NextIssue.com is the online home of Next Issue, a new mobile application and company that claims they are “bringing the world’s greatest magazines to life on the digital device of your choice.”
How Does It Work?
According to their website, Next Issue is a joint venture created by six different leading publishing companies, including Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp., Rogers Communications and Time Inc.
It’s no real secret that magazines are slowly but surely moving away from traditional print media and moving toward digital media. While this may be a sore point for people that love traditional print media, there are others that claim that this movement is better for the environment and overall a step in the right direction.
One of the ways in which Next Issue qualifies their digital subscription as an improvement over traditional subscriptions is that you will pay for a single description yet have access to their entire catalog of digital magazines. In addition you will have access to digital-only extra features, like videos, bonus photography, interactive features, live web links, and much more.
Once you sign up for your subscription, you will be able to create your own personal library, selecting only the magazines you love the best to be a part of your Favorites, though you will always have access to their entire library whenever you choose.
At this time, NextIssue.com says their mobile application is available for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad Mini supporting iOS 7 and newer, smartphones and tablets running Android 4 and newer, and Windows 8 and Windows RT PCs and tablets.
At this time, Next Issue has two different subscription options. The first is their Basic Package, which is priced at $9.99 per month and includes unlimited access to all monthly magazines, includes all back issues of magazines, is accessible on the most popular mobile devices, and provides access from up to five different devices.
The Premium Package is priced at $14.99 per month and offers all the same benefits as the Basic Package, except that it also includes weekly magazines in addition to monthly magazines. Regardless of which subscription you choose, you will have a 30 day risk free trial of their service, as well as the option to cancel your subscription at any time without penalty.
NextIssue.com doesn’t appear to offer their members a Refund Policy, which is not a surprise since they provide their customers both with a 30 day free trial and they never ask their customers for a long term contract – you are able to cancel your subscription without penalty whenever you choose. Because of this, it doesn’t appear necessary for them to provide their customers with a Refund Policy.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so through the account they create or by email at [email protected]
Unfortunately there are not very many customer reviews for this service at this time. Instead, most of the available reviews are from tech publications writing articles on “Netflix for Magazines.”
In these comparisons, Next Issue generally ranks very highly, though there are some concerns about the cost of the service compared to others, though it seems clear that their selection of magazines is the best available of any service at this time.
Competitors and Alternatives?
As mentioned above, there are some other services that are trying to meet the need of digital magazine subscriptions, as well as many companies that include digital subscriptions of their magazines along with a subscription of their print publication.
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