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  • +1 vote

    Worked for me, thanks op

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    Just use Anti-Paywall Chrome Extension, I have access to basically all decent newspapers (AFR, WSJ, The Australian) for free.

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      And how is that?Amex Plat for AFR?

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      Where do you get that now?

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          This chrome extension did not work when i clicked it for chrome "404 Error"

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            @itslittfam: Same here

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            @itslittfam: Appears to have been removed from both the Firefox and Chrome app stores. Works in Chromium for me. Download manifest.json and background.js to a directory, enable app developer mode, then select "load unpacked" and choose the directory you downloaded the files to.

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      How so my good man?

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          Doesn't work anymore.

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            @Amaris: Works perfectly for me.

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              @mateoka: It's been pulled from the Chrome Web Store by either the developer or banned by Google. People will need to install it manually. (It'll continue working for people who already had it installed but AFAIK you won't get updates.)

              This is what I did to get it working in Chrome:

              1. Go to https://github.com/nextgens/anti-paywall and click 'Download ZIP' under 'Clone and download'.
              2. Unzip the file.
              3. Go to chrome://extensions/ and toggle Developer mode (note: this is a potential security risk — Chrome will warn you everytime you load the browser).
              4. Click 'Load unpacked' and select the unzipped folder.
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                @DisabledUser292661: Any example to test if it's working?

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                  @Lancerx: The Australian (http://theaustralian.com.au). With this plugin enabled it should give you full access to the articles. (If you try with Incognito mode it'll throw up a paywall.)

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                @DisabledUser292661: Excellent. Works for me. Thank you!

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                @DisabledUser292661: Any idea for the Australian Financial Review?

                It works for SMH - Cheers by the way

                Edit - Noticed that someone else answered below.

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                @DisabledUser292661: Also, if anyone is worried about Privacy by installing this Chrome Extension, you can limit it to access data only on certain websites by following the steps below:
                - Go to chrome://extensions/
                - Click on Details under "Anti-Paywall"
                - Under "Allow this extension to read and change all your data on websites that you visit:", select "On click"
                - Now when you visit any of the websites supported by this extension, click on its icon on Extension toolbar and select "This can read and change site data" and clicking on "On XYZ.com".
                - From now onwards, Chrome would allow this extension to load on "white listed" websites while still blocking it to load on other websites.

    • +4 votes

      Or outline.com

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      Anti-Paywall extension was pulled from github and Google ages ago.

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      Just tried it out. It is working for SMH and The Australian, not for AFR and WSJ.

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP - anyone know of any deals for the AFR?

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      +1. I am looking for a deal for AFR too. I’ve searched high and low on OzBargain. Seems like they don’t do deals that much

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        I'm able to load the webpage and then press stop before the pay wall comes up. Seems to work most of the time.

    • +25 votes

      Free AFR for lifte time.

      disable java script on Chrome advanced setting for afr only.BOOM!!

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        Here have an upvote.
        That worked well on my mobile phone.

        Just curious, why would someone enable Javascript on phones?

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          So you can downvote comments like this on Ozbargain.

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          So most modern day websites work?

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          for the less capable out there how does one disable javascript for afr.com only (i.e. have an android samsung s8+) versus their laptop/chrome?

      • +5 votes

        Any way to configure Chrome Android to disable Java script only for afr?

        It seems to only have a whitelist feature not a blacklist feature

    • +1 vote

      Online student subscription is decent value if you can get it that way IMO.

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        I tried my best to get an .edu email just for AFR discount lol
        Works out to be $22/month approx.
        One of the best investment I’ve made imo

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          Not to mention they always tend to have the cheap microsoft office program licenses through edu and other corporate email addresses. forgot what it's called? Like $10 or $15 or something crazy i paid via a mate who wored at one eligible email address.

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      Just download the outline.com extension on chrome

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    Where do you manage the subscription can't find it anywhere

    • +6 votes
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        Thanks wasn't showing there but did show up under subscriptions in the play store app. Cancelled and still leaves access until September. Cheers!

  • +3 votes

    Can you cancel immediately, and still get the 6 months?
    (like most of these things)

    • +6 votes

      Yes

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    FYI: you can cancel straight away, and the subscription will be automatically ended at next 6 months.

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    Got it and cancelled subscription straight away. Thanks OP!

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      How does one cancel the subscription?

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        Go into settings > Google > Google Account
        Then select the payment & subscription tab. It should be there if you've already linked your Google account

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          What about for iPhones?

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    Wow! That was easy, thanks so much! :)

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    Would love it if this was for the paper version!

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      Same. With winter coming I would like my kindling home delivered.

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    Wonder if this is attract people away from the relaunch of Apple News.

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    Do u just use your Google account to login to afr? Not working for me, altho I successfully subscribed when I goto afr it says I need to login and doesn't take my Google account

    • +3 votes

      The financial times is not the AFR

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        Oh yeh haha thanks for the pickup

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    Wah awesome! Thx OP

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    Thanks, worked for me too!

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    Just awesome, thanks.

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    Thanks OP

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    Awesome.. thanks a lot OP! Probably my favourite deal in the last 1 year.

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    Out of curiosity, what is The Financial Times reporting about US economic sanctions on Venezuela and Russia? How about the Huawei nonsense?

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      Why don't you sign up and find out yourself?

        • +2 votes

          I am not asserting that your viewpoint is wrong, but would you please substantiate it a-little? I see that your post has received one downvote: I understand it, given your rather judgemental mention of “most sheeple”. It is easy to attack the ‘mainstream’; it is less easy to proffer a level-headed alternative.

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            @dudeguy: Without knowing your existing level of knowledge on this subject, it's hard for me to know where to start. There are so many lies and misinformation peddled by mainstream media especially when it comes to war and economics. Maybe it's best to just offer you with one example to keep this brief.

            The recent media reports about Venezuela blocking US "aid".

            1. Trump appointed Elliott Abrams to the role of special envoy to Venezuela. His history is well-known. Not only for having disguised weapons as humanitarian aid, but for overseeing military atrocities. I don't know how Trump's message could have been any more obvious with this appointment. It's like he's saying "look at Abrams' history, so you better do what we say". It's almost comical.

            2. The US sanctions have been designed to cripple the Venezuelan economy and hurt the population. The idea is to create sufficient unrest so the population will overthrow the government. This would have probably been successful if the Venezuelan opposition party wasn't less liked than the ruling party. So, somehow we are to believe that despite crippling sanctions that hurt the population and cost Venezuela billions of dollars, the aid is a goodwill gesture. How gullible are we supposed to be?

            3. Only aid from the US was blocked. Venezuela accepted aid from other countries but rejected the US aid. Other countries' aid was supported buy the UN and the International Red Cross, but not the US aid.

            4. Reports of a truck containing US aid being set on fire by the Venezuelan army were peddled by mainstream media and some time later, debunked by the New York Times. It was set on fire by an anti-government protester. Those same media organisations then tried to backpedal by saying that it was "accidental" even though that same protester just had two previous attempts fail.

            5. Why didn't the US instead send the aid to Colombia who probably need it more than Venezuela? Why not send it to actual American citizens who are suffering? There are as many people living in poverty in America than ALL the people in Venezuela.

            This was a media stunt pure and simple. The obedient mass media played along.

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      Everypaper is biased in some aspect. I usually read afew rather than just depend on one or else my views will be very askew. FT is more left leaning and generally quite respected. IIRC was bought over by a Japanese firm not long ago, if that helps. They are less anti China as opposed to many western publications…..at least before, not sure now after being owned by a Japanese firm.

      Not sure about the Venezuela situation so I can't comment. But thanks for pointing out the discrepanciesnin reporting by the western MSM

      Dun why you got negged. It's a valid question.

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    Isn't the Financial Times the UK version of the AFR?

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    Will this help me analyse OzBargain deals better?

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      nah don't download

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    excellent deal. Thanks OP.

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    Thanks gave it a shot.

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      To late

      “Too late”.

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      Does it work for Android mobile?

  • +1 vote

    Just received a few emails from FT that my subscription was cancelled(I didn't cancel). Did anyone else receive similar message?

  • +5 votes

    I just received 5 emails from Financial Times, all about my subscription cancelation, even though I didn't cancel it. Anyone else in the same boat?

  • +2 votes

    Just received the following email:

    "Sorry to see you go
    Hello design2last,

    We are very sorry to lose you as a customer and hope that we may be able to serve you again in the near future.

    You will continue to receive any email briefings or alerts that you have set up - to stop receiving these please update your preferences.

    Kind regards,

    The FT team"

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      Got the same cancel email but I checked Google Play subscription and it's still there … for the moment

  • +2 votes

    Got 7 emails from FT.com saying I cancelled my subscription and now it seems I cannot get past the paywall to access content.. anyone else?

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      7 wow! I just got one even though I didn't cancel yet. Still can read the articles as of now

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      I got multiple cancel emails and then another 1 stating my subscription was ready. Can log into app and read no issues.

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        Have you cancelled in Google subscriptions? I did and i received a heap of cancellation emails and now can't get past the signup page…

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          I did yes. I'm using the native app for Android. Try that? No pay wall for me. I'm "signed in as registered user".

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          I got an email this morning to welcome me to my subscription, but I am still faced with a paywall even though a popup down the bottom says 'Google has found my subscription'… I did cancel my Google subscription as soon as I signed up, but it still says valid for 6 months.

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      Same thing here. Tried to find it, but how do we actually unsubscribe?

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      Ok now it works, subscription is active and does not get stuck behind a paywall. Just a bit slow from them I guess.

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    nvm got multiple cancelation notices too

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    Same - got cancellation and welcome email but cannot get pass the paywall …

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    I got cancellation notices but then followed several hours later by subscription ready emails. Still works for me for now.

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    I cancelled straight away after subscribing, raised it with customer service that I still had the trial period, go this yesterday;


    Whoops! Last week a glitch in our system incorrectly cancelled some of our readers’ accounts - you may have seen an email about this.

    We wanted to let you know that we have resolved the issue and all affected accounts have had their access restored. You should be able to log back in using your login details.

    As per your request, your FT access will expire after your trial ends and you won’t be charged. In the meantime, you can continue to read the FT online and on the app.

    We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and hope you enjoy reading the FT.

    Kind regards,

    The FT team

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      Hi. I can view FT in my browser but I can't log in to the app on Android. I have cancelled my sub. Help.

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        it worked fine on the app for me.

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          So, have you logged in to the app? The app works OK for me but it’s got ads and I can’t log in. Or is that how it’s supposed to work.

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            @pupdog: I still saw ads, but I could browse and read the articles

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              @thydzik: Thanks. Maybe that’s the way it’s supposed to work?

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    Thanks it worked for me

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      Received the target offer in email this morning and subscribed straightaway.