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CloudAtCost Bait and Switch

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  • Jun 30th, 2017 4:17 am
[OP]
Sr. Member
Jan 23, 2003
894 posts
38 upvotes
Mississauga

CloudAtCost Bait and Switch

Noticed there was no discussion thread on this, and I know quite a few people here signed up for them.

https://i.imgur.com/M2uaLlF.png
https://www.reddit.com/r/CloudAtCost/co ... ates_they/

Relevant links:
https://www.reddit.com/r/CloudAtCost/co ... d_at_cost/
https://www.reddit.com/r/CloudAtCost/co ... nd_switch/
http://www.cloudatacost.com/mystory/pos ... alert-2017

TLDR: Cloudatcost offered and sold lifetime servers for a fixed cost, now asking for a yearly maintenance fee or have your services terminated. If you haven't received this email yet, you likely will.
5 replies
Deal Fanatic
Aug 14, 2007
8061 posts
573 upvotes
Toronto
intx wrote:
Jun 15th, 2017 4:16 pm
Noticed there was no discussion thread on this, and I know quite a few people here signed up for them.

https://i.imgur.com/M2uaLlF.png
https://www.reddit.com/r/CloudAtCost/co ... ates_they/

Relevant links:
https://www.reddit.com/r/CloudAtCost/co ... d_at_cost/
https://www.reddit.com/r/CloudAtCost/co ... nd_switch/
http://www.cloudatacost.com/mystory/pos ... alert-2017

TLDR: Cloudatcost offered and sold lifetime servers for a fixed cost, now asking for a yearly maintenance fee or have your services terminated. If you haven't received this email yet, you likely will.
This is why something to buy that states lifetime is usually going to end eventually.
Penalty Box
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Feb 10, 2007
9663 posts
948 upvotes
Lifetime deals in tech = throwing money away
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Deal Addict
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Feb 24, 2004
1281 posts
256 upvotes
Ottawa
I got about 5 e-mails in past 2 days and ask me for pay their $9/year maintenance cost, which was supposed to be their "life time server".

Anyway, I keep telling my kids nothing is free in the world but I forgot myself :facepalm: :facepalm: Angry Face
From: billing@cloudatcost.com
To: Kanata2004

Hello,

I would like to thank you for choosing us to host your servers.
As we value your business it is important to keep your account up to date.

You currently have an invoice that has not been paid.

If this invoice is not paid your service will be put in to a suspended state and deleted.


If you would like to cancel this server please let us know.
If you have any issues please contact us as this is an automated process.


To pay your invoice or to get help
Please login to our member site.
https://members.cloudatcost.com
Login Using your email address and password.

If you have problems logging in please use the Forgot Password option.
If you are having problems with our site or any other issues with billing please email support@cloudatcost.com


Thankyou for your business.
CloudAtCost
Developer CloudPRO - Maintenance 05/17/2017 - 05/16/2018
$9.00 Annually Recurring
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Enjoy your candle of life. May it warm you & light your way.
Member
Jan 10, 2017
276 posts
85 upvotes
GTA
Maybe the class action thats brewing on the CloudatCost Subreddit will hit so hard that it will take down freephoneline.ca and fongo too.
Information Security Analyst
Newbie
Apr 20, 2017
23 posts
Seems to me that you have to pay to continue the service further mate.

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