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Dispatch.com Now Limiting Free Access to Some Online Articles

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    mrpoppinzs
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    I am seeing more older people with ipads, and I talked to a couple and they said that they got theirs so they could read the Dispatch in large print and when they travel.

    Anecedotal, but it may be a trend.

    #504283

    Rockmastermike
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    mrpoppinzs said:
    I am seeing more older people with ipads, and I talked to a couple and they said that they got theirs so they could read the Dispatch in large print and when they travel.

    Anecedotal, but it may be a trend.

    dunno about the ipad, but the Kindle edition of the dispatch (full re-sizable text of all the articles, with a few pics, no ads, delivered automatically by wireless every day) is $7/month and is *way* nicer and faster to read than their website.

    #504284

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    I think there is a kindle app on the ipad.

    #504285

    Pablo
    Participant

    You can always read the paper for free at the library.

    #504286

    ricospaz
    Participant

    Pablo said:
    You can always read the paper for free at the library.

    hmm I work and I have a newborn at home. be realistic

    #504287

    Pablo
    Participant

    ricospaz said:
    hmm I work and I have a newborn at home. be realistic

    So, you want the Dispatch to provide free content forever? – be realistic.

    #504288

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    Pablo said:
    So, you want the Dispatch to provide free content forever? – be realistic.

    can’t believe it took two pages for someone to say this.

    elephant in the room!

    #504289

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    I can borrow ebooks from the library.. too bad I can’t borrow the epaper, too.

    Of course, they need to make money. I think they run a very real risk of becoming irrelevant and disconnected from the community though. People will turn to the local news channel websites which are likely to stay free. Unfortunately they all suck, but maybe the dispatch closing the blinds will lead to increased traffic and improvement in their quality.

    Until then I guess it’s to the library for me. I wonder if the libraries will have web subscriptions?

    #504290

    ricospaz
    Participant

    Pablo said:
    So, you want the Dispatch to provide free content forever? – be realistic.

    Now if you were following, you would understand that if you pay for the ‘paper’ version, you got the E-edition free. Guess I’ll hit the library

    #504291

    drew
    Participant

    Mercurius said:
    The Dispatch is in a precarious place I feel–because if you want content and are willing to pay, for almost every category, someone else does it better.

    (mostly) true.

    Pablo said:
    So, you want the Dispatch to provide free content forever? – be realistic.

    True.

    I tend to think you’ll get a reasonable lay of the land in trying to reconcile the above.

    #504292

    Garbage. Hopefully they go out of biz. Sucks so many f our large corporate businesses are gouging their customers (aep and dispatch). At least some of them, like Huntington, are still putting their customers first. Who would think a bank would be the leader in customer service, and would be the ones business really there for the customer.

    #504293

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    I think the pay wall is a bad idea, but it’s hardly evil price gouging. And you’re kidding yourself if you think Huntington is some saintly bank that never hurts anyone.

    #504294

    Really? Explain…..

    #504295

    NerosNeptune
    Participant

    local champion said:
    Really? Explain…..

    they’re a bank.

    #504296

    NerosNeptune said:
    they’re a bank.

    NerosNeptune said:
    they’re a bank.

    Exactly what I figured you would say….

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