Monday, March 27, 2006

Yahoo! Plus premium service cancelled

Billed as giving you "more of what you want, less of what you don't," Yahoo!'s Plus service was meant to offer users a number of extra features over and above what its free accounts had to offer.

Those features included better online protection through anti-virus, spam filtering, pop-up blocking, firewall, and parental controls. The e-mail storage offered went up to 2 GB, with 10 sub-accounts, POP forwarding, and unlimited photo storage.

Entertainment was offered in the form of ad-free online radio, music videos on demand, TV and movie exclusives, and access to a games service. Finally, the service also offered a personalized home page and browser, along with an additional 100 MB of online storage. All this at a cost of US$5.95 a month or $47.40 a year.Yahoo! has now decided to drop the Plus service completely as of April 22 without any reason being given.

Monthly subscribers will not be given any compensation but those who pay yearly will get a pro-rated refund.

Read more at TechWeb

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