Newstext operates very simply - you buy credits which you use to download
articles. Credits are $1.75 (Australian dollars) each. The minimum
purchase is 10 credits. You can buy as many credits as you like.
Credits are valid for one year from the date of purchase. Credits cannot
Searching the database is free for registered users, but each download is
chargeable. A download is defined as retrieving an article onto your
computer. As all material on Newstext is copyright, usage of articles is
governed by Newstext's terms and conditions, to which you must agree
Most articles in the Newstext database cost 1 credit each to download. The
notable exceptions are articles from the London newspapers (The Times, The
Sunday Times, The Sun, News of the World) which cost 2 credits each to
A button warning of the credits that will be deducted from your account
appears on your screen before the download process can begin. You have to
click acceptance for the download to proceed.
Newstext also contains links to our photo services Newsphotos and Newspix - details here.
purchase for Newstext is 10 credits which costs AUD$17.50 (inc GST). This
translates to AUD$1.75 per credit. All small-use purchases are done online
using our secure credit card transaction facility. This gives you
immediate access to Newstext once the transaction has been validated. All
credits are valid for 1 year (365 days) from the date of purchase, with
the exception of schools packages, and are unaffected by any subsequent
price changes. Any unused credits will expire after 1 year.
You can top-up your account by purchasing more credits
at any time. Top-up credits will be charged at the rate applicable at the
time of top-up.
Newstext offers a special package for calendar year - the school can get
1,500 credits for $675 or 350 credits for $265 inc. GST. Credits
are valid from 1 January to 31 December, and do not carry over.
For more details on how to subscribe to this valuable schools package,
please contact Newstext on 02 9288 8161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Master Account with Sub-Accounts:
Our Master Account with Sub-Accounts service is perfect for families,
businesses, schools, libraries - in fact, for anyone who wishes to provide
others with access to Newstext but wants to control that access.
for more details.