Not a very good implementation First of all, the subscription verification for existing subscribers is WAY too confusing. I get the put in your email address and password part to verify it, but it should not come back telling you that you are subscribing for $0.00 a month to your credit card. Even though it says $0.00, most people are still going to freak out because it says anything at all. Instead, it should say the word "FREE" across the price area to further clarify. Secondly, this really is just the print version on the tablet. I am using an ASUS MEMO Pad FHD10 and expected to be able to use some of the links in the magazine or see some videos or be able to tap a page number or something like that to be able to navigate and view the magazine. Instead, it appears as if we are getting the pages that was seen on the screens of the people putting the issue together. It is just that bare bones. It is like the layout pages before they are sent to the printer. It needs to be MUCH MUCH better than this! Overall, I am highly disappointed. I really hope I don't see any charges on my credit card for this. I really hope they step up their game and make this a truly interactive. 2 stars ONLY for it being free.
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.
Any advice for linking print subscription? Add me to the list of folks unable to link their print subscription to the Android app. Previously linked it to our iPad without any issue. Running in to the same issue as others - can log in to the Wired site without any problem, but same credentials will not work in the Android app. Keep getting invalid credentials, can't find my subscription and states my subscription is already linked when trying to create a new account using my account ID. Looks like others have had this same issue and have been able to eventually get the issue resolved. Any insights you can pass along to the rest of us having the same issue? Is it a Wired or Google Play issue? Getting the same run around with canned responses from Wired support as how to how to fix the issue, none of which have helped.
Absolutely Inferior to iPad Version The iPad digital edition of Wired is 10x better than how it's done for Android. On iOS, it has integrated features that make sense for a print-style periodical in a digital medium (embedded videos, alternate ways to display data, animations). This version appears to simply be a PDF slideshow, the lazy way of making a digital magazine. How terribly difficult would even a direct port have been? Or is it dependent on the magazine being its own app that is simply under a Newsstand folder, which Play Magazines seems incapable of doing? For what Wired made it to be (magazine PDF slideshow), it does what it's supposed to. But it lacks all of the features that make Wired worth a digital subscription.
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)