Below are some frequently asked questions that will help you learn more about The Guardian and SaltWire.com’s digital memberships. If your question is not answered here, please contact our Customer Care department by phoning 902-629-6000; Option #3.
CURRENT GUARDIAN MEMBERS
SALTWIRE NETWORK AND SALTWIRE.COM
SALTWIRE NEWS APP
REGISTRATION AND TROUBLE SHOOTING
Q. Why does The Guardian have a metered website?
The Guardian website has a metered membership model on it meaning you need to have a membership to access our content on an unlimited basis. We’re by no means alone in this practice. Our peers, like The New York Times, Washington Post and Globe and Mail all ensure they can produce top-quality journalism by offering membership-based products.
Q: Why are my articles counted in some areas and not counted in others?
Our metered membership model offers two kinds of content: free content and premium content.
Free content is available to both members and non-members to enjoy at any time across our website as well as SaltWire.com, and is not counted towards your premium content allotment. Our members enjoy unlimited access to our premium content, while non-members can still engage with our in-depth journalism, just with limited access. We do this for a few reasons: to allow all readers to access the stories that are important to them, and to provide our valued members with unlimited access to content.
By purchasing a SaltWire Network Unlimited Digital Access membership, you allow us to invest even more deeply in our journalism, re-inventing, re-invigorating and re-thinking the kind of content you want and need in order to be engaged and informed citizens.
Q: How can I tell the difference between a free and premium article?
Premium articles are marked on our website with the following symbol (shown below). Free articles will not have this symbol on them. You can find this symbol on the homepage, section pages, within our trending stories widgets as well as underneath the headline on an article page:
Q: Do you offer any free content to readers?
Yes. We will continue to offer stories that are available to all readers across the many sections available online. Content denoted with our premium symbol (shown below) will be available to our non-members on a limited basis for you to enjoy:
Q: Does free mean the content is less valuable?
No! Content that is not marked premium is not indicative of quality. Instead, the content that is not metered is free because it’s a matter of public safety, or a widely available news story. We understand our audience consumes many different types of news, so we will not count content that is widely available or a matter of public safety toward your premium content allotment.
Q: What is a digital membership and why would I want it?
A SaltWire Network Unlimited Digital Access membership provides unlimited access to all of The Guardian and SaltWire.com's premium content on desktop and mobile device browsers including access to our daily e-edition kiosk, including digital replicas of The Chronicle Herald, Cape Breton Post, The Guardian and The Telegram. This model allows The Guardian to deliver even more premium, local journalism across multiple devices. Islanders have placed their trust in us to help inform, inspire, engage and entertain every day. As a member, you’re joining a community of people who believe that local journalism is an important part of a healthy, thriving community and democracy.
SaltWire Network Unlimited Digital Access memberships include:
- Unlimited access to premium and exclusive content on theguardian.pe.ca as well as saltwire.com - for up to 2 accounts
- New e-edition platform access to all SaltWire Network publications including archive, offline reading, translation in 12 languages, adjustable text size and audio listening (English only)
- Access to free and member-only newsletters
- Ability to participate in and view commenting on select stories on saltwire.com
Q: What digital membership options are available and what do they cost?
Are you already a print member? As a valued member your digital access is already included in your current membership. Print members will continue to have 24-7 access to all our digital products including theguardian.pe.ca, saltwire.com, e-edition platform and newsletters. To activate your current member account online visit us here.
If you’re not yet a member, but regularly consume our content, we offer digital memberships – visit theguardian.pe.ca/subscribe to view our current offers. We’d love to have you join our community in a more official way.
Q: What is the e-edition platform?
Our e-edition platform gives you access to the digital replica of The Guardian print edition as well as all other SaltWire Network publications on one website, and in one app. With a membership you can enjoy your e-editions in the following ways:
- Bookmark our new site, located at saltwire.pressreader.com
- Download the iOS app here
- Download the Android app here
If you need help using the platform, check out our Help Centre.
Q: Does my digital membership include access to a mobile app through my mobile device?
CURRENT GUARDIAN MEMBERS
Q: I am already a print subscriber. How do I activate my digital membership?
As a valued print subscriber you receive unlimited access to our digital products at no additional cost – whether it’s a 6-day or a Saturday only print subscription, you have 24/7 access to our online content. To activate your current member account online, click here. For additional help, or if you’d like to upgrade your membership, please contact our Customer Care department by phoning 902-629-6000; Option #3.
Q: I've activated my digital access. Why do I need to sign in?
You’ll need to verify your account during your first visit as a digital member and approximately every 30 days after, or if you clear your computer's cookie settings. The reason you have to sign in is to protect the value of your membership through validation. You can sign in using the log in button in the top right-hand corner of the website:
Q: How do I sign up for unlimited access to The Guardian’s digital content?
Not yet a member? For those who rely on our site as their daily source for trusted news and information, we offer SaltWire Network Unlimited Digital Access memberships allowing convenient access across multiple devices including desktop and other mobile device browsers. Visit theguardian.pe.ca/subscribe to purchase a SaltWire Network Unlimited Digital Access membership.
Q: Do I have to get the newspaper if I sign up for a SaltWire Network Unlimited digital membership?
No, we offer unlimited digital-only access for those who do not wish to receive the print newspaper or are outside of our delivery area. We do however offer print and digital access bundles to those in our delivery area. Visit theguardian.pe.ca/subscribe or contact our Customer Care department for more information by phoning 902-629-6000; Option #3.
Q: How is a digital membership billed?
You can choose to prepay your membership for a selected term, or get set-up for pre-authorized monthly recurring payments from your bank account or credit card. You can cancel your membership at any time. To review your payment options with a Customer Care Representative, please phone 902-629-6000; Option #3.
SALTWIRE NETWORK AND SALTWIRE.COM
Q: What is the SaltWire Network?
The SaltWire Network is the home for hundreds of journalists and 5 media titles across the East Coast, including The Guardian, Journal Pioneer, Cape Breton Post, The Chronicle Herald and The Telegram.
Q: What publications are included in the SaltWire Network?
The Guardian, Journal Pioneer, The Cape Breton Post, The Chronicle Herald and The Telegram.
Q: What is SaltWire.com?
SaltWire.com is the next evolution of our deeply-rooted company. It is the new home for the news, opinions and stories shaping our communities and Canada's East Coast. It’s where all of the content from across our Network can be found on one simple, easy-to-navigate website. You can navigate that content by location preference, choosing your location to see local content from your area, or by exploring what's trending in the Atlantic region, Canada and around the world.
For example, if you live in Charlottetown but are from Sydney, SaltWire.com allows you to seamlessly toggle between locations to see hyper-local content from each community. Alternatively, you can also take a regional approach and get a collection of the top stories or in-depth features from across Atlantic Canada.
Ultimately, SaltWire.com is about connecting more people to the local stories that matter to them.
Q: As a member of one of your publications, do I have access to SaltWire.com?
Yes! As a member of one of our publications you also receive unlimited access to SaltWire.com and all of the SaltWire Network’s publication websites. You can use the same credentials you would use to log into your existing publication website to log into SaltWire.com or any other SaltWire publication website.
Q: Do you offer digital memberships to SaltWire.com?
Yes! Click here to see our current membership offers for SaltWire.com.
Q: Why did you create another website/news source?
SaltWire.com is about adding value to your membership. We know lots of members are interested in content from across Atlantic Canada and routinely visit multiple sites every day. We wanted to make it easier for those who want more content to get it. With SaltWire.com, you can get content from the Burin Peninsula to the Annapolis Valley and Charlottetown all in one convenient location, but you also get access to thought-provoking writers from across Atlantic Canada that you might not otherwise discover.
Q: How is SaltWire.com different from your other publication sites?
Premium content from all sites. Rather than jump from site-to-site to get your news, you can now find all of your local, regional, national and international news in one place.
A location-based feature that identifies where you are and serves local content that aligns with that. It allows you to switch your view between local regions or dig into Atlantic-wide content for more regional coverage. This feature works for all sections including weather, obituaries and opinions.
A new member-only commenting feature allows you to participate in the conversation in a more meaningful way. Comments are enabled on all stories for logged in members only. This feature will enable members to go deeper on an issue, identify new or unique perspectives, or pose a question for future coverage.
Single sign-on. Rather than go from site-to-site, SaltWire.com has a single sign-on, which means your login information for The Guardian, Journal Pioneer or Cape Breton Post will work for SaltWire.com.
This means that your membership gets you more content than ever; if you have a subscription to a SaltWire publication today you now have access to exclusive content available on SaltWire.com. We hope that you will check it out, give us your feedback and tune in for the next version in 2020!
Q: Will SaltWire.com have its own content or only content from the Network?
There will be some SaltWire.com-only content, which you will have access to if you have a membership with any of the SaltWire Network publications. For example, if you are a subscriber with The Guardian or The Chronicle Herald today, you will also now get access to all premium content available on SaltWire.com.
Q: How do I switch/toggle between locations to see content from other communities?
Use the location-picker in the top left-hand corner to identify your area. You will be served local-to-you content for all the topics you love including weather, obituaries and opinions. Switch your view to other communities or explore our regional content from across the East Coast.
SALTWIRE NEWS APP
Q: What is the SaltWire News App?
The SaltWire News app is the next evolution of our deeply-rooted company. It is the new home for the news, opinions and stories shaping our communities and Canada's East Coast. It’s where all of the content from across our Network can be found on one simple, easy-to navigate app. You can navigate that content by location preference, choosing your location to see local content from your area, or by exploring what's trending in your region, Canada and around the world.
Q: What devices are the SaltWire News App available on?
The SaltWire News app is available for both iOS and Android.
Q: How do I access the SaltWire News App?
Once you have downloaded from the app store (iTunes or Google Play) you can open the app and get started! To gain full access and the ability to read premium content, you will need to sign in with your existing digital account.
Q: Is the SaltWire News App free?
The SaltWire News App is free to download. In order to read all content (including stories marked premium), you will need to have a subscription to one of our publications. Only paying members can access premium content within the app. Stories not marked premium are able to be read by anyone.
Q: Does my digital membership include access to the SaltWire News App through my mobile device?
Q: How do I get a username and password for the SaltWire News App?
You need to be a member to create a username and password for online access to our websites and apps. Visit saltwire.com/subscribe to view our latest offers. Once you have subscribed, you can activate your digital account here, and use the user name and password you set to access all of our websites or apps.
For additional help, please contact our Customer Care department.
Q: How do I sign into my digital account?
Within the SaltWire News app you can sign in to your account in two ways:
- Tap on the icon containing three bars in the top left corner of the app then tap on the cog icon at the top of your screen. On the settings screen, tap on “Log In” and enter the same username and password you use to access our websites.
- Within a story you may receive the message below. Tap the “Log In” button and enter the same username and password you use to access our websites:
Q: Do I need to sign in every time I open the SaltWire News App?
No, you should not have to sign in to the app every time you open it. You should only be prompted to log in again if your account expires or if you delete/reinstall the app.
Q: Will the SaltWire News App use data from my cellular plan?
You have the option to restrict content loading to WiFi only within your device settings for cellular use. If you have cellular use for the app turned on, and are loading content in the app when you’re not on wifi, data usage from your cellular plan will be incurred.
Q: How do I know what content is free and what content is available to members only?
Premium content is marked with our premium icon:
All content that is marked with our premium icon is available to paying members only. Become a member today for full access. Content not containing this icon is free and available for all readers:
Q: How do I change my location within the SaltWire News App?
Within the app you can change your location by tapping on the icon containing three bars in the top left corner of the app, and then tapping the “Change” button at the top of the section menu:
Q: What does setting my location within the SaltWire News App do for me?
By setting or changing your location within the app you will be changing the content within your “Local” topic sections to be specific to the region you’ve selected. If you choose Cape Breton, the local content you receive in your news feed will be Cape Breton specific news. If you choose Prince Edward Island, the local content you receive in your news feed will be Prince Edward Island specific news. This allows you to tailor the news to the region that matters most to you.
Q: How do I change my home news feed timeline preferences?
You can set your news feed timeline preferences based on the types of content you want to see first when you open the app. You can set your preferences by tapping on the grid icon beside “My News” in the top right corner of the app, and toggling on/off the sections you wish to see in your news feed timeline:
Q: How do I customize my news feed to match my local print publication/website?
To match your local print publication or corresponding website, set your location to the region for your publication (ie. if you’re a Telegram reader, set your location to Newfoundland and Labrador, if you’re a Guardian reader, set your location to Prince Edward Island etc.)
With your location set to your local region, you can then tailor your home news feed timeline by selecting all “Local” sections within your “My News” preferences.
SETTING YOUR LOCATION:
SETTING YOUR NEWS FEED TIMELINE TO LOCAL SECTIONS ONLY:
REGISTRATION AND SIGN IN TROUBLESHOOTING
Q: How long will it take to link my print subscription account to gain digital access?
You’ll have immediate, unlimited access to theguardian.pe.ca and saltwire.com after you activate your account. The activation process shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes. To activate your current member account online, click here.
Q: While linking my account, I received a message saying that the system cannot find my account, but all my information is correct. What should I do?
If you’re having trouble finding your account, click here and click on the “Find My Account Number” button. This will prompt you to enter the phone number tied to your subscription account, and once entered will send an email with your account number to the address on your account allowing you to complete your account activation.
If you are still having trouble, please contact Customer Care by phoning 902-629-6000; Option #3.
Q: Why do I have to activate my account? What will you do with my information?
Q: What happens if I forget my password?
If you forget your password, click here. You’ll be asked to enter the user name registered to your account. An email will be sent to the email address on your account with a temporary password to enter into our Subscriber Account Management system. Once you enter this, you can update your password inside the portal.
You may also change your password by going to My Account in the top navigation at theguardian.pe.ca. If you need help, please contact Customer Care by phoning 902-629-6000; Option #3.
Q: What happens if my sign-in doesn't work?
If your sign-in doesn't work, please contact Customer Care by phoning 902-629-6000; Option #3.
Q: Can more than one person in my house use my account?
Each household membership is permitted to have two accounts. To activate either of your member accounts online visit our Subscriber Account Management Page here. If you need assistance, contact Customer Care by phoning 902-629-6000; Option #3.
Q: Do I have to sign in every time?
You will need to verify your account during your first visit as a digital member and approximately every 30 days, or if you clear your computer's cookie settings. The reason you have to sign in is to protect the value of your membership through validation. You can sign in using the sign in button in the top right-hand corner of the website:
Q: How do I update my account information?
You now have the ability to update some of your account information on your time by accessing “My Account” in the top navigation at theguardian.pe.ca or saltwire.com when you’re logged into your account on our site.
You can also access your account information through our e-edition by clicking on “Manage Account”, or by visiting our Subscriber Account Management page. Within your account management, you have the ability to update your profile information, request a new password, purchase gift memberships, place delivery holds, provide feedback and more.