Baltimore Sun digital subscription FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for a digital subscription?

You can go to


What is a digital subscription and why should I get one?

A digital subscription gives you unlimited access to all the content of baltimoresun.com with no restrictions or limits. The website features much of the content from the print edition of The Baltimore Sun as well as digital-only features including:


•Breaking news

•Story updates throughout the day


•Photo galleries


•Share tools – the ability to email and post a story to social media websites

What will a digital subscription cost?

A subscription to

costs about 35 cents a day -- the standard rate is $2.49 a week or $49.99 for 26 weeks. Baltimore Sun print subscribers receive a significant discount -- 75 cents a week or $29.99 a year. For a limited time, we’re offering an introductory rate of 99 cents for the first 4 weeks.

Will it make more sense to subscribe to the paper in order to get the digital discount?

For many people, it does. Purchasing a home delivery subscription to The Baltimore Sun gives you the best value. It gives you full digital access at a discounted price, in addition to the Baltimore area’s most complete news and information package, special sections, money-saving coupons and other retail advertisements, comics, the New York Times crossword and Parade magazine.

What if I don't want to subscribe — will I still be able to read baltimoresun.com for free? 


Visitors get 15 free page views every 30 days on baltimoresun.com.  Some content remains available with no limit, including:

•Home page

•Section fronts such as News, Sports, Entertainment

•Classified ads such as Jobs, Cars, Homes, Apartments

•Sun Rewards

•FindLocal, the events and venues database

•Sun Insider

•Sun Rewards

Upon reaching your reading limit, you'll be asked to subscribe.

How do I sign in to my account once I've subscribed?

You are automatically signed in as soon as you subscribe, there’s no need to do anything else to be signed in on that computer. However, if you subscribed at home and you later want to access your account from work, for instance, just go to

and click “Sign in” and then click “Sign In” again in the popup window.

Why wouldn't I just go to another local news site to get my news?

With more than 100,000 articles, photos, videos and blogs, baltimoresun.com has far more original reporting and news than any other local site. The Sun’s news staff is by far the largest in the area, resulting in coverage you can’t get anywhere else. If you want the whole story – and you want it first -- you need baltimoresun.com.

Will I still be able to access baltimoresun.com articles through Facebook, Twitter, search engines or my blog?

Yes. We encourage links from Facebook, Twitter, search engines, blogs and social media. When you visit baltimoresun.com through a link from one of these channels, that article (or blog post, etc.) counts toward your monthly limit of 15 free pages.

I get email newsletters from baltimoresun.com. Will they be impacted?

No. Your email newsletters deliver as usual and only if you click through to baltimoresun.com will the page limit begin to apply.

If I have a computer at home and a computer at my office, will I need to purchase two digital subscriptions?

No. You can log in using your digital account username and password from wherever you access the Internet.

I run an office. Can all of our employees use the same account?

If your office has fewer than 25 employees, each user should have his or her own digital subscription.  For 25+ employees, site-level pricing is available.  If you are interested in site-level licensing, please contact Tim Thomas (410-332-6377,

) or Judy Berman (410-332-6565,


If I already subscribe to the print version of The Baltimore Sun, will I receive a discount to my digital subscription?

Yes. Customers who already subscribe to The Baltimore Sun print edition receive a hefty discount to their online subscription -- 75 cents a week or $29.99 a year, a 70% discount.

Is there a discount if I pay in advance?

Yes. Digital-only subscribers receive a 22% discount from the $2.49/week rate when they subscribe for six months. Home delivery subscribers who sign up receive a 23% discount from the 75 cents/week rate when they purchase a year’s digital subscription.

Will eEdition subscribers receive the home delivery discount for a digital subscription?

Yes, subscribers who pay for a subscription to our eEdition qualify for the home delivery discount.

I have a subscription to The Baltimore Sun but not for all 7 days. Do I still receive the home delivery discount for a digital subscription?

Yes, you do. All home delivery subscribers qualify for the discount.

Can everyone in my household use the same account?

Yes, you can use the same account for all your family members.

Will you or your vendor provide an invoice for us to pay? Do you accept checks? Do you take PayPal?

No, all payments are via credit card.

Why do the articles on the website related to the digital subscriptions not allow readers to comment on the article?

We provide multiple ways that readers can use to communicate with us directly on the news, including an


, phone number (410-332-6807) and Twitter account,


Is ExploreHoward included?

No. All of the Explore sites -- ExploreHoward, ExploreBaltimoreCounty, ExploreHarford and ExploreCarroll -- are free for unlimited viewing at this time.

Is bthesite included?

No, bthesite is free for unlimited viewing at this time.

Are death notices or obituaries included in the meter?

Death notices, which appear on pages that specify the Legacy.com vendor, are free to view at all times for all users. Obituaries, which are articles written by The Baltimore Sun staff, are subject to the meter.

Is the popup "subscribe" window a secure URL?

Yes. If you right-click on the window and “view frame info” or “frame source,” you'll see it's an https URL.

How will digital subscriptions be billed?

We accept major credit cards. Subscriptions are billed every four weeks. Your subscription renews automatically, and you are charged in advance of each billing cycle unless you cancel. For more information on digital subscription accounts, please go to the Account Management FAQ below this general FAQ.

What will the cancellation and refund policy be?

You will be able to cancel your subscription at any time. When you cancel, we will stop charging your account the following billing cycle. Each billing cycle is four weeks, so your unlimited access will continue for the remainder of the current four-week period. Afterward, you will still be able to view 15 pages a month on baltimoresun.com at no charge, just like any other visitor.


What if I have a question or comment?


We have three ways readers can contact us about digital subscriptions — fill out the form at

, email us at

, call 410-332-6807 or follow

on Twitter.

To sign up for a digital subscription, visit

Account Management FAQ 

How do I access my digital subscription account

? To access your account, follow these steps:


Click “My Account” at


Log in with your email address and password

What do I do if I forgot my password?

To reset your password, follow these steps:


Go to


Click “Forgot password”


Enter your email address and click “Submit.” This will send you an email with a link to reset your password.


After clicking the link, you will be prompted to enter and reconfirm your new password.


Click “Submit” and your password will be updated

How do I modify my payment information?

To modify your payment information, follow these steps:


Click “My Account” at


On the “Account Summary” page, select “Modify Payment Information”


Confirm that the cardholder name and billing zip code of your credit/debit card are correct


Enter your card number and expiration date


Click “Submit” and your payment information will be updated

How do I change my password?

To change your password, follow these steps:


Click “My Account” at


On the “Account Summary” page, select “Account Settings”


Select “Edit” next to the password field


Enter your current password and a new password of your choosing


Click “Submit” and your password will be updated

What if I have further questions?

Go to

or contact Press Plus directly at

To sign up for a digital subscription, visit

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