I wonder when or if there will come a time that people no longer read newspapers printed on actual paper anymore. With such fantastic newspaper apps and the main papers now vying for our custom, the deals are not only extraordinary, but really leave the outdated printed versions to the past.
There are different kinds of deals, with many papers offering newspaper apps and newspaper subscriptions for iPads and tablets, whilst others are giving you the chance to sign up to web access and smart phone applications.
So when picking a newspaper subscription, I am also wondering if people are tending to stick to their normal paper of choice, or if the newspaper apps have changed their minds and now they have switched allegiances?
It would be very interesting to know how people are choosing online subscriptions and what is it about the apps that convince them to sign up?
In the meantime, here are the three best newspaper subcriptions that are all available on Digital Media and a Print version.
#1. THE TIMES – Web & Smartphone Pack, and their Digital Pack
The Times Newspaper Subscriptions have two ways that you can subscribe, via their Web & Smartphone Pack, and their Digital Pack.
The Web Pack includes unlimited access to thetimes.co.uk and thesundaytimes.co.uk The Times & Sunday Times and iPhone and Android phone apps with access to The Times Archive.
Digital access to The Times archives from 1785 to 1985Times+ benefits worth over £100 and Times+ membership offering subscribers access to a host of exclusive events, extras and offers every week.
The Digital Pack offers exactly the same as the Web Pack, but with the additional The Times iPad or Android tablet from 5am where you can delve deeper with interactive graphics and video content. The Sunday Times iPad or Android tablet. Also access to The Times Archive Digital access to The Times archives from 1785 to 1985.
#2. THE GUARDIAN – offer four subscription packs
The Guardian offer four subscription packs and then you can choose how you want to view/access them:
Everyday+ – 7 day Guardian and Observer papers, plus full iPad and iPhone access – £8.00 per week
Sixday+ – 6 day Guardian papers, plus full iPad and iPhone access – £7.00 per week
Weekend+ – Saturday Guardian and Observer papers, plus full iPad and iPhone access – £5.00 per week
Sunday+ – Observer paper, plus full iPad and iPhone access – £4.00 per week
There are two options to choose from when you subscribe to any of them. You can use the Voucher system or take advantage of their Delivery service:
Vouchers: Every three months, you will be sent a book of personalised and dated voucher coupons. These can be exchanged for newspapers in all of their participating retailers in the UK, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and independent newsagents.
Delivery: If you live within the M25 you can choose, for an additional charge, to have your newspaper delivered to your door by 7am (8.30am on Sunday). They can only deliver to addresses that they can access straightaway; unfortunately they can’t use access codes or entry keys.
#3. THE TELEGRAPH – The Print Pack, the Digital Pack and the Mobile Apps Pack
The Daily Telegraph Newspaper Subscription offers three subscription packages, each of which provide savings on the individual products and additional exclusive benefits, they are The Print Pack, the Digital Pack and the Mobile Apps Pack:
The Print Pack includes The Telegraph newspapers seven days a week. The Telegraph for iPad on up to two devices per account. The Telegraph Mobile Apps for iPhone and Android, on two phones per account.
A Telegraph Subscriber Privilege Card, giving you a great range of exclusive benefits including 2 for 1 dining, savings on days out, discounts at spas, salons and hairdressers, free tea and coffee at Debenhams cafés (weekdays after 2pm), as well as free cinema tickets and a range of other offers. Plus, a free gift when you subscribe.
The Digital Pack comprises of The Telegraph for iPad – on up to two devices per account. The Telegraph Mobile Apps for iPhone and Android, on two phones per account.
A Telegraph Subscriber Privilege Card, giving you a great range of exclusive benefits including 2 for1 dining, savings on days out, discounts at spas, salons and hairdressers, free tea and coffee at Debenhams cafés, as well as free cinema tickets and a range of other offers
Mobile Apps include The Telegraph Mobile Newspaper Apps for iPhone and Android on two phones per account, giving you the option to share the apps with a family member or friend at no extra cost.