional Costs?

I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS,
starting with version 3.7.

> > > On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via
groups.io <bwaylimited@...
mailto:bwaylimited@... > wrote:




Sorry, no can do. Once you have selected the annual
license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing
JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

> > > > Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like
to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't
expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much.
Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.

> > >
> >
>






Gerald Levy
 


 Oh my goodness,you are so far behind with JAWS that FS would probably charge you at least $500 to bring your SMA up to date.  I presume you are using JAWS 15 with Windows 7 because such an old version of JAWS is not compatible with Windows 10 or 11.  Therefore, if you are planning to buy a new computer with Windows 10 or 11 and update toJAWS 2022, your best bet by far is to stick with the annual license option.  It will only cost you $95 for a one year license, which is only $20 more than the one year cost of a two year SMA whose regular price is$150.


Gerald


  

On 7/3/2022 8:47 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.
On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:


Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS, starting with version 3.7.
On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I have a Home Annual license with JAWS 2021, as I have it on a Windows 10 machine which I got in May of 2021. What do I do when the license expires? Would I have to pay extra to get it renewed? If so, how much?

On 07/03/2022 6:02 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



 Oh my goodness,you are so far behind with JAWS that FS would probably charge you at least $500 to bring your SMA up to date.  I presume you are using JAWS 15 with Windows 7 because such an old version of JAWS is not compatible with Windows 10 or 11.  Therefore, if you are planning to buy a new computer with Windows 10 or 11 and update toJAWS 2022, your best bet by far is to stick with the annual license option.  It will only cost you $95 for a one year license, which is only $20 more than the one year cost of a two year SMA whose regular price is$150.


Gerald


  

On 7/3/2022 8:47 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.
On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:


Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS, starting with version 3.7.
On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.


Debby Hill
 

Hi Annabelle,

 

Your situation seems a bit complicated, so I think the best thing for you to do is to call Vispero on Tuesday and talk it over with customer service.

 

Good Luck!

 

Debby  

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, July 03, 2022 9:06 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

 

I have a Home Annual license with JAWS 2021, as I have it on a Windows 10 machine which I got in May of 2021. What do I do when the license expires? Would I have to pay extra to get it renewed? If so, how much?

On 07/03/2022 6:02 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:

 

 

 

 Oh my goodness,you are so far behind with JAWS that FS would probably charge you at least $500 to bring your SMA up to date.  I presume you are using JAWS 15 with Windows 7 because such an old version of JAWS is not compatible with Windows 10 or 11.  Therefore, if you are planning to buy a new computer with Windows 10 or 11 and update toJAWS 2022, your best bet by far is to stick with the annual license option.  It will only cost you $95 for a one year license, which is only $20 more than the one year cost of a two year SMA whose regular price is$150.

 

Gerald

 

  

On 7/3/2022 8:47 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.

On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:

 

 

Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM

Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

 

I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS, starting with version 3.7.

On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:

 

 

 

Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.

 

Gerald

 

 

On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

Hi, it's Annabelle.

I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.


Gerald Levy
 


You will have to pay $95 to renew your annual home license for another year.  If you purchased your license inMay of 2021, it may have already expired if it was only a one-year license, and JAWS may only work in 40 minute demo mode.  FS also offers 3 year and 5 year licenses which are currently avaiable at 20% discounts, as announced yesterday at the ACB convention.  I suggest you call FS on Tuesday at 800-444-4443 for more infornation. 


Gerald



On 7/3/2022 9:05 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I have a Home Annual license with JAWS 2021, as I have it on a Windows 10 machine which I got in May of 2021. What do I do when the license expires? Would I have to pay extra to get it renewed? If so, how much?
On 07/03/2022 6:02 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



 Oh my goodness,you are so far behind with JAWS that FS would probably charge you at least $500 to bring your SMA up to date.  I presume you are using JAWS 15 with Windows 7 because such an old version of JAWS is not compatible with Windows 10 or 11.  Therefore, if you are planning to buy a new computer with Windows 10 or 11 and update toJAWS 2022, your best bet by far is to stick with the annual license option.  It will only cost you $95 for a one year license, which is only $20 more than the one year cost of a two year SMA whose regular price is$150.


Gerald


  

On 7/3/2022 8:47 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.
On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:


Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS, starting with version 3.7.
On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.


Gerald Levy
 


There is so much confusion about this issue that I will try to explain the differences between a perpetual license and an annual renewable home license.  When you purchase a copy of JAWS for the regular price of $950, you can use it indefinitely without restriction as long as it is still compatible with your version of Windows because you own it outright.  It is yours to keep, and you can authorize it to use on up to three computers.  Many JAWS home users have JAWS purchased for them by a blindness rehab agency and never bother to upgrade their SMA's at their own cost because JAWS works satisfactorally with the version of Windows they are using.  Other JAWS users who own it outright because they either purchased it themselves or had it purchased for them by a rehab agency prefer to pay $150 every two years to upgrade their SMA's so that they can enjoy the latest version of JAWS and ensure ongoing compatibility with Windows.  With an annual home license,on the other hand, you are only purchasing the right to use JAWS without restriction for a specific period of time, usually one, three or five years.  Unlike an SMA, you do not own JAWS outright, and if you fail to renew your license before it is due to expire, JAWS will revert to 40 minute demo mode.  HTH. 


Gerald


 

On 7/3/2022 9:00 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I wonder what the difference is between the Home Annual and the Perpetual license.
On 07/03/2022 5:54 AM Bharat <bharat.b@...> wrote:

 
Thank you,

bharat.In that case, you would be better served  by going with the
$95 JAWS home annual licence from FS's E-Store. While out there, if
you opt for a 2 or 5 year licence, it would come in even cheaper from
a overall pricing standpoint. That's my understanding of it all.


On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.

    On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:


    Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA
by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a
recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.

        > >         ----- Original Message -----
        From: Annabelle Susan Morison mailto:foristnights@...
        To: main@jfw.groups.io mailto:main@jfw.groups.io
        Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
        Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another:
Additional Costs?

        I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS,
starting with version 3.7.

            > > >             On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via
groups.io <bwaylimited@...
mailto:bwaylimited@... > wrote:



            Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual
license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing
JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


            Gerald



            On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

                > > > >                 Hi, it's Annabelle.
                I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like
to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't
expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much.
Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.

            > > >
        > >
    >

          












Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I originally purchased JAWS with my college trust fund in 2002. Does this mean I own it if I purchased a perpetual license back then?

On 07/03/2022 6:33 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



There is so much confusion about this issue that I will try to explain the differences between a perpetual license and an annual renewable home license.  When you purchase a copy of JAWS for the regular price of $950, you can use it indefinitely without restriction as long as it is still compatible with your version of Windows because you own it outright.  It is yours to keep, and you can authorize it to use on up to three computers.  Many JAWS home users have JAWS purchased for them by a blindness rehab agency and never bother to upgrade their SMA's at their own cost because JAWS works satisfactorally with the version of Windows they are using.  Other JAWS users who own it outright because they either purchased it themselves or had it purchased for them by a rehab agency prefer to pay $150 every two years to upgrade their SMA's so that they can enjoy the latest version of JAWS and ensure ongoing compatibility with Windows.  With an annual home license,on the other hand, you are only purchasing the right to use JAWS without restriction for a specific period of time, usually one, three or five years.  Unlike an SMA, you do not own JAWS outright, and if you fail to renew your license before it is due to expire, JAWS will revert to 40 minute demo mode.  HTH. 


Gerald


 

On 7/3/2022 9:00 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I wonder what the difference is between the Home Annual and the Perpetual license.
On 07/03/2022 5:54 AM Bharat <bharat.b@...> wrote:

 
Thank you,

bharat.In that case, you would be better served  by going with the
$95 JAWS home annual licence from FS's E-Store. While out there, if
you opt for a 2 or 5 year licence, it would come in even cheaper from
a overall pricing standpoint. That's my understanding of it all.


On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.

    On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:


    Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA
by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a
recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.

        > >         ----- Original Message -----
        From: Annabelle Susan Morison mailto:foristnights@...
        To: main@jfw.groups.io mailto:main@jfw.groups.io
        Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
        Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another:
Additional Costs?

        I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS,
starting with version 3.7.

            > > >             On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via
groups.io <bwaylimited@...
mailto:bwaylimited@... > wrote:
            Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual
license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing
JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


            Gerald



            On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

                > > > >                 Hi, it's Annabelle.
                I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like
to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't
expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much.
Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.

            > > >
        > >
    >




   


Gerald Levy
 


Yes, when you purchased JAWS in 2002, you essentially purchased a perpetual license because you own it outright and can use it indefinitely without restriction as long as it is still compatible with the version of Windows on your computer. But in order to keep JAWS up to date, you would have had to purchase an SMA every two years until the present time. If you let your SMA lapse at some point in the past, FS will charge you a hefty penalty to bring it up to date.   


Gerald



On 7/3/2022 9:41 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I originally purchased JAWS with my college trust fund in 2002. Does this mean I own it if I purchased a perpetual license back then?
On 07/03/2022 6:33 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



There is so much confusion about this issue that I will try to explain the differences between a perpetual license and an annual renewable home license.  When you purchase a copy of JAWS for the regular price of $950, you can use it indefinitely without restriction as long as it is still compatible with your version of Windows because you own it outright.  It is yours to keep, and you can authorize it to use on up to three computers.  Many JAWS home users have JAWS purchased for them by a blindness rehab agency and never bother to upgrade their SMA's at their own cost because JAWS works satisfactorally with the version of Windows they are using.  Other JAWS users who own it outright because they either purchased it themselves or had it purchased for them by a rehab agency prefer to pay $150 every two years to upgrade their SMA's so that they can enjoy the latest version of JAWS and ensure ongoing compatibility with Windows.  With an annual home license,on the other hand, you are only purchasing the right to use JAWS without restriction for a specific period of time, usually one, three or five years.  Unlike an SMA, you do not own JAWS outright, and if you fail to renew your license before it is due to expire, JAWS will revert to 40 minute demo mode.  HTH. 


Gerald


 

On 7/3/2022 9:00 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I wonder what the difference is between the Home Annual and the Perpetual license.
On 07/03/2022 5:54 AM Bharat <bharat.b@...> wrote:

 
Thank you,

bharat.In that case, you would be better served  by going with the
$95 JAWS home annual licence from FS's E-Store. While out there, if
you opt for a 2 or 5 year licence, it would come in even cheaper from
a overall pricing standpoint. That's my understanding of it all.


On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.

    On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:


    Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA
by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a
recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.

        > >         ----- Original Message -----
        From: Annabelle Susan Morison mailto:foristnights@...
        To: main@jfw.groups.io mailto:main@jfw.groups.io
        Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
        Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another:
Additional Costs?

        I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS,
starting with version 3.7.

            > > >             On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via
groups.io <bwaylimited@...
mailto:bwaylimited@... > wrote:
            Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual
license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing
JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


            Gerald



            On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

                > > > >                 Hi, it's Annabelle.
                I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like
to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't
expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much.
Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.

            > > >
        > >
    >

              

          


Bill White
 

Yes, but only that version, you don't own updated versions of JAWS, only the version you purchased back in 2002.~

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 6:42 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

 

I originally purchased JAWS with my college trust fund in 2002. Does this mean I own it if I purchased a perpetual license back then?

On 07/03/2022 6:33 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:

 

 

 

There is so much confusion about this issue that I will try to explain the differences between a perpetual license and an annual renewable home license.  When you purchase a copy of JAWS for the regular price of $950, you can use it indefinitely without restriction as long as it is still compatible with your version of Windows because you own it outright.  It is yours to keep, and you can authorize it to use on up to three computers.  Many JAWS home users have JAWS purchased for them by a blindness rehab agency and never bother to upgrade their SMA's at their own cost because JAWS works satisfactorally with the version of Windows they are using.  Other JAWS users who own it outright because they either purchased it themselves or had it purchased for them by a rehab agency prefer to pay $150 every two years to upgrade their SMA's so that they can enjoy the latest version of JAWS and ensure ongoing compatibility with Windows.  With an annual home license,on the other hand, you are only purchasing the right to use JAWS without restriction for a specific period of time, usually one, three or five years.  Unlike an SMA, you do not own JAWS outright, and if you fail to renew your license before it is due to expire, JAWS will revert to 40 minute demo mode.  HTH. 

 

Gerald

 

 

On 7/3/2022 9:00 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

I wonder what the difference is between the Home Annual and the Perpetual license.
On 07/03/2022 5:54 AM Bharat <bharat.b@...> wrote:
 
 
Thank you,
 
bharat.In that case, you would be better served  by going with the
$95 JAWS home annual licence from FS's E-Store. While out there, if
you opt for a 2 or 5 year licence, it would come in even cheaper from
a overall pricing standpoint. That's my understanding of it all.
 
 
On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.
 
    On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:
 
 
    Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA
by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a
recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.
 
        > >         ----- Original Message -----
        From: Annabelle Susan Morison mailto:foristnights@...
        To: main@jfw.groups.io mailto:main@jfw.groups.io
        Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
        Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another:
Additional Costs?
 
        I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS,
starting with version 3.7.
 
            > > >             On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via
groups.io <bwaylimited@...
mailto:bwaylimited@... > wrote:
            Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual
license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing
JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.
 
 
            Gerald
 
 
 
            On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
 
                > > > >                 Hi, it's Annabelle.
                I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like
to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't
expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much.
Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.
 
            > > >
        > >
    >
 
 
 
 
 


Loy
 


That would be a very old version and you do own the license, but that version would not work with Windows 10 or 11. OAS's keep changing so you need to upgrade your screen reader.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 9:41 AM
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

I originally purchased JAWS with my college trust fund in 2002. Does this mean I own it if I purchased a perpetual license back then?
On 07/03/2022 6:33 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io <bwaylimited@...> wrote:



There is so much confusion about this issue that I will try to explain the differences between a perpetual license and an annual renewable home license.  When you purchase a copy of JAWS for the regular price of $950, you can use it indefinitely without restriction as long as it is still compatible with your version of Windows because you own it outright.  It is yours to keep, and you can authorize it to use on up to three computers.  Many JAWS home users have JAWS purchased for them by a blindness rehab agency and never bother to upgrade their SMA's at their own cost because JAWS works satisfactorally with the version of Windows they are using.  Other JAWS users who own it outright because they either purchased it themselves or had it purchased for them by a rehab agency prefer to pay $150 every two years to upgrade their SMA's so that they can enjoy the latest version of JAWS and ensure ongoing compatibility with Windows.  With an annual home license,on the other hand, you are only purchasing the right to use JAWS without restriction for a specific period of time, usually one, three or five years.  Unlike an SMA, you do not own JAWS outright, and if you fail to renew your license before it is due to expire, JAWS will revert to 40 minute demo mode.  HTH. 


Gerald



 

On 7/3/2022 9:00 AM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:
I wonder what the difference is between the Home Annual and the Perpetual license.
On 07/03/2022 5:54 AM Bharat <bharat.b@...> wrote:

 
Thank you,

bharat.In that case, you would be better served  by going with the
$95 JAWS home annual licence from FS's E-Store. While out there, if
you opt for a 2 or 5 year licence, it would come in even cheaper from
a overall pricing standpoint. That's my understanding of it all.


On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
The most recent version my SMA currently supports is JAWS version 15.

    On 07/03/2022 5:39 AM Loy <loyrg2845@...> wrote:


    Depending on your last SMA version, you could upgrade to a current SMA
by paying the upgrade cost from that previous version. But if it is not a
recent version the price may be more than you want to pay.

        > >         ----- Original Message -----
        From: Annabelle Susan Morison mailto:foristnights@...
        To: main@jfw.groups.io mailto:main@jfw.groups.io
        Sent: Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:28 AM
        Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another:
Additional Costs?

        I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS,
starting with version 3.7.

            > > >             On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via
groups.io <bwaylimited@...
mailto:bwaylimited@... > wrote:
            Sorry, no can do.  Once you have selected the annual
license option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing
JAWS outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


            Gerald



            On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

                > > > >                 Hi, it's Annabelle.
                I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like
to change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't
expire, right? Will it cost me anything? If so, how much.
Specifically, I have a home license for JAWS 2021.

            > > >
        > >
    >



molly the blind tech lover
 

I used to have an SMA for Jaws, not sure which version of Jaws it was.
My SMA had expired, and rather than renewing the SMA I purchased the
home annual yearly subscription for around $95. In my opinion it's
easier than trying to renew an expired SMA.

On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS, starting
with version 3.7.

On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io
<bwaylimited@...> wrote:




Sorry, no can do. Once you have selected the annual license option,
you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS outright for
$950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

> > Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change
it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right?
Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home
license for JAWS 2021.

>





Annabelle Susan Morison
 

I purchased my SMA with a college trust fund back in 2002, as I was going to school back then. The SMA was a "Professional" license. I want to try to change my recent home annual license to a perpetual license, but I'm not sure how much it would cost to upgrade from one license to another. Am I right when I hear that a perpetual license never expires?

On 07/06/2022 2:58 AM molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:


I used to have an SMA for Jaws, not sure which version of Jaws it was.
My SMA had expired, and rather than renewing the SMA I purchased the
home annual yearly subscription for around $95. In my opinion it's
easier than trying to renew an expired SMA.

On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS, starting
with version 3.7.

On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io
<bwaylimited@...> wrote:




Sorry, no can do. Once you have selected the annual license option,
you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS outright for
$950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

> > Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to change
it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right?
Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a home
license for JAWS 2021.

>






Cornelius
 

Yes it is easy, however if you didn't renew it come the expiry date, your JAWS will be back to 40 minute demo mode.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of molly the blind tech lover
Sent: Wednesday, 6 July, 2022 5:58 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

I used to have an SMA for Jaws, not sure which version of Jaws it was.
My SMA had expired, and rather than renewing the SMA I purchased the home annual yearly subscription for around $95. In my opinion it's easier than trying to renew an expired SMA.

On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS,
starting with version 3.7.

On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io
<bwaylimited@...> wrote:




Sorry, no can do. Once you have selected the annual license
option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS
outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

> > Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to
change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right?
Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a
home license for JAWS 2021.

>





Van Lant, Robin
 

I have a SMA for a professional license, since I use it for work and home. I'm not sure FS even offers a SMA for home licenses anymore, but don't hold me to that.

As I understand it, JAWS is mine to keep, even if I don't renew the SMA, but eventually the software won't work as Windows and applications keep progressing. Like you, I like the idea of owning my copy, even if it becomes outdated if I don't renew the SMA. The annual license is great for removing the barrier of entry for new JAWS users, but feels like a fleeting thing that you lose if you cannot afford the annual license one year.

If your last SMA was 2002, you may not be able to switch base to even a professional SMA at this point. You are probably best to call FS Sales and ask about your situation.

Robin

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annabelle Susan Morison
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 4:02 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Changing From One License Type to Another: Additional Costs?

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I purchased my SMA with a college trust fund back in 2002, as I was going to school back then. The SMA was a "Professional" license. I want to try to change my recent home annual license to a perpetual license, but I'm not sure how much it would cost to upgrade from one license to another. Am I right when I hear that a perpetual license never expires?
On 07/06/2022 2:58 AM molly the blind tech lover <brainardmolly@...> wrote:


I used to have an SMA for Jaws, not sure which version of Jaws it was.
My SMA had expired, and rather than renewing the SMA I purchased the
home annual yearly subscription for around $95. In my opinion it's
easier than trying to renew an expired SMA.

On 7/3/22, Annabelle Susan Morison <foristnights@...> wrote:
I originally purchased an SMA when I originally purchased JAWS,
starting with version 3.7.

On 07/03/2022 3:27 AM Gerald Levy via groups.io
<bwaylimited@...> wrote:




Sorry, no can do. Once you have selected the annual license
option, you cannot switch to the SMA option without purchasing JAWS
outright for $950, if you have not previously done so.


Gerald



On 7/2/2022 9:59 PM, Annabelle Susan Morison wrote:

> > Hi, it's Annabelle.
I have an Annual license for JAWS 2021, and I'd like to
change it to a perpetual license. Those are the ones that don't expire, right?
Will it cost me anything? If so, how much. Specifically, I have a
home license for JAWS 2021.

>











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