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warpdrive wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2019 5:56 pm
So it's safe to register right away, and just print out as much as you can until you exhaust the supplied starter ink, and then install the instant-ink.
Well, the problem is some printers comes with instant-ink starter ink :)
It's best to just use the supplied ink first and then register (unless you are sure your ink isn't instant-ink).
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ryckify wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2019 6:22 pm
My 2655 came with "HP Instant Ink Ready 65" cartridges. Should I wait till that's running low before starting the free plan? So far without setting up I'm able to print and scan no problem.
Exactly, wait till you are almost done and then register.
Unless HP changed things very recently (unlikely), once you register your count will start with the first page you print using an instant ink cartridge, doesn't really matter whether that is the starter ink or the one they send you.
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aasoror wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2019 6:25 pm
Well, the problem is some printers comes with instant-ink starter ink :)
It's best to just use the supplied ink first and then register (unless you are sure your ink isn't instant-ink).
I looked at the cartridge wrapper and they were marked "setup ink cartridge", no mention of Instant-Ink. So that might be the difference.

It would be good to compare the wrappers of both kinds of cartridges

For my second Costco printer, I'll probably just go ahead and register right away since the first one isn't counting any pages yet
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warpdrive wrote:
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I looked at the cartridge wrapper and they were marked "setup ink cartridge", no mention of Instant-Ink. So that might be the difference.
Yes, that IS the difference :)
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Fightguard wrote:
Jan 23rd, 2019 8:36 am
Interesting...I last enrolled in instant ink on the free plan last summer, using my parents officejet 38xx.
As soon as I registered, the starter inks immediately "converted" to instant ink, and the 15 page count started for the month ongoing.

I wonder if there's a difference with when instant ink starts between paid and the free plan and/or the printer model. Or if the registration and start date process itself changed over the last little while.
They must've changed it back because I signed up 2 months ago. Still on my starter cartridge, but my page count is still zero on instant ink.
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They must've changed it back because I signed up 2 months ago. Still on my starter cartridge, but my page count is still zero on instant ink.
AFAIK nothing has been changed, if you check your starter cartridge you should find it regular ink not instant ink (that's why your count wont increase even if you are already enrolled).
Regular ink can't be converted to instant ink, FIghtguard's starter ink is actually instant ink :)
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Alright, makes sense now...some printers come with standard "non instant ink" starter carts, while others come with "instant ink ready" starters.
So the deskjet 3634 (Costco) comes with standard carts,
The officejet 3830 comes with instat ink carts,
The Envy 4520 comes with ?? I dont know now as I did use up the starter ink and then registered afterwards.
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Well the change is that they are putting instant ink starter cartridges in certain printers (maybe the newest printers?)
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Jan 23rd, 2019 8:24 pm
Well the change is that they are putting instant ink starter cartridges in certain printers (maybe the newest printers?)
Nope, that's nothing new, there are reports about it well throughout 2018, when people were getting the Envy 4520 from Staples back at March 2018 it came with regular ink, those that got the Envy 4522 from Costco at the same time reported getting instant ink inside the box.
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hi rfd members, I purchased the HP OfficetPro 6970 durinng BF from amazon.ca. I would like to sign up for the 15 pages free plan, however the moment I click next and choose my printer, the free plan disappears, only the $3.99+ up plan available for me to choose from.

How do you go around it, and get the 15 pages free plan?
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Jan 31st, 2019 7:41 pm
hi rfd members, I purchased the HP OfficetPro 6970 durinng BF from amazon.ca. I would like to sign up for the 15 pages free plan, however the moment I click next and choose my printer, the free plan disappears, only the $3.99+ up plan available for me to choose from.

How do you go around it, and get the 15 pages free plan?
Call instant ink support and ask them to rollback the plan for You.
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pcboy wrote:
Jan 31st, 2019 7:41 pm
hi rfd members, I purchased the HP OfficetPro 6970 durinng BF from amazon.ca. I would like to sign up for the 15 pages free plan, however the moment I click next and choose my printer, the free plan disappears, only the $3.99+ up plan available for me to choose from.

How do you go around it, and get the 15 pages free plan?
I just registered my HP 4502 from 2016, and it gave me the same options. On my iPad, I just (naturally) swiped right, and it showed me the free 15-page plan. I thought I got shafted too, and they didn’t offer the free plan anymore, so thankfully I had the instinct to swipe out of frustration. Face With Tears Of Joy
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Kamrana wrote:
Jan 31st, 2019 10:20 pm
Call instant ink support and ask them to rollback the plan for You.
called and you are right, i was given the free plan. TBH, i prob going to go over, but I still prefer to be on a pay as you go rather than paying $4 for 50 print. Althought I do lose out on the carry over option.
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Looks like Costco may have the Envy 5052 for $40? That a good choice for Instant ink FREE plan?
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coilz wrote:
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Looks like Costco may have the Envy 5052 for $40? That a good choice for Instant ink FREE plan?
It's on sale for $50 elsewhere so $40 is a good price for Costco members.

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