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freemium

(FREE preMIUM) A very popular marketing approach for software and services that provides a limited free version and a more expansive paid version. For example, an online storage provider may offer five gigabytes of disk space at no cost but then charge for greater capacities.

The free software version may include basic functions, while the paid version provides enhanced capabilities. A game might be free, but special avatars, scenery, speed boosters and the like are extra-cost items. Quite often, the free version contains ads, or in the case of music streaming, audio-based commercials as in AM and FM radio. See ad-supported software, shareware and lite version.
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Congoo[TM], a free premium information network, today announced the launch of Congoo News, one of the most comprehensive news and information resources on the Internet.
OpenMobile's AppMall will now provide free premium App packages to AppMall users
Consumers who purchase any one of the four popular Hands-On Mobile games - World Poker Tour[R]: Texas Hold 'Em, Monopoly[R] Tycoon[TM], Connect Four[TM] or Lego[R] World Soccer, starting today through November 30, will be automatically entered to win the grand prize of $25,000, two first prizes of $5,000 or 25 second prizes of free premium cell phones.
21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ooVoo, a fast-growing and the largest independent social video chat provider with 63 million registered subscribers announced that the company has joined with Operation Gratitude to provide free premium video chat to troops overseas, their families and supporters of the organization during the holiday season.
In the coming months, WMG will also work with Google to distribute its substantial video collection to websites around the world via Google's extensive AdSense publisher network, making it even easier for users to access free premium content while surfing the Web.
In order for holiday buyers to experience the best that Rabbit TV has to offer, the company is also throwing in over six months of free premium subscription services via free trial offers, including Netflix, HBO Now, Showtime, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Sling TV, CBS All Access, NFL Game Pass, and more.
Book by November 7 for a free premium economy flight upgrade.
objectives are: to ensure Midland Metro have the most comprehensive cover at the most competitive premium, tripartite relationships with underwriters, appoint a single supplier for a Long Term Agreement (3 years) with Long Term Agreement discounts, advantageous or interest free premium instalments profit share / low claims discounts, Risk Management Bursaries or Risk Management Offerings.
Alaska Airlines said it will continue to offer free premium inflight entertainment directly to customers' personal electronic devices for two more months, in addition to the more than 100 titles of free content that are available all the time, to all passengers, as part of the new Alaska Beyond experience.
In order to claim the free Premium account, users will need to create an account on 4shared (or use an existing one) while browsing with Citrio, and convert the account on the Premium page.
New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) Wed, Dec 17, 2014 - SPG Gold elite members who land a room through Starwoodas digital channels will receive free premium Wi-Fi.
American Express card members are being offered free premium travel-themed iTunes and App Store content worth PS15.