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« on: April 08, 2021, 07:30:32 AM »
I’ve started getting ads on my TapaTalk feed this morning. It is intensely irritating (to me anyway).

Is anybody else getting them?

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Re: Ads?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 10:23:39 AM »
Been getting them for about 18 months, you just start reading something and they pop up irritatingly. I refuse to pay for ad free V.I.P. status though!

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Re: Ads?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 08:19:14 AM »
If nobody is bothered I'll leave them.

They want $10/month to stop adverts from Tapatalk + I assume you would have to sign-up for the paid app (?)

When it first came out it was a paid app (very unusual back then) and I paid IIRC $2.49 one-off.
Several years later they unilaterally made it free (but I didn't get a refund), then they introduced a paid tier but didn't invite those of use who had paid originally...  You getting the drift here?

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 10:51:47 AM »
Been getting them for about 18 months, you just start reading something and they pop up irritatingly. I refuse to pay for ad free V.I.P. status though!

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Re: Ads?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2021, 11:59:32 AM »
My Tapatalk VIP account costs me £0.77p per month and I get zero adverts. I signed up through Google Play. That lifetime thing is a very common issue Steve. I have been stung a few times with a major software upgrade that seams to mean the older versions life is at an end. But who decides what the lifetime of software is. Scandal.
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Re: Ads?
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2021, 10:41:53 AM »
Gave in and bought the special offer one year for £4.99

I guess in relation to my Sky/Netflix/Prime etc that’s a reasonable price.

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Re: Ads?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2021, 10:49:12 AM »
Cheap as chips Steve. Worth a fiver to get rid of the blooming ads. They have become so obtrusive they stop the app being usable.
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Re: Ads?
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2021, 11:51:30 AM »
Agree.

They appeared for me on the 8th so have given up after only three days.

I know how much effort is required to maintain an app in the Apple and Google stores so do t really begrudge them the money. I was just the incessant bullying/begging that pissed me off.


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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2021, 03:28:25 PM »
OR just run a gas powered dumfone like mine that wont run it!!!

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2021, 09:54:56 PM »
Nokia 6300 no pop ups on this bad boy!  8)

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Re: Ads?
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2021, 11:40:41 PM »
If you're using Tapatalk you must be using a mobile. I threw mine in the river Thames and my life has been better ever since  ;D
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Re: Ads?
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2021, 07:12:41 AM »
Agree.

They appeared for me on the 8th so have given up after only three days.

I know how much effort is required to maintain an app in the Apple and Google stores so do t really begrudge them the money. I was just the incessant bullying/begging that pissed me off.


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It would appear that Tapatalk has 2.5 million active monthly VIP users (unverified google search). Now if they all paid a fiver a year (some more) that's 12.5 million pounds a year, plus advertising for the free version people. Now I have no idea what an app like that takes to develop and maintain, but it ain't that much.
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