A while back, AT&T Yahoo stopped their photo storage and went to Flickr. Anyone that paid for their AT&T Yahoo account would get Flickr for free! I had used the Yahoo one, but several of my friends used Flickr and I used it some. So when they made that offer, I was all over it! I was impressed.
Then today, I bought a new camera, and uploaded several of my photos to Flickr, and I see this message:
Due to changes in your AT&T Internet Service, your Flickr Pro account will expire on 1st February, 2009.I wondered what was up with that, so they had a link asking why my Pro Account is expiring, so I clicked it:
Now, I can upgrade my Flickr account to Pro for $24.95, but still, AT&T is the one that offered it for Free to begin with. They didn't need to do that to begin with, now that I'm used to using Flickr, I either have to switch to something else, pay for the pro account, or go back to their free account.
AT&T and Verizon Internet Services have reworked their broadband packages and will no longer be offering Flickr pro to subscribers after January 31, 2009.