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Once Yearly is over you have to pay $25 for 6 months.



If you upgrade to Invision Power Board Perpetual License you get keep that for life. But only thing you need to renew is the Support for $30 for life.



Again the new prices will be out when 2.2 Stable comes out.


I'm already an existing Lifetime customer.
This isn't what I'm asking.

Have the same question :)



Would be nice that if you didn't renew right away that for example; a year later you can choose to renew. So, when you need it instead of when it's due.



Exactly, is it compulsory to renew when it expires or can you renew when you need it?
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Have the same question :)



Would be nice that if you didn't renew right away that for example; a year later you can choose to renew. So, when you need it instead of when it's due.



Its been said, you can renew the optional support and product updates at any point, the $25 is optional and can be purchased at any point.

Standard License, from my understand lets call it an "owned" license, and were in luck, IPS only sells "owned" licenses. To get support or product updates, you have to pay an additional $25 for 6 months access.
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So tell me if I'm correct.



Hypothetical situation


Jan 1, 07


-I buy a standard liscense



Jul 1, 07


-I do NOT renew



Jan 1, 08


-IPB 3.0 comes out


-I pay $25


-I get upgrades and stuff for 6 months now?



From several posts on the subject, and what Charles as said in those posts, I believe the answer to be yes.

The best thing I can say is, they are doing something similar to the "other" forum software does with their owned license. Where we can use the product for life, but only use the version we paid for support for. Meaning you cannot use a version upgrade outside of the 6 months once you have paid for it, unless you have paid for an additional 6 months or any multipler of 6 months.

I recently replied to a post, and quoted Charles on this subject, feel free to look for that post and read what he said yourself.

Your better off buying a yearly license or a perputal license, now, you will save money in the end.
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Yeah, I found the quote that answers my question :)

If you have expired yearly licenses once they new pricing starts then you will not be able to reactive them. This is only for current customers and active licenses.



Yes - you can renew the 6 month thing any time. If you choose not to renew at 6 months you can let it expire and renew at a later time. Of course you won't have access to our resources during that time but like you said if you're not concerned that's fine.

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Then, if I wanted to, could I buy a BRAND NEW perpetual license right now for $185 and sit on it if I have a project in the back of my mind I'm not ready to work on yet. But I'd own it "forever" and only be responsible for yearly $30 payments instead of twice yearly $25 payments w/ the new plan?

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Then, if I wanted to, could I buy a BRAND NEW perpetual license right now for $185 and sit on it if I have a project in the back of my mind I'm not ready to work on yet. But I'd own it "forever" and only be responsible for yearly $30 payments instead of twice yearly $25 payments w/ the new plan?



That's correct. The Perpetual licenses provides you with lifetime access to upgrades (although if you do not renew support, you cannot request these to be done by IPS Staff, you'd need to carry them out yourself). So, even if you do not renew support for $30 when your first year expires, you will still be able to upgrade your board.

If you wait until the Standard license is released, you will pay $149 and get support for 6 months and then pay $25 every 6 months for support. If you do not renew support on this license though, you will not be able to access ANY upgrades whatsoever.
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Hello, I've got a question.

Since the Perpetual License will be removed, will I still be able, probably through the Enterprise License, to access all future Versions/Updates/Upgrades of IPB? Since I'm not in need of most kind of support, that is what I really want.
If so, can you give me any information about the costs?

Sadly, I'm not able to purchase a Perpetual License at the moment, that's why I'm asking.

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Hello, I've got a question.



Since the Perpetual License will be

removed

, will I still be able, probably through the Enterprise License, to access all future Versions/Updates/Upgrades of IPB? Since I'm not in need of most kind of support, that is what I really want.


If so, can you give me any information about the costs?



Sadly, I'm not able to purchase a Perpetual License at the moment, that's why I'm asking.




The Perpetual License will be removed once 2.2 is complete so if you haven't purchased one by that point, you will not be able to. You'll have to purchase the Standard License at $149.00 with the 6 monthly $25 optional support renewal fee.
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That's correct. The Perpetual licenses provides you with lifetime access to upgrades (although if you do not renew support, you cannot request these to be done by IPS Staff, you'd need to carry them out yourself). So, even if you do not renew support for $30 when your first year expires, you will still be able to upgrade your board.



If you wait until the Standard license is released, you will pay $149 and get support for 6 months and then pay $25 every 6 months for support. If you do not renew support on this license though, you will not be able to access ANY upgrades whatsoever.



But on the standard, if I say wait 8 months, can I still pay $25 to renew?
That's what I'm trying to make sure of.
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Question: If I buy a perpetual, and at some point (after one year of support has ended), I decide that I want support, would I be able to pay $30 then?



Yes

You do NOT have to purchase the support contact lets call it for the perpetual license, or the support and product license for the standard license right away. Both are optional and thus you don't have to purchase them. When you want updates on the later, you would have to pay, just a thought to consider who really needs support on both their licenses.

If you have support for one license, you have access to IPS's support staff and all community features, I am just say :-)
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