Price Gouging at its finest 24 February 2017 Reviewer: Notrichenough from Tampa,. FL, USA
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We have subscribed to LogMeIn for their Pro features since before LogMeIn discontinued their free limited feature product.
Each year since LogMeIn became a commercial only product, the annual subscription fee has approximately doubled over the previous year's price. Case in point: even for the "personal" package that allows access to 2 computers, 2 (or 3) years ago the price jumped to $99. for a year subscription. That is when I had to drop the account that I used to support my mom and an elderly friend. For our non-profit however, we needed access and the $149. price while an unexpected extreme increase in price, was something that we deemed necessary.
Last year the price to access only 5 computers outpaced the price increases for ObamaCare and nearly doubled to $349. to "renew" the 1-year subscription. Again, we paid the price.
This year to continue to access the 5 computers, the price is $599.99. (That is a price increase from $350 -> $600 (over 40% increase).
Unfortunately, we will be adding a couple of computers in the coming months so the price to access 10 computers (the next available level) is $1099.99.
I am not sure if this is the result of the merger between LogMeIn and GoTo_ or what. The good thing is this time as I look for alternatives, there are a few competitors that offer very competitive pricing to LogMeIn.
LogMeIn has been a very good asset for our small non-profit to allow us to access systems around the world. However, at this point, their pricing elevates them to a Gold level and little guys who helped them get there can no longer play. How we access our systems has not increased, only the price to do so has skyrocketed.
I am hoping that they will lose significant numbers of subscribers in the coming months to wake them to the reality of free market competition.
Great product. Sorry they think so much of themselves.
In summary, I would not recommend Log Me In to a friend.