As you know, the HomePipe service is currently available for free or at a minimal cost depending on your preferences for advertising and mobile device platform. Soon, we will take the next major step in our evolution and introduce two new service levels: HomePipe Limited and HomePipe Premium.
HomePipe Limited - (Still) Free!
Our great free service will continue to be available, but on a monthly limited-use basis of 10 "Uses" per month. We have a generous definition for what we consider to be a "Use" of our service:
- A "Use" of the HomePipe service is started when a HomePipe user accesses(views/downloads) his or her files. A period of inactivity of two or more hours ends the "Use" of HomePipe. Any future file access counts as the next "Use."
At the beginning of each month, your HomePipe Limited account will reset to 10 uses for the new month. Once your uses are consumed, you must either purchase the HomePipe Premium service or wait for the next month to reset your usage credit to 10.
HomePipe Premium - $23.99/year!
With a HomePipe Premium account, you will get unlimited use of the HomePipe service and have an ad-free experience on the web interface and all mobile devices.
If you previously purchased a HomePipe Premium mobile application (for iPhone or Android) for the purpose of removing advertising, don't panic! HomePipe will turn off ads automatically for you, even though you are using it with a HomePipe Free limited-use subscription. However, new HomePipe users will only be able to disable the ads by purchasing the HomePipe Premium service.
Apple® iPad Users
The HomePipe iPad application will continue to be a $7.99 purchase with no advertising, even with a HomePipe Limited account.
Once we make these changes, you will be able to find additional details on the new service levels.
We appreciate all the help and support you have provided HomePipe throughout 2010 and look forward to increasing the value of our service and applications in 2011.
– The HomePipe Team