Ideas to help you figure out where I live Finally had enough of the e-mails exhorting me to sign up for digital edition allegedly included in my subscription. By now it's ridiculously obvious the digital subscription process doesn't work in Canada (outside of the US?) so this is for you Wired: please stop spamming me to undertake your monthly exercise in frustration. Here are some ideas if you're having trouble figuring out the country I live in: - Somewhere in my subscriber record is a column named Country. Try adding something like WHERE Country != "Canada" to the code that creates your mailing list. - My print subscription comes from somewhere in Ontario, i.e. not the US. These people have obviously figured out the country-specific mailing thing. Perhaps they can help you sort out who should get your e-mails. - I paid for my subscription in Canadian dollars. Not always definitive (I'm sure there are thousands of Americans who prefer to buy their magazine subscriptions in foreign currency) but a strong hint. Hopefully one or more of these are helpful to improve your marketing efforts.
NOT HAPPY I AM A PRINT SUBSCRIBER (12 Years) - For years us Android folks have been waiting for digital access, Conde Nast rolled it out to iOS users first. Finally it's available for Android and I get messages like : "This email is registered but a subscription is not found" and "This Name is registered but a subscription is not found", same for my "Address" and my "Account#". I can not believe the digital subscriptions rates, they are displaying outrageous sums of cash 5.99/Month, $19.99 Year - OUCH. Wish I could tell you to sign up for the Print version and you will get the Digital for free and you will if you can access it. I thought Digital media would be a money saving alternative but at those prices it's less expensive to recycle each month's issue.
Really? I've been getting emails for months from you guys saying I'm missing out on digital access that comes with my print subscription. Every time I get the email I figure you guys have fixed it so I can finally enter in my subscription info and actually get access, but it's a big NO! Maybe it's because I'm in Canada, maybe it's because I use an Android device, either way it sounds like I'm not missing much. (after reading other's reviews) Still love the paper magazine though. (5 stars for the paper edition)
[Do You Care? Circle One Yes or No] WIRED, seriously--I thought we really had something special, you and me, but I'm beginning to think you don't care anymore. We've been together in print for, what--3 years? Four? Sure, it's been on-and-off, but you were always my first choice, the standard to which I compared all other publications. Now I find out you offer your mobile version to the popular iOS kids and that hot little Kindle for free, while I have to pay a second time for the same content, riddled with ads like you're auctioning your geeky-chic little soul to the highest bidder! I am crushed, WIRED; crushed and bereft. It may be time to reevaluate our relationship, although I hate to think what life would be like without your witty features, brilliant exclusives and penetrating insights. Are we over? Is it time for me to move on? If you still want me, send me a sign (preferably a complementary mobile subscription just a smidge lighter on the advertising, please). If you don't...well, I guess just do nothing. Regretfully yours, ASUS Infinity running Jelly Bean
Falls short of the Kindle Fire app So I just switched to a Nexus 7 from the Kindle Fire and was shocked when I set up my Wired subscription on Google Play only to discover that I am basically just getting a PDF of the print edition. The Wired app for Kindle Fire is interactive and nicely formatted for the 7 inch screen. It includes videos, swipeable galleries, and scrollable articles. I get none of those things with this version. Instead I get to clumsily zoom around on a page not formatted for so small a screen. I know that Google isn't at fault here because the copy of Real Simple Magazine that came for free on my Nexus is nicely formatted and interactive, so it clearly isn't a fault of the Play Magazines system. Come on Wired, you guys are all about tech - Get it together.
Needs better page handling more like iOS version It only really needs one thing and I could live with it on my Xoom tablet. FIT THE WIDTH OF ONE PAGE TO THE SCREEN IN LANDSCAPE AND LET ME SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE! Having to zoom in and pan around a page to read an article really sucks. Its immediately apparent that no thought was put into translating the magazine experience to the app which is surprising considering how much Wired gushes about design. I actually bought an iPad2 mainly to read Wired because there was no android version back then. I tried the android version on my Xoom when it first came out and I'm disappointed to see that it doesn't seem to have improved at all since then.