Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Tools Software > Licensing & Accounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-02-2020, 03:25 PM
Protools8matt Protools8matt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: London, UK
Posts: 9
Default Update Plan Reinstatement

I just bought a new perpetual licence subscription from a reseller.

As avid states that these are available 'while stocks last' I assume it will no longer be possible to update this licence a year from now! This really sucks IMO. I am not personally that bothered about staying up with the latest updates (hence my username!) but it is necessary every now then as operating systems become outdated. I've already pumped a significant amount of money into using pro tools over the years ( far more than any other software) - For my personal level of use I could not justify spending a further £30 each month compared to other options out there, not every user is making a career out this. A perpetual licence should always be an option. I really hope avid change their mind.

Last edited by Protools8matt; 03-02-2020 at 03:25 PM. Reason: typos
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-02-2020, 03:41 PM
JFreak's Avatar
JFreak JFreak is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tampere, Finland
Posts: 20,195
Default Re: Unable to renew Pro Tools Subscription through Avid Webstore

No, you got it wrong.

Active update plan can be "renewed" while it is active (and I assume there is some kind of grace period after that) but if you let your update plan lapse, Avid no longer sells "reinstatement" plans to get you up to date.
__________________
Janne
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-02-2020, 03:43 PM
JFreak's Avatar
JFreak JFreak is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tampere, Finland
Posts: 20,195
Default Re: Unable to renew Pro Tools Subscription through Avid Webstore

Quote:
Originally Posted by Protools8matt View Post
perpetual licence subscription
There is no such thing. It is one of these:
  • Perpetual license with update plan
  • Subscription license

Former means you can launch PT even if your update plan has been expired. Latter means once your subscription is over you cannot launch PT. Both mean you only get updates as long as your update plan or subscription is active.
__________________
Janne
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-03-2020, 02:07 PM
Protools8matt Protools8matt is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: London, UK
Posts: 9
Default Re: Unable to renew Pro Tools Subscription through Avid Webstore

I understand what's going on, apologies if I worded my rant a little poorly! Yes I bought a reinstatement plan not a subscription licence.

Once all the resellers stock of reinstatement plans are gone then this licence will have to be renewed every single year or ultimately become redundant. Paying annually for a product is in my eyes at least a subscription of a sort, even if not the 'subscription licence' option hence my (bad) choice of words.

I really have no need to update the plan & pay out £200 every single year, or pay for a subscription, I'd just like to update it once in a blue moon along with my OSX, ie via a reinstatement plan which will not be possible in the future. The jump I just made from 12.5 to pro tools 2019 has really brought nothing new to the table I am personally interested in, I just want pro tools to still work with whatever operating system I'm using.

Last edited by Protools8matt; 03-03-2020 at 02:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-03-2020, 02:27 PM
JFreak's Avatar
JFreak JFreak is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tampere, Finland
Posts: 20,195
Default Re: Unable to renew Pro Tools Subscription through Avid Webstore

Avid policies are what it is.

If you choose to do so, you can stop updating after the year of updates paid and save 200 a year by doing so. After three years you have saved for new license that also gives you another year of updates. Or you can keep paying 200 a year so you don't need to make a bigger payment after three years of saving. Either way, same money. Paying yearly will give you updates though.
__________________
Janne
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
20% off PT Ultimate Update Plan Reinstatement Southsidemusic Pro Tools 2019 12 09-16-2019 02:40 PM
Reinstatement plan without iLok MattyP89 Licensing & Accounts 0 02-25-2017 04:23 AM
Reinstatement Plan not going through Michael_Knight Licensing & Accounts 1 12-31-2016 12:20 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:35 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com