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LogMeIn drops free accounts, forces users into paid tiers

updated 03:57 pm EST, Tue January 21, 2014

Some accounts get brief reprieve

Remote access service LogMeIn is shutting down access to free accounts, reports note. The company is informing subscribers that they have seven days after their next login to upgrade or stop using the service. Owners of LogMeIn Ignition for iOS and Android are being promised "significant" discounts, however -- and for the time being, LogMeIn Central, the free editions of Cubby and are unaffected.

LogMeIn Pro subscriptions start at $99 per year, which covers access to two computers via the web and remote devices. Pro accounts also provide remote printing, file transfers, and hooks into cloud services. Offerings scale up to a small business account, which costs $449 per year but includes 10 machines.

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  1. Teq

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 03-05-10

    Adios LogMeIn, it was nice knowing you, but see... I was never R.E.A.L.L.Y attached to you, this relationship was mostly just a convenience thing. Time to say goodbye without bad feelings, without regrets... see ya, I'm going back to my good old VNC.

  1. Jeronimo2000

    Forum Regular

    Joined: 08-20-01

    Yeah, same here. It's not me, LogMeIn, it's you. I'm sorry.

    You're just not worth that kind of money. Bye.

  1. fahlman

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 06-27-03

    Nice knowing you, LogMeIn. While I've never used it, I've heard good things about TeamViewer. Has anyone ever used it? It's either that or configuring static IP addresses and port forwarding.

  1. sunman42

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 11-09-11

    And once again, it is proven that giving your product away is not a business plan.

    Unfortunately for LogMeIn "Pro" for Mac offered little or nothing beyond the paid version, at least for those who knew how to use "lpr" at the terminal command line and learned how to use nfs over SSL.

    LogMeIn's main selling points, which unfortunately for them is not unique, are using a common port over which to ship encrypted video, and an absolute minimum of user setup.... just a little different from VNC.

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