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Posted by Ken
Nov 22, 2023 at 05:22 PM


Donovan wrote:
And Ken, you got that email on the 17th? Here it is the 22nd and they
>*still* are offering the free plan on their website. Sheesh.

Yep.  But they did change their pricing page to reflect the new structure.  I looked at the reviews on Google Play on my Android phone and the recent comments were not pretty.  I am not sure where they hit a point of getting costs aligned with revenue, but I also have to wonder how easy it is to push past that when shedding customers to reduce costs.



Posted by Ken
Nov 22, 2023 at 05:28 PM


Stephen Zeoli wrote:
In the “Account Alert” that appears when you’re in your Bublup space, it
>says that as of Dec. 1 the free account will have limited functionality.
>And then spell that out:
> >“View or download your existing content, no ability to edit or interact
>with private folders.”
> >So it looks like they perhaps rethought their plan to delete users’ data
>and erase all unpaid accounts.
> Too late for me.  While I did not close my account, I did get rid of all the data that I had there since I only tried it out for a trip we recently took.  I can understand the need to pay the bills, and I can accept reducing free options moving forward, but giving people just two weeks to download data is the action that totally soured me on them.  Had they not taken that action, I might have given a subscription consideration.  This is another reminder as to why I always look to see how easily data can be exported when evaluating a product.



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