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« on: September 13, 2017, 10:08:46 pm »

I guess the TW is trying to go out of business.  Two years ago I got 52 weeks of 7 day delivery for $275.  I thought I got the same last year but they seem to have cut me short by a month.  Now it is official policy and they want $348.40 for "52 weeks"

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Your new expiration date will be based on current pricing and is subject to change with future price adjustments. Your subscription includes delivery of the paper on Thanksgiving day and 6 editions of Tulsa World Magazine.   Your account will be charged a premium for these editions, thereby shortening your renewal term and changing your subscription expiration date.  Tulsa World will charge a $5.00 processing fee for refunds remitted to the customer. Tulsa World subscription will continue unless notified by subscriber to stop.

Bold type is in the notice, not added by me.  I guess I will let my subscription expire without renewal.  I hope I don't have as much trouble ending my subscription with the TW as I did with Cox Cable.

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 11:02:32 pm »

I guess the TW is trying to go out of business.  Two years ago I got 52 weeks of 7 day delivery for $275.  I thought I got the same last year but they seem to have cut me short by a month.  Now it is official policy and they want $348.40 for "52 weeks"

Bold type is in the notice, not added by me.  I guess I will let my subscription expire without renewal.  I hope I don't have as much trouble ending my subscription with the TW as I did with Cox Cable.

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Got rid of mine because of that increase. And do not miss it one bit. But be ready for lots of calls and "morning reads" in your email.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 11:07:27 pm »

I guess the TW is trying to go out of business.  Two years ago I got 52 weeks of 7 day delivery for $275.  I thought I got the same last year but they seem to have cut me short by a month.  Now it is official policy and they want $348.40 for "52 weeks"

Bold type is in the notice, not added by me.  I guess I will let my subscription expire without renewal.  I hope I don't have as much trouble ending my subscription with the TW as I did with Cox Cable.

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I had no problems killing my TV with Cox (I switched to DirecTV last month).  But upfront I told them not to harass me about it either.  I knew the deal I was getting with Direct was not going be be matched at all.

Last time we had print TW was when Mom was still alive.  We dropped them and I showed her how to read it online.  About six months later she got a cold call for a renewal; she wanted to do weekends and Sundays but they tricked her into a deal that actually cost more than what she paid for daily service.  When I found out about it I called them back and told them to take her off their call list and revoke the charges.  It wasn't a pleasant call for them as I went directly to the supervisor for that one.
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 11:16:09 pm »

Got rid of mine because of that increase. And do not miss it one bit. But be ready for lots of calls and "morning reads" in your email.

I don't believe they have my email address.  They could probably find it though.
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 11:23:18 pm »

I had no problems killing my TV with Cox (I switched to DirecTV last month).

I got rid of them just before they started charging for the "box".  A Cox person called on the phone to remind me that I needed to upgrade.  I told that person to cancel the subscription.  Then Cox tried to charge me for a couple of weeks, claiming I had not quit them.  I finally had to write to the City of Bixby as they are the franchise director (or something).  I still get stuff in the US Mail offering something I tear in half without even opening it.
 
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Last time we had print TW was when Mom was still alive. 

We've had it at this house since we moved here in 1971.  Dad died long ago.  Mom died two years ago.  I just kept the subscription going, still in dad's name.
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 10:02:33 am »

I too am considering dropping it.  Since they changed their online/mobile format I only read it on paper...and that might be once a week.  The new mobile format shoves content in your face, look at this or that popular or primed article.  It is nearly impossible to browse the paper unless you click the e-edition (which I don't like on my phone) or click through individual sections, which is a pain.

Maybe I'm too picky, but I enjoy browsing the headlines and then clicking the articles I found interesting. That's basically how I read the paper edition.  If I want "the most popular' content i can just follow the facebook page.

Couple that with a price increase...
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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 10:34:37 am »

I too am considering dropping it.  Since they changed their online/mobile format I only read it on paper...and that might be once a week.  The new mobile format shoves content in your face, look at this or that popular or primed article.  It is nearly impossible to browse the paper unless you click the e-edition (which I don't like on my phone) or click through individual sections, which is a pain.

Maybe I'm too picky, but I enjoy browsing the headlines and then clicking the articles I found interesting. That's basically how I read the paper edition.  If I want "the most popular' content i can just follow the facebook page.

Couple that with a price increase...


Who designed their new website? It is awful. There was nothing wrong with the prior format. Now it is a chore to find an article and I usually just end up giving up.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 02:43:07 pm »

I gave up on the World years ago, but recently signed up for basic digital access to the NYT. I can get most local news from other sources.
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