Netflix Changes Back - No Qwickster After All

Posted Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 09:55 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Turns out a few million pissed off subscribers can make a pretty big impact!

"There comes a time for every man who becomes rich and deserts his friends, when he goes back to how it was. For me, that time is now." - Philip J. Fry

The folks over at Netflix have come under some heavy fire recently because of price changes and decisions that would only inconvenience their customer base. The splitting off of the DVD division into a separate company appears to have been the straw that broke the camel's back.

In response to the outcry across the internet, Netflix has completely pulled the plug on their planned change. There will be no new site, no need for two accounts and two subscriptions and no further inconvenience. They're still gonna jack those rates on you if you like discs and streaming though.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says that the price is going to stay stable, and that there's no chance they'll revert back to the old pricing scheme. "While the July price change was necessary, we are now done with price changes," he writes on the Netflix blog.

Source: Netflix

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