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Author:  Andy [ Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:52 pm ]
Post subject:  MSN 'to charge user fee'

MSN 'to charge user fee'

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Microsoft is reportedly planning to start charging surfers for the improved services of its MSN internet portal.

The site receives 200 million visits a month worldwide, and is the UK's most viewed website.

Microsoft's UK managing director told the Independent on Sunday that fees could be introduced within 12 months.

Any move by MSN to start fee-charging would pave the way for its competitors yahoo.com and aol.com to follow suit.


Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/1189119.stm

Author:  longview [ Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:41 pm ]
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I would like to remind everyone that anyone who thinks this means MSN Messenger will cost money is a moron.

Author:  Rob [ Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Old

it is very old news look at the date:
Quote:
Sunday, 25 February, 2001, 11:00 GMT
MSN 'to charge user fee'

Author:  Andy [ Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Old

Rob wrote:
it is very old news look at the date:
Quote:
Sunday, 25 February, 2001, 11:00 GMT
MSN 'to charge user fee'


FFS, someone sent me this, and I thought it was recent news. I never looked at the date. Guess this topic has no relevance and should be locked.

Author:  happy dude [ Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:19 pm ]
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Dude...this is fake...now let me write up a good post about an email being sent around :p

Basically someone will send you some email...its not real but it says hotmail will be charged/MSN will be charged... the only thing that was/is being charged is any NEW @MSN.com email, all previous @MSN.com emails created before some time in 2003 (I think April) are free and always will be provided you use the account...

Author:  alisdair [ Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Thousands fall for Hotmail prank

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4778046.stm
haha the follow up story LINKED on the original :P

Author:  betaluva [ Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:31 pm ]
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longview wrote:
I would like to remind everyone that anyone who thinks this means MSN Messenger will cost money is a moron.
why are they a moron? microsoft aint a charity,they are business and eventually they are going to start charging for their services.

Author:  hounsell [ Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:53 pm ]
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betaluva wrote:
longview wrote:
I would like to remind everyone that anyone who thinks this means MSN Messenger will cost money is a moron.
why are they a moron? microsoft aint a charity,they are business and eventually they are going to start charging for their services.


No, because in that sector, Market share and Brand Recognition is more important than profit. If MS charged for Messenger, everyone would migrate. There are plenty of free rivals, no one in their right mind would pay for IM

Author:  dj_cityboy [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:25 am ]
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^^ yeah i agree with hounsell, if they started to charge people to use MSN, regardless if they are a business or not, people will switch....without a doubt!!

i would!

peas
cityboy

Author:  XDude [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:14 am ]
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dj_cityboy wrote:
^^ yeah i agree with hounsell, if they started to charge people to use MSN, regardless if they are a business or not, people will switch....without a doubt!!

i would!

peas
cityboy

and that would be stupid of microsoft to do such a thing, the ads at the bottom of WLM gives them income, if half the users switch, the cost for the fee would be pretty expensive.

Author:  longview [ Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:02 am ]
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betaluva wrote:
longview wrote:
I would like to remind everyone that anyone who thinks this means MSN Messenger will cost money is a moron.
why are they a moron? microsoft aint a charity,they are business and eventually they are going to start charging for their services.

lol you're a moron

Author:  InsaneNutter [ Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:46 pm ]
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Omg its that BBC news article again! I’m sure I’ve come across a link to that at least once every year since 2001 lol :o

Author:  Andy [ Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:48 pm ]
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InsaneNutter wrote:
Omg its that BBC news article again! I’m sure I’ve come across a link to that at least once every year since 2001 lol :o


Yeah but only idiots like me who don't look at the date post them on forums etc :P

Author:  theSpam [ Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:04 am ]
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The oldschool Hotmail screenshot should be a dead giveaway though...

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