Yesterday classes started again and one of my older students told me had to use a credit card to create a free account. As he didn’t do it last year because he did a different course. So everybody in that class has an account except for one.
At my school, about 50 new students start with classes next week. According to the schedule we start using Cloud 9 after the Holidays. But as they also have no credit card, they also won’t be able to create a free account. The account is still free, but only if your willing to enter valid credit card information.
The alternative is the School plan. What was once free, will now cost $10 for each teacher. You told your reasons for adding a “paywall” for a free account, and knowing that teachers use your services you added a school plan.
Will there be a real free alternative in the future? Or do I have till the Holidays to go to one of your competitors? Because I find it disappointing that this is the best solution you could find.