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#1 Grunt

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:22

After 10 years, Logmein's free version of their service is being discontinued.

Starting today (January 21st) users will be prompted when they log in with a message saying, "Soon LogMeIn Free will no longer be available." And that you have only 7 days to pay or let your account expire.

 

In a [poor] attempt to buffer the pain of loosing a free service, Logmein are offering their paid-only service for a discounted price of $49 /year for up to 2 PC's. $129 /year for up to 5 PC's, and $229 /year for up to 10 PC's.

The discontinued free service was able to support up to 10 PC's.

 

You can find the answers to what they anticipate will be the most common questions here.  In addition, they have a dedicated area on their community site for fielding questions and feedback.

 

 

 

Source: http://blog.logmein....logmein-changes




#2 Raa

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:28

Wondered when that would happen. I can see this occurring for a lot of other "free" services as well.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:37

Hello,

Wondered when that would happen. I can see this occurring for a lot of other "free" services as well.

I dont know how it didnt happen earlier.

Teamviewer basically made a killing in this category and more so now that they have mobile clients (on Android, server too).

#4 OP Grunt

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:43

My previous experience with TeamViewer was bad.

The only way of having a smooth remote desktop was to drop the colours to 16bit, remove themes and wallpapers - and even then the redraw was poor.

Whereas LogMeIn was smooth no matter what settings.



#5 Shaun N.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:48

Nooooo  just had this email too. Looking for a free alternative now



#6 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:51

Windows Remote Desktop all the way. :p



#7 Brian M.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:53

Most people I know only use Logmein because it's slightly more convenient that other methods. I don't think I could justify $229 for a slight convenience.



#8 HoochieMamma

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:58

Stopped using them when they implemented a 10 user limit on free accounts.

 

Teamviewer is WAYYYYYYYYYY better anyway.



#9 Shadowzz

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 13:00

Wow that sucks, Been using logmein for ages.
Switched to teamviewer last week simply cause of there being a teamviewer app for my 920. And Logmein uses png images when I login with my phone, very slow and anoying.

 

To bad though, but Teamviewer has replaced all I once needed from LMI. It runs as a service, I can access it from anywhere, anytime.



#10 philcruicks

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 13:19

Teamviewer is your best option if people are looking to switch, been using it for years now.



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 13:32

Are you guy's using this to access your own PC's or someone else's?
If its your own PC why not just forward a port and use Remote Desktop?

Teamviewer is great for connecting to family and friends computers with ease though.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 13:34

Nooooo  just had this email too. Looking for a free alternative now

 

Teamviewer is free for personal use :)



#13 n_K

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 13:36

Are you guy's using this to access your own PC's or someone else's?
If its your own PC why not just forward a port and use Remote Desktop?

Teamviewer is great for connecting to family and friends computers with ease though.

The reason logmein was good is you didn't need to port forward like you do with RDP, so you can have it on 10 computers on one public IP.



#14 sc302

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 13:58

Many people have switched off of Logmein to go with other remote softwares, But for those that have stayed with logmein, this will effect you.  There are only 2 ways that you can stay with logmein now, that is with buying their pro service or their logmein central service.  The logmein central will offer up to 100 computers for $299, that is roughly $3 a computer at 100 computers, but if you only have 10 it is $30 a computer. 

 

http://blog.logmein....logmein-changes

 

at the bottom of this page it shows how many pcs you can have for free with the different purchase options

https://secure.logme...l/purchase.aspx



#15 Ironman273

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 14:04

I used LogMeIn a couple times a week.  Thanks for the heads up.  Just made the switch to TeamViewer.





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