Free Ways to Read The New York Times & What to do When Your Free Trial Ends

The entire print industry is suffering these days but the idea of charging to save the news industry still is not convincing many people. Still, there are some ways for the news lovers to access the NY Times for free.

If you’re a casual reader and not willing to pay $35 monthly than there are some ways to achieve your goal to access New York Times for free online:

Social Media Feeds:

The New York Times uses and encourages the use of social media, with more than 250 twitter accounts representing nearly every site, blog, and blogger. Probably a good time to do so now if you haven't registered for Twitter yet.  Clicking on their Twitter feed links takes you to the complete article, without harassing you. Yet, the official feeds of the New York Times won't only allow you to click on to get a full view of an article.  On Facebook, the same trick will work.

NytClean Bookmarklet:

The use of the NYTClean bookmarklet is another way to overcome the system. Although it will ask you to click on each news story but ultimately can accomplish your goal to read an NY Times for free. In order for you to continue, point the Euri.ca Blog to your tab and then click on the NYTClean button in the center of the page and add it to the toolbar of your bookmarks. Whenever you go to the NY Times website for money, just hit the NYTClean bookmark in your toolbar. Cash to continue reading. It works, magically, and you are sent to a free article version.

NY Times Paywall User Script:

If it sounds too complicated or time-consuming (it doesn't really matter if the bookmarklet process described above), or you just want to automatically access a free New York Times item every time you hit a stoppage to subscribe, a user script will be exactly what the medical practitioner has ordered.  Enable UserScripts.org's NY Times Paywall user script.  First, Firefox user needs to install Greasemonkey and then on the script pages click on "Install."  Chrome users only have to click' install' while Safari users can configure Graasekit for user scripts. The add-on Trixie should assist you in the management of user scripts for Internet Explorer.

Install Paywall Smasher Browser Extension:

There is an option in the chrome you can add Paywall smasher extension to get free NYTimes access. 

Proxy:

The New York Times scans your IP address to see how many times you view and read the posts.  Yeah, in various places you might read your articles using different computers, but that is definitely a hassle.  You just redirect the site requests using a proxy, instead of physically relocating.  A number of free proxy web sites, such as HideMyAss.com, are available that hide the IP to reveal you as if you are viewing a network from other sites.

Use Google To Access A Few Free Articles:

Although this method is limited to only a few free news stories but still a good option.

How to Cancel Your New York Times Subscription:

Cancel via Phone:

  • You may contact the NY Times customer service on their help center number.
  • You will have to reach the press via a regional telephone number if you are living outside the United States and are required to cancel a subscription. A list of international telephone numbers and operating times are available at https:/160.nytimes.com/content/help/contact/international-contact.html.
  • On your bill or at https:/account.nytimes.com/ you can find your account number. In order to confirm your identity, you will also need to provide your personal data, such as your home address, number or e-mail address. Any remaining balance must be paid at the moment of the cancellation, and your last bill will be available.
  • Choose the option to be used by the automated system for you. You will be linked with the automatic news network after dialing the 800 code. The system will ask you to state what subscription you have, "Home Deliveries" or "Digital Only." Specify clearly which type of subscription you have so that the system can properly route your call.
  • Confirm your identity by providing several pieces of information
  • Ask the operator to cancel your subscription.
  • Confirm the cancellation and other things.
  • Confirm the operator to provide you the billing status.
  • Request for a receipt via email.

Cancel via Chat

  • Login to your account.
  • Browse the menu under' My Client.' Upon logging into your digital account, in the left-hand corner of the page, click on "My account."
  • Click> purchase history and then cancel.
  • Begin a chat with the agent to cancel your subscription and request the receipt via email.

Auto-renewal cancelation and App removal:

  • Manually turn off the auto-renewal option.
  • Log-in to your account.
  • Uninstall and remove the app from your phone.
  • Confirm that your account has been canceled by logging in.

Above mentioned methods are the most reliable ways to unsubscribe from the New York Times. You'll want to have your 9-digit account and personal details when you speak to a representative. Clearly state that you want to cancel your subscription and pay your account for any outstanding balance. Don't forget to delete the app and to disable automatic subscription renewal!

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