rapidshare going down the tube.. not sure if been posted yet.

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by armada, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

    Dec 8, 2007
    New product and pricing models make RapidShare as flexible and low priced as never before
    June 25, 2010

    As of June 29, 2010, RapidShare is changing its product and payment models. In future, the costs for RapidShare accounts will no longer be tiered according to time period; instead there will be five packages with differing features. These packages will be paid for with a new currency known as "Rapids". In order to grant our customers maximum flexibility when choosing the type of package, they will be able to switch between packages on a daily basis and hence select the features that suit them best at the time.
    All previous Collector's accounts will be automatically converted into free Premium accounts on July 1, 2010, thus making it still possible to use the RapidShare service without charge.

    What is actually changing: pricing model
    RapidShare is launching a new currency: Rapids. This will allow users to take up various packages from June 29, 2010.
    Rapids can be acquired in the following increments:

    Prepaid funds
    400 Rapids€ 4,99
    1.000 Rapids€ 9,95
    2.000 Rapids€ 19,90
    5.000 Rapids€ 49,75
    20.000 Rapids€ 199,00

    Many users will already have Rapids in their accounts from the start as both the remaining days in existing Premium accounts and unused traffic share will be converted automatically into Rapids. For each remaining day, the user will be credited with 20 Rapids. For example, if there are 10 days left in a Premium account, the user will receive 200 Rapids. Each GB of traffic share will be converted into 5 Rapids.
    Any accumulated Free- and Premium-RapidPoints can also be converted into Rapids until July 6, 2010. Altogether, 5,000 Free-RapidPoints and 5,000 Premium-RapidPoints equate to 600 Rapids; 50,000 Free-RapidPoints and 50,000 Premium-RapidPoints will give 6,000 Rapids.
    A maximum of 50,000 Rapids can be obtained by converting existing RapidPoints, traffic share or the remaining time on a Premium account.

    What is actually changing: product model
    These modifications will not change anything for Free Users. Owners of previous Collector's accounts will receive free Premium accounts, enabling them to manage their uploaded files in the Premium Zone. Downloading and storing are just the same as for the previous Collector's account.
    Users who have Rapids can choose from five types of fee-paying package. What is special about these packages is that every user can turn the features off and on to suit their needs from day to day. In this way, we hope to offer our customers an even better service and, above all, much more flexibility than before.

    Overview of fee-paying packages:
    NamePrice / dayStorageTraffic / dayFilemanagementDirectdownloadFoldermanagementVerificationLicence ManagerLicence Manager+
    RapidSmall4 Rapids10 GB1 GBxx
    RapidMedium20 Rapids50 GB5 GBxxx
    RapidBig78 Rapids200 GB20 GBxxxx
    RapidSupersize229 Rapids600 GB60 GBxxxxx
    RapidBusiness449 Rapids1200 GB120 GBxxxxxx

    RapidSmall For the RapidSmall package, users pay 4 Rapids a day. This gives them 10 GB of secured storage and a daily traffic volume of 1 GB. What's more, they can take advantage of file management and direct download features.
    RapidMedium Those who opt for the RapidMedium deal get, in exchange for 20 Rapids a day, 50 GB of secured storage and a daily traffic volume of 5 GB. In addition to file management and direct downloads, users will be able to manage their data in folders.
    RapidBig Holders of RapidBig accounts have access to 200 GB of secured storage and a traffic limit of 20 GB. Along with other RapidMedium features, in this version users will also be able to have their account verified. The RapidBig package costs 78 Rapids a day.
    RapidSupersize With the RapidSupersize account, users receive 600 GB of secured storage and 60 GB of daily traffic in return for 229 Rapids a day. As an added feature, users will have the ability to sell their own files via the Licence Manager.
    RapidBusiness With RapidBusiness, commercial customers benefit from being able to store and grant others access to even greater quantities of data for 449 Rapids a day. In addition to the features of the RapidSupersize deal, customers will have access to Licence Manager+.
    Plus, business customers can receive targeted offers on request.
    If users load their account with Rapids through payment or by converting RapidPoints, Traffic or remaining time, they will be set up with the smallest package (RapidSmall), with the option to upgrade at any time.
    All features of the new model will be explained in further detail on June 29, 2010 on rapidshare.com.
    Reward programme: RapidPoints and RapidDonations to be discontinued
    June 18, 2010

    As of July 1, 2010 RapidShare's RapidPoints programme will be discontinued. This decision by the company is a reaction to claims that the reward programme rewards the uploading of contents that are protected by copyright.
    We feel it is necessary to undertake this step as we do not wish RapidShare's users to be exposed to such an unjustified general suspicion. Our primary objective remains to provide users with a fast, secure and reliable service.

    What will the changes mean for our users?
    First, nobody will lose any points that have already been accumulated. You can redeem them until July 6, 2010. Please also note that within the next days we will offer you an opportunity to convert a Collector's account into a free Premium account and to transfer your points into this Premium account.
    Unfortunately, we must also give up the RapidDonation scheme. An amount of 10,000 Euros was collected for each and every organisation and project that was introduced. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the donors for their contributions!
    We are currently exploring how we can continue the donation programme in the future.
    The company will continue to donate to charities, but not as part of an incentive program. Clearly, we would like to continue rewarding customers who recruit new clients. As soon as we have developed a new reward programme, we will of course contact you immediately to provide more details.

    and today they really screwed people.. first no more happy hour downloads... second NO ROLL OVER RAPIDS this means if you have say the 20 rapid plan per day and you dont download anything for that day YOU LOOSE THEM period!!!! also they AUTOMATICALLY bump you to the next level if you start to approach your download limit for that day and remove the extra 58 rapids (the difference between plan 2 and plan 3) and only leave you with the remaining balance of your down loads
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  2. waTa

    waTa MDL Novice

    Mar 1, 2010
    HappyHour at RapidShare.

  3. Armp0wr

    Armp0wr Guest

    i got my rapidshare premium acc free from them they upgraded my collector's acc
  4. andyk87

    andyk87 MDL Novice

    Nov 27, 2009
    i hate that new system - its so much more complicated
  5. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

    Dec 26, 2010