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Old 18-11-2010, 06:59 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Default Wikipedia charging?

Stu wrote:
I got an email from an acquaintance with something strange info in it,
seems Wikipedia may be in the process to start charging for their
service.
Isn't Wikipedia the free encyclopedia, with its content from users
from all over the internet, this content given freely to help build
Wikipedia's site and search engine position? Has anyone heard this
rumor as well, just wondering if it could be true or just that a
rumor? This person is quite reputable and accurate in the rumor
department.




The last time I used it there was a statement asking for donations,
not a charge...yet.

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"gloria.p" wrote:

Stu wrote:
I got an email from an acquaintance with something strange info in it,
seems Wikipedia may be in the process to start charging for their
service.



The last time I used it there was a statement asking for donations,
not a charge...yet.


Since Stu didn't give us any details, it's pretty hard to figure out
what was meant.

I was hoping someone else would mention the following piece of
information, since I know so little:

http://nokiaexperts.com/att-subscrip...es-nokia-e71x/

I bought a new cell phone last January. It came with a free GPS
application for 30 days, which cost US$15 a month. It was a Nokia
phone, which included a GPS for free, but AT&T had them hack the
hardware so it wouldn't work without some AT&T application, which is
US$5 a month. You are required to get unlimited data to use this, which
is the other US$15 a month for a phone with a numeric keypad.

In checking out what was on the phone, it had an app called WIKIMOBILE
encyclopedia. It was free for a day, and I think I tried it. The above
cite says US$3.99 a month after the free trail. It's just an access
method for Wikipedia. The phone could easily be configured to access
Wikipedia from a menu using its browser, although I didn't do that.

A few days after I bought the phone, I had a gall bladder attack and
went to the hospital for a week. I felt like crap for some time after
that. The GPS worked OK, but I didn't really need it. I have a US$99
GPS unit from Costco in my car which works better and has no monthly
charge. I didn't really need the unlimited data. Doing web searches
and Email from the phone worked fine, but I really didn't want to deal
with inputting info using a numeric keypad. I'm retired and stay home
all the time anyway. I just needed a phone. So I canceled the GPS and
data plan.

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Dan Abel
Petaluma, California USA



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