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MoviePass brings the $10 unlimited plan back with new twists, restrictions – CNET

MoviePass MoviePass has brought back the $9.95 unlimited movie plan with new restrictions and a different way to pay. The movie theater subscription service relaunched the unlimited plan with restrictions on movie and theater choice based on “excessive individual usage.” The plan was first reported by Business Insider’s sources and a staging URL Monday, but it’s since…

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MoviePass has brought back the $9.95 unlimited movie plan with new restrictions and a different way to pay.
The movie theater subscription service relaunched the unlimited plan with restrictions on movie and theater choice based on “excessive individual usage.” The plan was first reported by Business Insider’s sources and a staging URL Monday, but it’s since gone live Tuesday.
MoviePass’ ability to restrict what films and theaters subscribers can choose from has been well-documented, most notably last summer when subscribers were unable to see Mission: Impossible – Fallout. MoviePass eventually transitioned customers on its $9.95 per month unlimited plan to a three-movie-per-month plan, which uses a schedule to determine eligible movies.
The plan also ditches using credit or debt cards in favor of annual billing by ACH/eCheck, meaning customers would pay for a year of the service upfront using their bank information. Though such a move likely cuts down on processing fees for MoviePass, the service has been known to change its terms rapidly. The plan is currently listed to be available for a limited time, alongside a monthly plan with similar restrictions for $14.95 a month.
These two plans, which are labeled as “uncapped,” appear to have replaced MoviePass’ three previous plans for now: the previously mentioned $9.95 plan for three movies with limited availability that’s now named “Select,” an “All Access” plan starting at $14.95 ($17.95 or $19.95 in some regions) that allows for picking any three 2D movies in a month and a “Red Carpet” plan for $19.95 a month ($21.95 or $24.95 in certain regions) that allows for one Imax or RealD 3D film.

If you plan to see a movie using the unlimited service, you have to reserve your ticket “no more than three hours prior to the selected showtime.” MoviePass can also suspend or cancel your subscription if you fail to show up for movie after reserving a ticket more than once in a 30-day period, or don’t watch a movie “in its entirety.”
MoviePass didn’t respond to a request for comment.
— Sean Keane contributed to this report. 
Originally published March 18, 9:41 a.m. PT.Update, March 20, 7 a.m. PT: Adds more detail on the restrictions.

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Acer Predator Helios 300, Predator Triton 300 Refreshed With 10th Gen Intel Processors in India

Acer Predator Helios 300 and Acer Predator Triton 300 gaming laptop models have been refreshed with a range of 10th Gen Intel Core processors in India. The laptop models can be equipped with up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q graphic cards and up to 240Hz refresh rate displays. Acer has made some improvements in…

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Acer Predator Helios 300, Predator Triton 300 Refreshed With 10th Gen Intel Processors in India

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Realme 7, Realme C11 to Go on Sale in India Today via Flipkart, Realme.com: Price, Specifications

Realme C11 and Realme 7 will go on sale today at 2pm and 12pm (noon), respectively. Both the phones will be available for purchase via Flipkart and Realme.com. Realme C11 boasts of features such as a large 5,000mAh battery and waterdrop-style display notch, while key features of Realme 7 include a quad rear camera setup…

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Realme 7, Realme C11 to Go on Sale in India Today via Flipkart, Realme.com: Price, Specifications

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Amazon warns PS5 preorder customers their consoles might ship late – CNET

Sony’s PlayStation 5 (left) and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. Screenshot by Sarah Tew/CNET Citing high demand, Amazon is emailing customers who preordered the PlayStation 5 to warn them that their console might not arrive on release day, Nov. 12.”Hello,” Amazon’s message to preorder customers reads, “We’re contacting you about your order of PlayStation 5 console…

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Citing high demand, Amazon is emailing customers who preordered the PlayStation 5 to warn them that their console might not arrive on release day, Nov. 12.”Hello,” Amazon’s message to preorder customers reads, “We’re contacting you about your order of PlayStation 5 console to let you know in advance that you may not receive this item on the day it is released due to high demand. We’ll make every effort to get the item to you as soon as possible once released.”

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Demand for the next-gen gaming console has been sky-high, with the preorder process sending shoppers scrambling between retailers to try and make the purchase whenever consoles come in stock.Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for additional comment.

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