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samdouglas

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#301916 15-Oct-2022 14:33
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Got email today from google that theyre cancelling grandfathered youtube premium plans.


Currently I play $19.99 per month for the family plan and will soon have to pay the normal $29.99 family plan price.


Thought it worth a heads up for other folks who are also on this, was pretty good value and only thing keeping me from using spotify or just biting the bullet and go apple one across the board for all the family.


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  #2983013 15-Oct-2022 15:03
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I pay around $2.50/month for family YT Premium depending on how bad Argentinan Peso is doing which from the looks of the country's political situation for last 20 years is not going to get better anytime soon.

Anyway, use VPN service to connect to Argentina, sign into YouTube with your existing Google account, buy the YT family premium in pesos with your NZ credit card using a Argentinian address, invite upto 5 other family members. Catch is all these 5 family members just need to sign into their Google account and accept your YT premium invite while also connected to Argentina via VPN just once only. After this, disconnect from VPN and your YT premium now works on your standard NZ internet connection.

The entire flight time from NZ to Argentina and back to NZ is under 15minutes for this mission with zero turbulence.

And YT premium also includes YT Red music subscription for all those 5 members too.




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  #2983014 15-Oct-2022 15:11
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I’m on grandfathered plan no email so far. Just the single user plan of $12.95 a month.

 

I’ll cancel plan if it starts to get close to $20.

 

Didn’t get price rise when they’re raising prices as well last time.


  #2983015 15-Oct-2022 15:11
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I have read that a similar deal is available in India



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  #2983020 15-Oct-2022 16:06
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billgates: I pay around $2.50/month for family YT Premium depending on how bad Argentinan Peso is doing which from the looks of the country's political situation for last 20 years is not going to get better anytime soon.

Anyway, use VPN service to connect to Argentina, sign into YouTube with your existing Google account, buy the YT family premium in pesos with your NZ credit card using a Argentinian address, invite upto 5 other family members. Catch is all these 5 family members just need to sign into their Google account and accept your YT premium invite while also connected to Argentina via VPN just once only. After this, disconnect from VPN and your YT premium now works on your standard NZ internet connection.

The entire flight time from NZ to Argentina and back to NZ is under 15minutes for this mission with zero turbulence.

And YT premium also includes YT Red music subscription for all those 5 members too.

 

 

 

fantastic! thanks!


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  #2983021 15-Oct-2022 16:09
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Nice trick. Once my sub expires, I’ll give that a go




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  #2983023 15-Oct-2022 16:39
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Ohhh interesting. I haven't yet received an email. I currently pay $9.99 a month for YouTube music and YouTube premium. The growing youngesters are ganging together and campaigning hard for Spotify premium so if they do jack the price up then I'll probably switch. I liked google play music and the features it had but I've been less impressed with YouTube music. YouTube premium is actually very handy, no ads, play audio only, synch videos to your phone. I'll definitely try that Argentine YouTube premium hack if we switch over to Spotify for music.

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  #2983027 15-Oct-2022 17:14
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billgates: I pay around $2.50/month for family YT Premium depending on how bad Argentinan Peso is doing which from the looks of the country's political situation for last 20 years is not going to get better anytime soon.

Anyway, use VPN service to connect to Argentina, sign into YouTube with your existing Google account, buy the YT family premium in pesos with your NZ credit card using a Argentinian address, invite upto 5 other family members. Catch is all these 5 family members just need to sign into their Google account and accept your YT premium invite while also connected to Argentina via VPN just once only. After this, disconnect from VPN and your YT premium now works on your standard NZ internet connection.

The entire flight time from NZ to Argentina and back to NZ is under 15minutes for this mission with zero turbulence.

And YT premium also includes YT Red music subscription for all those 5 members too.

 

Been working flawlessly for me for some time now.




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  #2983030 15-Oct-2022 17:20
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Similar deal but I have Indian YouTube premium family account.




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  #2983035 15-Oct-2022 17:45
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When you sign up to Argentina You Tube, do you get Tango music, and when you sign up to India You Tube, do you get Bollywood movies non stop ?

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  #2983039 15-Oct-2022 17:59
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nzjez: When you sign up to Argentina You Tube, do you get Tango music, and when you sign up to India You Tube, do you get Bollywood movies non stop ?


No you do not get those because once you disconnect from the VPN and connect back to your regions internet connection again m, you are presented with recommendations around whatever your past search history has been




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  #2983190 16-Oct-2022 08:14
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nzjez: When you sign up to Argentina You Tube, do you get Tango music, and when you sign up to India You Tube, do you get Bollywood movies non stop ?

 

 

 

not at all.


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  #2983613 17-Oct-2022 08:37
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dang got the email too, $19 - $29 is some price hike for the faimly plan. I could never ever ever watch youtube with ads though so basically locked in. Will do the vpn trick it seems. Why cant i just put my salary up like this at work? cant i blame inflation too?


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  #2983626 17-Oct-2022 09:55
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@billgates @dan

I think you missed the sarcasm in @nzjez's post.





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  #2983629 17-Oct-2022 10:14
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xyf:

 

dang got the email too, $19 - $29 is some price hike for the family plan. I could never ever ever watch youtube with ads though so basically locked in. Will do the vpn trick it seems. Why cant i just put my salary up like this at work? cant i blame inflation too?

 

 

as did i. very tempting to do the vpn trick (appreciate the tip) - 50% price hike?!

 

but if i'm being honest, the amount of use YT and YTM get from my family still makes the $29.99 price acceptable (50% hike is @#$%*(^, nonetheless).

 

 


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  #2983630 17-Oct-2022 10:14
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Mehrts:

 

@billgates @dan

I think you missed the sarcasm in @nzjez's post.

 

 

 

 

maybe, not unreasonable, it does show them for a little bit

 

anyway i suggest Argentina over India

 

had india originally, was not able to renew the wise credit card, they were doing some additional checks, so switched to argentina


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