I think they are trying to get rid of free users as they cannot make profit from free users. They may just copy the act of another popular desktop remote access software to cancel the free version and only get paid version in the future.
The only thing you can do now is to find an alternative software and wait for the appeal. But you are most likely to get blocked soon after the unbolcked as something in your computer or your way of use trigger the commercial use detection again.
I agree, Many people have thus happen. Looks like they think they have decided only commercial users can use it. Does ASA cover web adverts...
Fill in the form and wait. Good luck!
If it takes them 6+ months to fix a problem with the commerciall use suspection people probaly switch to alternatives at that point
i also use alternatives still sad that teamviewer dosnt fix this problem it does not seem to be so hard to fix and also we use non comerccial users dont even know what triggers this.
Don't forget to fill out the review form once you have uninstalled Teamviewer. Maybe that helps them realize they are not the only supplier of remote support tools.
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Well the one with V you need to know the IP right? Plus you need to setup Port forwarding etc. The A one you can autoconnect using some 'id' through firewalls with little to no configuration beyond installing the client
i mainly use RMD for windows but i also have some linux computters and that is a bit more anoying soon i will just have a KVM and then i can fully ditch teamviewer
Why a KVM? well i have a cople of server non commercialy just for hobby and playing around with so yea a server is commercialy but that fully depends how you use it
After about 3 minute the connection remote drop
I try to connect my sister fram my home and after dropping a banner ask me the time is finished you need to buy a license
Could help me to resolve this issue ?
I just did. Log in, go to edit profile and select ''delete account'' further down.
Make sure you first uninstall from your PC in order to be able to place your comments on the ''why do you want to remove'' page.
Totally agree. I would have been more fair to be honest about it and announce a stop on free accounts. That would have allowed free users to have the time to install alternatives. Now they just block some people who are depending on it, for example to help out their elderly parents with PC problems....Shame on you Teamviewer!
I actually received another form per email to fill out and sign, scan and send back to them. Did anyone else experience that?
Still waiting for about 2 weeks now....
I have found alternatives, but teamviewer is still king.
A reason for teamviewer to keep their private tier alive is for one, that once you get used to using this privately, when you start new companies or get employed, you will probably buy their licens. I know I did the last 2 times I started companies years ago.
Now I just want to provide support to family members and manage my devices as usual, but no dice...
@da9el84 : yep, I did. I've submitted requests for all the TV ids I was connecting to (my computers, my mum's and my brothers). For one I received an email that it has been reset to free (but I don't know which one) and for another one I had to fill the form and never heard from them afterwards... But one day, without doing anything, lo and behold, it was working again!...
You have to be very careful with dealing with TeamViewer. This company uses some very nasty tactics.
I was using the free version of team viewer for private meetings and just before an important one I was told I had to upgrade to the paid version without warning (I am not a commercial user). The meeting was very important so I had no choice but to pay up.
I then saw that the correct amount was taken out of my account so I didn't bother opening the invoice. That was a big mistake, as in the fine print in the invoice it says that the next year they will automatically renew the license unless 28 days notice is given. They did not mention that in the e-mail. Also, when it came time to renew they did not give any warning about the renewal and their 28 days notice and so suddenly I found hundreds of dollars taken from my account for a product which I no longer use.
When I contacted support and explained that I no longer used TeamViewer their response was that the "invoice cannot be cancelled". That is an incredibly dishonest response. They don't have control over their own finances?
I have been completely cheated by this company - first to get me in and then with the renewal (which they increased the price on by $100 as well). I have been done for over $1,000 by Teamviewer. My only recourse is consumer affairs and social media. The good news is that I have plenty of time for that. I hope that no-one else gets **bleep** in the way that I have been.
I had signed up to use the personal version of teamviewer. Somehow, it is saying that I have a commercial version and the free trial has expired. Do I need to delete teamviewer from the affected computer and start over? I have no need for a commercial license.
where is the form to fill????
does not work i did thay about 2 months ago no response then after 1 months again still no response looking a bit at this treat you see that almost evry one who fills it out dosnt get to hear anything and are stuck for months with the problem untill they just use alternatives
You have to fill out a form and send it to teamviewer but for some reason they do not seem to care about personal users anymore by just not responding to them for months
I strongly advise you not to move to the paid version. These guys are not to be trusted with your money. I moved to a paid subscription 12 months ago when they did this to me even though I was a provate used. They snuck in a condition buried at the bottom of the invoice that it would be automatically renewedk unless I gave 28 days notice. I had stopped using the product but suddenly found an increased subscription fee taken out of my bank account a year later even though I had not given specific permission for this to occur. When I approached them about this, they basically told me to get lost. Even when I tried to get them to not renew for next year it was a big problem.
TeamViewer is like Hotel California - once you sign up you can never leave.
If you are just using it for meetings there are other free products. I moved to one a while ago and also had fewer connection problems with it.
It is intended to get you to move to the paid version. Don't do it. I did and then got tricked into renewing because of their onerous and concealled renewal practices. They took my money even though I was no longer using the product and refused to refund.
@Ant1 : it's not even that, but the price is adapted for a company, but not for a private user. I've said it before and I say it again: I have no problem paying to use TV even if it's for my personal use, as I've done for several other software which gave me a perpetual license for a fair price. I've become the advocate for these and I support them and recommend them every chance I've got.
I can get behind that. But the price they are asking for a license, just for private use, is ridiculous. Ask 10USD for a license for private use and set some limits (Max 20 different connection IDs per month or something like that).
I would pay that, and I am pretty sure a lot of other people would too...
Yep. It is very expensive for a private user. I was using it for a couple of times a week and it cost me nearly as much as my Microsoft Office subscription.
My view is that they are free to charge what they like and users are free to reject it. What upset me is the way that people are coreced into using it in the first place as they are given no warning that the private use version will no longer work and may not have time to find an alternative so just pay.
Then once you are in they don't tell you that they will keep taking money out of your account in the e-mail that you send - that is hidden at the bottom of the invoice which many people won't open and if they do they may not see. This strategy is obviously designed to extract money from unsuspecting customers for no service. and is deeply unethical. I hope you won't continue to support a company that behaves in this way.
As for me, I accept my money is gone and that there is little that I can do about getting it back. However, I am retired and have lots of time on my hands so I can take the time to warn others of their behaviour.
Where I come from, you could contact your bank and say you didn't authorize another payment and have them dispute the claim. I would do that if I were you and if it's possible where you are from :)
But if they charged USD10 for 20 connections per month and they wouldn't have been able to **bleep** me for about a hundred times that figure as I would have been within the limit
Yeah I know. But if they did that, the would have a happy customer, who would recommend their software to others as price/functionality is superior to all other alternatives.
Come on teamviewer, give the people what they want :D
Yeah. I am considering doing that but it is difficult because the bank account is in Australia and I am living in China (of course they charged me the Australian rate because it is twice as high as in China). It also seems clear that TeamViewer set this up as a deliberate strategy to extract money that they are not morally entitled to and have covered their bases legally in the fine print.
Actually, I think I will need to cancel my credit card and get a new one to stop them taking more money next year. I have already asked them to not renew five times and they still have not provided a clear e-mail saying they will not take money again next year.
Absolutely right. However, my experience implies the only thing that TeamViewer cares about is extracting money from people and they have no qualms about behaving unethically.
@Ant1 : one must not forget that after all TV is nothing but a company, not a benefactor, and they answer only to their shareholder who want money in return for their investment. And of course you would ask any company that would you want to behave unethically, 100% of them would reply, via their PR, "No, of course not!" And in reality, as your example showed, it was borderline ethic (to use an euphemism).
What I don't understand about your use case: you said you use TV for a meeting, but normally there are quite a few products out there that are not direct TV competitor which do just that: audio and video meeting, even with screen sharing. Why didn't you use one of that, most of them are free of charge, no nagging whatsoever.
The reason that I don't use another product was because I was originally using the free version of TeamViewer and then 10 minutes before a critical meeting when I tried to start TeamViewer it cut me off without notice saying I had to upgrade to the paid version to continue.
The meeting was really important and I didn't know of any other software so I just paid so I could attend the meeting. I am regretting that decision now.