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    Spotify wants your money.. and why not.. ????

    Here’s how the changes will work:

    ■New Spotify users will be able to enjoy our unrivalled free service as it is today for the first 6 months.
    ■As of May 1st, any user who signed up to the free service on or before November 1st 2010 will be able to play each track for free up to a total of 5 times. Users who signed up after the beginning of November will see these changes applied 6 months after the time they set up their Spotify account.
    ■Additionally, total listening time for free users will be limited to 10 hours per month after the first 6 months. That’s equivalent to around 200 tracks or 20 albums.


    https://www.spotify.com/se/blog/arch...ify-free-open/

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    Was only really a matter of time.

    They are probably figuring that too many people are generally happy with the adverts and not needing it on a mobile device so are sticking with the free version.

    It's a shame for those of us fitting into that bracket but they have to eat

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    I was using the FREE Version but thought it would be quite handy to play it in my car also so i purchased it.. plus i kept maxing out the hours in a day or so! so was screwed for the rest of the month! LOL

    I had the 7 days premium FREE and then just pay the £9.99 per month.

    James.

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    I'm already a premium user and the £9.99 a month is fantastic to say i use it on my phone, in the office and at home

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    I'm quite happy to pay for it too - there's always a few gaps in stuff I want, but on the whole it's fairly well populated.

    The out of country use is also pretty handy :-)

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    I would be more than happy to pay for it but they don't have an app for my Blackberry but keep announcing one coming soon....................Damn you spotify WHEN is NEVER to a simple man like me.

    DO IT NOW! ;D

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    Bye bye Spotify, not paying for the service so will just use the allowance then get rid...

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    I pay for spotify, have done for a long time now primarily for the mobile use but I do enjoy the higher quality sound too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I pay for spotify, have done for a long time now primarily for the mobile use but I do enjoy the higher quality sound too.
    It was Shaun that talked me into doing it! and I am very pleased I did so handy for the car and the fact it auto sync's over network so no need to mess around with iTunes.

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    Another happy paying user here. Been a paid user for near enough 2 years now. £9.99 for unlimited music, and mobile access has always seemed like a good deal to me! By the same price, i could be buying about 14 albums a year. Not exactly a lot!

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    Oh look, I have my own domain and a global inbox. Wonder how many times I can get away with signing up under throwaway addresses to get another 6 months?

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    So peoplw who have been on the free since before November 2010 will also only get 10hours?

    Its good and I use it a fair bit but it doesn't have a great selection of tracks in my fav genre- (proper) dance - so it really isn't worth,£10 to me.
    Ampache it is then

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Oh look, I have my own domain and a global inbox. Wonder how many times I can get away with signing up under throwaway addresses to get another 6 months?
    Google Mail's plus addressing and full-stop trick will enable you to use a single e-mail address for quite a few years.

    Code:
    spotify+1@gmail.com to spotify+999999999999999999999@gmail.com
    
    spotify@gmail.com
    s.potify@gmail.com
    sp.otify@gmail.com
    spo.tify@gmail.com
    spot.ify@gmail.com
    spoti.fy@gmail.com
    spotif.y@gmail.com
    s.p.otify@gmail.com
    s.p.o.tify@gmail.com
    s.p.o.t.ify@gmail.com
    s.p.o.t.i.fy@gmail.com
    s.p.o.t.i.f.y@gmail.com
    s.pot.ify@gmail.com
    
    etc.

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    Hopefully this will get me buying more CDs in my local independent record stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    Hopefully this will get me buying more CDs in my local independent record stores.
    What's one of them?

    I do miss being able to look through records, picking one at (semi) random and giving it a wurl. Online stores are no good for that as if you put in "Genre = dance" the first 50 pages are dizzy rascal and 50 cent etc... Then even when you find something that looks interesting and click "listen to clip" its generally just a random 30sec clip which bares very little relevancy to the actual CD/song



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