news for rapidshare users your accounts will change soon..

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  1. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    just saw this and verified this is 100% true straight from rapidshare looks like my now 25gb daily limit will end up only 5gb after these changes. they will now credit you with 20 rapids per day remaining of your account which puts you into the rapid medium prgram which allows 50gb storage and only 5gb daily limit!! i also confirmed everyone will be converted to this new program. not sure if this will end up good or bad for us..


    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:
    Name Price / day Storage Traffic / day Filemanagement Directdownload Foldermanagement Verification Licence Manager Licence Manager+
    RapidSmall 4 Rapids 10 GB 1 GB x x
    RapidMedium 20 Rapids 50 GB 5 GB x x x
    RapidBig 78 Rapids 200 GB 20 GB x x x x
    RapidSupersize 229 Rapids 600 GB 60 GB x x x x x
    RapidBusiness 449 Rapids 1200 GB 120 GB x x x x x x

    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.
     
  2. zfactor

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    to add the after 8pm to 4am 10% rule in a email back they said will not apply either now...
     
  3. NoIos

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    This is the end of the rapidshare era. Marked by a suicide. Someone could already understand it from all the changes this last year. Thanks zfactor.
     
  4. Peter2150

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    Amen to that. Someone with a bad case of indigestion laid awake all night to dream up what has to be the most convoluted, screwy plan I've ever seen.

    Pete
     
  5. Meriadoc

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    what the...
     
  6. Coolio10

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    I never understood why rapidshare is so popular among downloaders. Megaupload is much better with less restrictions and limits.
     
  7. SIR****TMG

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    I to have an account at megaupload and like it indeed.:thumb:
     
  8. zfactor

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    wow 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

    this just plain sucks and they seriously ripped A LOT OF paying customers off and they are doing it blatantly ....
     
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    The lack of accumulating gigas and the lack of rewards is where the changes fail....
    Content on Rapidshare will gradually diminish as uploaders move to new Hosts

    RS=Rapidshave
     
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  10. Franklin

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    I reckon Rapid Share's OK. :D
     
  11. zfactor

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    lol but unless you have enough rapids you cant download or upload anything yes they transfer to a premium account since a collectors account cant have rapids added to it..
     
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    So now that there are no more happy hour downloads does it make sense to schedule downloads?

    The reason I am asking is because I just learned about a tool that schedules Rapidshare Manager and I wonder whether it would be useful to me.

    Thanx,
    Jessica
     
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    I'm sorry but making a post about Rapidshare on this forum I find in poor taste and I'm truly surprised that the Admin or Mods haven't removed this.

    For whatever reasons Rapidshare got into business, good or bad, the truth is they are the King Of Warez Hosting sites out there, among others like Hotfile, Megaupload, etc...

    Sorry if they might be in this for good business but the truth is it's been turned around for the worst and a Security place like this of all places should not be discussing the likes of Rapidshare or even suggesting to members here to use their services.

    There's a saying 'Guilty By Association', so unless you're into software piracy, hacking, porn, warez, etc... you don't associate with this.
     
  14. Meriadoc

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    DF that's BS :)
     
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    You're much nicer than I planned to be the second I saw that post.
     
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    It is in the view of them being in good business, as undoubtedly they are and removing any warez uploads reported, that is useful to members to be aware of the changes. Whoever is in bad business has no place on these boards.
     
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