jaws license and sma


Amy Gordon
 

Hi, was wondering what the differance is between the yearly license
and the s.m.a. for Jaws for windows? I currently have the 2021
version of jaws. Trying to decide which would be better for upgrading
yearly or s.m.. Thanks for any help.
Amy


Loy
 

You can get a SMA until July 31 that cover the next two years for $120,
regularly $150. That is if in US. These licenses you can use as long as you
wish. If you are not current then the annual license might be the least
expensive. But at the end of the year you have to renew or your license
reverts to 40 minute mode.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Amy Gordon" <asg1241@gmail.com>
To: "TechTalk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:46 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma


Hi, was wondering what the differance is between the yearly license
and the s.m.a. for Jaws for windows? I currently have the 2021
version of jaws. Trying to decide which would be better for upgrading
yearly or s.m.. Thanks for any help.
Amy


Mike B.
 


Hi Amy,
 
In a nutshell, if you have the annual license version you pay $95 a year to have it, but I don't know if this is a fixed price or if this price will go up.
 
On the other hand, if you have an SMA, when you buy the SMA this is good for 2 years / 2 versions of Jaws and when purchased in advance you get 2 versions of Jaws for $150.  Right now FS / Vispero has a sale going on until the end of the month and the SMA is $120.
 
It's hard to explain the purchase in advance I mentioned, as an example I always buy my SMA's almost 1 year in advance.  So, my current SMA covered J2022, but because of this sale I purchased my J2023 & J2024 SMA to take advantage of the sale price.
 
For any further explanation you might want to give FS / Vispero sales a call and make sure they give you the sale price if you do buy an SMA.  Their Phone# Is below.
Sales: 1-8800-444-4443
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
From: Amy Gordon
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:46 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

Hi, was wondering what the differance is between the yearly license
and the s.m.a.  for Jaws for windows?  I currently have the 2021
version of jaws.  Trying to decide which would be better for upgrading
yearly or s.m..  Thanks for any help.
Amy





Allen Norris
 

Where or how can I get this. When I run my serial number it says it will cost me 380 dollars. I know they have a discount with ACB Convention going. I would not get that to work. Maybe I entered the code wrong. I would like to get this.
I have the most current version of jaws.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 06:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

You can get a SMA until July 31 that cover the next two years for $120, regularly $150. That is if in US. These licenses you can use as long as you wish. If you are not current then the annual license might be the least expensive. But at the end of the year you have to renew or your license reverts to 40 minute mode.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Amy Gordon" <asg1241@gmail.com>
To: "TechTalk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:46 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma


Hi, was wondering what the differance is between the yearly license and the s.m.a. for Jaws for windows? I currently have the 2021 version of jaws. Trying to decide which would be better for upgrading yearly or s.m.. Thanks for any help.
Amy


Mike B.
 


Hi Allen,
 
In your case I would call FS / Vispero and talk to them directly.  You will still get the sale price, it doesn't have to be done on line to get the SMA $120 discount.  Just make sure you get an agent that knows about the sale until the end of the month.
Phone#: 1-800-444-4443.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

Where or how can I get this. When I run my serial number it says it will cost me 380 dollars. I know they have a discount with ACB Convention going. I would not get that to work. Maybe I entered the code wrong. I would like to get this.
I have the most current version of jaws.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 06:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

You can get a SMA until July 31 that cover the next two years for $120, regularly $150. That is if in US. These licenses you can use as long as you wish. If you are not current then the annual license might be the least expensive. But at the end of the year you have to renew or your license reverts to 40 minute  mode.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Amy Gordon" <asg1241@...>
To: "TechTalk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:46 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma


Hi, was wondering what the differance is between the yearly license and the s.m.a.  for Jaws for windows?  I currently have the 2021 version of jaws.  Trying to decide which would be better for upgrading yearly or s.m..  Thanks for any help.
Amy
















Allen Norris
 

Thank you Mike I will do that soon as possible.

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 06:23 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

Hi Allen,

 

In your case I would call FS / Vispero and talk to them directly.  You will still get the sale price, it doesn't have to be done on line to get the SMA $120 discount.  Just make sure you get an agent that knows about the sale until the end of the month.

Phone#: 1-800-444-4443.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 6:16 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

Where or how can I get this. When I run my serial number it says it will cost me 380 dollars. I know they have a discount with ACB Convention going. I would not get that to work. Maybe I entered the code wrong. I would like to get this.
I have the most current version of jaws.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Loy
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 06:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

You can get a SMA until July 31 that cover the next two years for $120, regularly $150. That is if in US. These licenses you can use as long as you wish. If you are not current then the annual license might be the least expensive. But at the end of the year you have to renew or your license reverts to 40 minute  mode.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Amy Gordon" <asg1241@...>
To: "TechTalk" <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:46 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma


Hi, was wondering what the differance is between the yearly license and the s.m.a.  for Jaws for windows?  I currently have the 2021 version of jaws.  Trying to decide which would be better for upgrading yearly or s.m..  Thanks for any help.
Amy















John Holcomb II
 

So right now I have until  Jaws 2023 .

Could I get this and get until 2025?

Could I get multiple SMA’s and get to 2027?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

Hi Amy,

 

In a nutshell, if you have the annual license version you pay $95 a year to have it, but I don't know if this is a fixed price or if this price will go up.

 

On the other hand, if you have an SMA, when you buy the SMA this is good for 2 years / 2 versions of Jaws and when purchased in advance you get 2 versions of Jaws for $150.  Right now FS / Vispero has a sale going on until the end of the month and the SMA is $120.

 

It's hard to explain the purchase in advance I mentioned, as an example I always buy my SMA's almost 1 year in advance.  So, my current SMA covered J2022, but because of this sale I purchased my J2023 & J2024 SMA to take advantage of the sale price.

 

For any further explanation you might want to give FS / Vispero sales a call and make sure they give you the sale price if you do buy an SMA.  Their Phone# Is below.

Sales: 1-8800-444-4443

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

From: Amy Gordon

Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:46 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

Hi, was wondering what the differance is between the yearly license
and the s.m.a.  for Jaws for windows?  I currently have the 2021
version of jaws.  Trying to decide which would be better for upgrading
yearly or s.m..  Thanks for any help.
Amy




Mike B.
 


I've never done it, but I don't see why not.  The only way to find out is to call their sales department and ask them.
 
 
Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:09 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

So right now I have until  Jaws 2023 .

Could I get this and get until 2025?

Could I get multiple SMA’s and get to 2027?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

Hi Amy,

 

In a nutshell, if you have the annual license version you pay $95 a year to have it, but I don't know if this is a fixed price or if this price will go up.

 

On the other hand, if you have an SMA, when you buy the SMA this is good for 2 years / 2 versions of Jaws and when purchased in advance you get 2 versions of Jaws for $150.  Right now FS / Vispero has a sale going on until the end of the month and the SMA is $120.

 

It's hard to explain the purchase in advance I mentioned, as an example I always buy my SMA's almost 1 year in advance.  So, my current SMA covered J2022, but because of this sale I purchased my J2023 & J2024 SMA to take advantage of the sale price.

 

For any further explanation you might want to give FS / Vispero sales a call and make sure they give you the sale price if you do buy an SMA.  Their Phone# Is below.

Sales: 1-8800-444-4443

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

From: Amy Gordon

To: TechTalk

Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:46 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

Hi, was wondering what the differance is between the yearly license
and the s.m.a.  for Jaws for windows?  I currently have the 2021
version of jaws.  Trying to decide which would be better for upgrading
yearly or s.m..  Thanks for any help.
Amy




John Holcomb II
 

I’ve never done it either but maybe I could really stretch this thing out for like 10 years or something .

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

I've never done it, but I don't see why not.  The only way to find out is to call their sales department and ask them.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:09 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

So right now I have until  Jaws 2023 .

Could I get this and get until 2025?

Could I get multiple SMA’s and get to 2027?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

Hi Amy,

 

In a nutshell, if you have the annual license version you pay $95 a year to have it, but I don't know if this is a fixed price or if this price will go up.

 

On the other hand, if you have an SMA, when you buy the SMA this is good for 2 years / 2 versions of Jaws and when purchased in advance you get 2 versions of Jaws for $150.  Right now FS / Vispero has a sale going on until the end of the month and the SMA is $120.

 

It's hard to explain the purchase in advance I mentioned, as an example I always buy my SMA's almost 1 year in advance.  So, my current SMA covered J2022, but because of this sale I purchased my J2023 & J2024 SMA to take advantage of the sale price.

 

For any further explanation you might want to give FS / Vispero sales a call and make sure they give you the sale price if you do buy an SMA.  Their Phone# Is below.

Sales: 1-8800-444-4443

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

From: Amy Gordon

Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:46 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

Hi, was wondering what the differance is between the yearly license
and the s.m.a.  for Jaws for windows?  I currently have the 2021
version of jaws.  Trying to decide which would be better for upgrading
yearly or s.m..  Thanks for any help.
Amy



Holly
 

John:
 
Let us know how it works out for you.  I have a feeling that they won’t let you do that, but I could be wrong.  LOL.


John Holcomb II
 

Lmao, yeah me too.

But hey why not!

And yes I will let you know lol.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

John:

 

Let us know how it works out for you.  I have a feeling that they won’t let you do that, but I could be wrong.  LOL.


chris judge
 

I don’t think they will. I think you have to be either running the latest version, or be upgrading to current version from a previous version to purchase a SMA.

 

Chris Judge

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: July 22, 2021 11:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

John:

 

Let us know how it works out for you.  I have a feeling that they won’t let you do that, but I could be wrong.  LOL.


Gerald Levy
 


Wow, you must be rotten rich or else love Vispero so much that you would want to fork over hundreds and hundreds of dollars in advance for ten years' worth of SMA's.  This makes absolutely no sense because who knows what the future will hold.  FS could go belly up within the next ten years and then you would be out all that money.  Since you are apparently very comfortable financially, , it would make no sense to extend your SMA more than two years at a time.  If the price goes up after two years, you would obviously be able to afford the nominal price increase.


Gerald



On 7/22/2021 10:20 PM, John Holcomb II wrote:

I’ve never done it either but maybe I could really stretch this thing out for like 10 years or something .

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:19 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

I've never done it, but I don't see why not.  The only way to find out is to call their sales department and ask them.

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:09 PM

Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

So right now I have until  Jaws 2023 .

Could I get this and get until 2025?

Could I get multiple SMA’s and get to 2027?

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:14 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

Hi Amy,

 

In a nutshell, if you have the annual license version you pay $95 a year to have it, but I don't know if this is a fixed price or if this price will go up.

 

On the other hand, if you have an SMA, when you buy the SMA this is good for 2 years / 2 versions of Jaws and when purchased in advance you get 2 versions of Jaws for $150.  Right now FS / Vispero has a sale going on until the end of the month and the SMA is $120.

 

It's hard to explain the purchase in advance I mentioned, as an example I always buy my SMA's almost 1 year in advance.  So, my current SMA covered J2022, but because of this sale I purchased my J2023 & J2024 SMA to take advantage of the sale price.

 

For any further explanation you might want to give FS / Vispero sales a call and make sure they give you the sale price if you do buy an SMA.  Their Phone# Is below.

Sales: 1-8800-444-4443

 

 

Stay safe & take care.  Mike.
Just once, I want a username and password prompt to say:  "Close Enough!"
 

----- Original Message -----

From: Amy Gordon

To: TechTalk

Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 5:46 PM

Subject: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

Hi, was wondering what the differance is between the yearly license
and the s.m.a.  for Jaws for windows?  I currently have the 2021
version of jaws.  Trying to decide which would be better for upgrading
yearly or s.m..  Thanks for any help.
Amy



John Holcomb II
 

Holly,

So let me tell you my story.

I had an SMA thru 2023 already.

So if you went to FSActivate.com and put  in my serial number, it said I had an SMA thru 2023 and wouldn’t let me buy.

However, when I called them they gave me the $120 price.

This  only works for one SMA, I  asked  if I could buy 2 at that discount and the  answer is a nope.

I was told that FS does offer these prices n every year around this time, but was also told do not quote her on that.

TO me this m means for as long as she’s been working there, around the m full month of July, you can get that discounted SMA rate.

But this, like anything could change.

I also asked if there was a clause as  to what would happen if FS went out of business, would a user get their money back?

To which sails responded most likely that  won’t happen (I don’t think it’d happen either), but in affect she had no idea what would happen in that situation.

SO  now I’m upgraded to 2025.

The reason why I did it, is that I I’ve heard rumblings of SMA’s going up in price, and I want to get my money’s worth from this product since I use it every day for my  primary.

John

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:30 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

John:

 

Let us know how it works out for you.  I have a feeling that they won’t let you do that, but I could be wrong.  LOL.


Holly
 

John:
 
Good for you!  Ya, figured that you couldn’t buy more than one SMA upgrade at a time.  Anyway, sounds like you are set for quite awhile.  Worth a phone call.
 
I also use JAWS as my primary, and only, screen reader.
 
Holly


John Holcomb II
 

Yeah I  use it as my Only for the most part, too.

I say for the most part as I need to upgrade to Windows 10 soon. I’d like to see what  narrator offers, but I’ll probably wind up going back to JAWS honestly. And I really really want that SSD too.

 

Yeah worth a phone call every year!

I half expect that $120 to be higher next year, which is why I did it to begin with.

If it is higher in price next year or even two years from now, then I won’t have to buy that year.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

John:

 

Good for you!  Ya, figured that you couldn’t buy more than one SMA upgrade at a time.  Anyway, sounds like you are set for quite awhile.  Worth a phone call.

 

I also use JAWS as my primary, and only, screen reader.

 

Holly


Gene
 

If you want to see about Narrator, why not try NVDA.  I don’t know how you use your computer and I don’t know how well NVDA would meet your needs but it meets a lot of users’ needs well. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma
 

Yeah I  use it as my Only for the most part, too.

I say for the most part as I need to upgrade to Windows 10 soon. I’d like to see what  narrator offers, but I’ll probably wind up going back to JAWS honestly. And I really really want that SSD too.

 

Yeah worth a phone call every year!

I half expect that $120 to be higher next year, which is why I did it to begin with.

If it is higher in price next year or even two years from now, then I won’t have to buy that year.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 2:57 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

John:

 

Good for you!  Ya, figured that you couldn’t buy more than one SMA upgrade at a time.  Anyway, sounds like you are set for quite awhile.  Worth a phone call.

 

I also use JAWS as my primary, and only, screen reader.

 

Holly


Holly
 

John:
 
Narrator in Windows 10 has much improved, but never come close to JAWS.  Some say NVDA is very good, but I have never tried it.  It is a free program though, although, they do accept donations.


John Holcomb II
 

JAWS has a lot  more scripting capabilities that’s for sure Holly.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 4:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

John:

 

Narrator in Windows 10 has much improved, but never come close to JAWS.  Some say NVDA is very good, but I have never tried it.  It is a free program though, although, they do accept donations.


Gene
 

Are you talking about scripts or user customization such as using frames?  JAWS is more user definable for those without knowledge of programming because of the ability to create frames.  Frames can be very important for making programs usable without having to have the delay and possible expense of having someone script for that program. 
 
NVDA uses scripts but the general user, as in JAWS, doesn’t directly work with, change or develop them. 
 
Each screen-reader has its advantages and does certain things better.NVDA will meet a lot of users’ needs but there are times when it is faster and more efficient to customize JAWS. 
 
Gene

-----Original Message-----
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma
 

JAWS has a lot  more scripting capabilities that’s for sure Holly.

John

 

 

From: main@TechTalk.groups.io <main@TechTalk.groups.io> On Behalf Of Holly
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 4:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] jaws license and sma

 

John:

 

Narrator in Windows 10 has much improved, but never come close to JAWS.  Some say NVDA is very good, but I have never tried it.  It is a free program though, although, they do accept donations.