Beyond that, $15 per four-week period gives you access to the
website and also its smartphone app, while $20 gives you access to
the website also its iPad app. But if you want to read the NYT on
both your smartphone and your iPad, you’ll need to buy both
digital subscriptions separately, and pay an eye-popping $35 every
four weeks. That’s $455 a year.
The message being sent here is weird: that access to the website
is worth nothing. Mathematically, if A+B=$15, A+C=$20, and
A+B+C=$35, then A=$0.
I just don’t get the pricing, and I find it hard to believe there are many people willing to pay $455/year for digital access to a newspaper, no matter how good the newspaper is.