For the last few weeks, the T&G has offered a free trial of their electronic edition, an online version of the paper that looks and handles a lot like a real newspaper. As I previously noted, it seems to be an decent offering if you’re into that sort of thing.
Now they’ve gone live with their paid version. You can get a week of free viewing before paying $6.95/month.
My two major gripes are still present:
- When a story is continued on an inside page, you don’t get a hyper-link to the next part of the story.
- The electronic version, just link the content on telegram.com isn’t available until 5:30AM. We still get the printed version delivered to our house by 4AM.
Another nit: four weeks does not equal one month. If you click on the subscription button, you’re brought to a form that tells you that your credit card will be charged $6.95 every four weeks. That turns out to be $90.35 per year. (13 x $6.95), instead of $83.40 (12 x $6;.95). To their credit, they offer an annual subscription rate of $69.96/year.
One last thing: on the subscription form, there is a link to online help that lets you send a message to the T&G staff. There’s a nice Dr. Phil touch where they ask you to tell them your troubles:
Disclaimer: I write (without pay) a blog about Holden and Phillipstion for the T&G’s OnTheCommon.com site, but I am not an employee of nor am I otherwise affiliated with the T&G