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Will we ever be charged for getting podcasts

by jchandler15 / February 10, 2006 7:29 PM PST

Do you think we will ever be charged to download podcast i mean with companies like aol thinking about charging you for email what does life hold for the free podcasts around the world

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Nothing is ever out of the question
by scott_wilder / February 10, 2006 10:33 PM PST

Americans have had an all-you-can-eat model of Internet Access for at least the last decade.

I don't think it's right. Because these ISPs are making their money just fine. But I think that either monthly charges for unlimited access is going to go way up. Or else you're going to see slot more of this tiered service type stuff.

Just my 2 cents.

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I hope not
by beelissa / February 11, 2006 7:00 AM PST

Well, there are those who charge. Rush Limbaugh -- you can get his show in mp3 downloads if you are a Rush 24/7 member, only.

I think if there are ads in them, the ads should pay for it. I wouldn't mind even two ads, esp. if it allowed us the opportunity to hear more of Tom's great teases!

Though I have one comment about the BOL ad -- it's always the same. I have it memorized. I'd rather hear a new one every now and then. Oh, another idea -- a couple of podcasts that I listen to have ads that offer a special coupon code in the ad. That way, the listeners are more likely to pay attention, and the advertiser knows when he's getting sales because of the podcast, since it's a unique code for that podcast. Just a couple of thoughts.

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That sponsor
by AndyInTN / February 11, 2006 7:07 AM PST
In reply to: I hope not

That sponsor that I believe you are referring to (G D) is a great sponsor. I would love to enter BOL promo codes when I order stuff from there.

The funny thing about the Earthlink ad, even though its 30 seconds, I have heard it so many times, it flys right through my head.

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that's one of them
by beelissa / February 11, 2006 8:05 AM PST
In reply to: That sponsor

Yes, but there are others, lesser-well-known and less techie, wouldn't fit with BOL, but it's the idea I was trying to bring forward, more than suggest a specific sponsor.

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Punctuation is your friend.
by Jasmes / February 11, 2006 1:42 PM PST

Try it.

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