The Guardian Metering FAQ


The Guardian website has an access meter.  Print subscribers will have complete access to The Guardian across all platforms: paper, E-edition, and website.  Non-subscribers will be able to access up to six articles per month free of charge with the opportunity to subscribe online when the article limit is met.



Q. What is a website subscription?

A. Choosing an online subscription to provides you with unlimited access to the website from any computer or web enabled device.


Q. How do I start an online subscription to

A. Subscribing is quick and easy. Just follow the links on the website.


Q. I get home delivery of the newspaper. Do I get access?

A. Yes. Access to the website is free with your paid print and/or E-edition subscription.  You just need to follow the subscribe links to set up your username and password with Press+. You may use the same username and password you use to access your E-edition.


Q. What is Press+?

Press+ is your universal account for easily accessing paid online news on websites across the world.


Q. How does Press+ work?

You will encounter Press+ when you try to read an article or click a link on one of your favorite news sites. You’ll be asked to create an account – which takes a matter of seconds – to purchase access for a modest price. Set up your account once in a few easy steps and you're on your way.


Q. What if I don't want to subscribe - can I still read for free?

A. As a non-subscriber to you can access up to six free articles every 30 days on Once you have reached your limit of free articles, you have the option to select a online subscription which gives you unlimited access to our content anytime, anywhere - or come back the next month for another set of free articles. Some of our online content will not count toward your monthly limit. (i.e. contests, classifieds, InMemoriam, etc.)


Q. How are online subscriptions billed?

A. You can pay for your subscription using any major credit card. online subscriptions are billed every 30 days. Your subscription will be renewed automatically and you will be charged in advance of each billing cycle.


Q. Can I get access on my smartphone or tablet? What devices are supported?

A. Our website is mobile optimized and can be read easily from any web-enabled mobile device or smartphone.


Q. What is the cancellation and refund policy?

A. You can cancel your subscription to at any time. When you cancel, we will stop charging your account the following billing cycle. Each billing cycle is four weeks in length, so your unlimited access will continue for the remainder of the current four-week billing period. Afterward, your access will be limited to up to six free articles per month on


Q. Can I get a subscription to only? Or do I need a print subscription?

A. You can purchase a online subscription without being a subscriber to the print edition of the newspaper. Cost is $8.50 per month; plus tax.


Q. What is the difference between a subscription to and the E-edition of the newspaper?

A. An online subscription to provides you with unlimited access to stories, videos, photo galleries and more - news and features that are updated daily from Prince Edward Island, across Canada, and around the world - available from any web-enabled device. The E-edition of the newspaper is a page-by-page replica of the day's printed newspaper - including all stories, sections, photos and ads - in PDF form and provides the in-depth coverage and features found in our daily printed edition newspaper.


Q. What is an All Access Pass?

A.  Unlimited access to The Guardian across all platforms: paper, E-edition, and the website. ($210.00 per year; plus tax.)