RAD License Recharge Plan for RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder
Get on the plan that continually gets you every major upgrade in a year for less than the cost of a single upgrade!
The new RAD License Recharge Plan allows you to continually recharge your RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder license with every major release at an affordable License Recharge fee at each release. Rather than trying to decide which release to upgrade to each year, with the Recharge Plan you can now stay up-to-date with every release and all the latest new features, OS versions, and new device support all year long - all for less than the price of one single annual upgrade. With major upgrades being released more frequently, now averaging twice per year, it's the best and most affordable way to stay current as each new upgrade is released.
Here's how it works
You must be on the current product version, or you must renew your recharge, to qualify for the License Recharge Plan price when a new version is released. Once you begin the plan, you must renew your recharge within 3 months of each new release.
Do you currently have XE6? Recharge to XE7 by December 31, 2014. Purchase the XE7 Recharge that corresponds to your XE6 product/edition. If you are already subscribing to the Recharge Plan (you recharged into XE6 previously) select the Renewal option.
Using a version earlier than XE6? Move up to XE7 and you will be eligible to recharge to the next major version. Recharges must be completed before December 31, 2014.
Already have XE7? Congratulations. You are automatically enrolled and you will be eligible to recharge to the next major version when it is released.
Note: Academic products do not qualify for License Recharges or upgrade pricing.
If you qualify for a License Recharge you will receive an automatic recharge notification as each new release becomes available. Then simply purchase the License Recharge option instead of the upgrade. It's that simple.
By recharging each version you'll get every upgrade, even multiple upgrades per year, for less than the cost of a single standard priced upgrade. And, you get access to the same great bonus pack items as a regular upgrade.
No membership fee required. However, if you do not to recharge your current license to the new version within the eligibility period, you will be removed from the Recharge Plan and will have to upgrade later at the standard upgrade price. You can always join or re-join the License Recharge Plan by upgrading to the most current version.
How is the License Recharge Plan different than Support and Maintenance?
A: With Support and Maintenance, you are investing the maintenance subscription at the time that you purchase your new or upgrade license. With the Recharge Plan, there is no upfront cost. You only need to purchase each version as it is released. Recharge is a plan for purchasing software upgrades as they are released while Support and Maintenance is a pre-pay for the next year of upgrades and is bundled with support. Both plans are highly recommended and will save you money and keep you current.
When do I have to recharge my license by?
A: You can recharge your license up to 3 months after the release of new version. XE7 recharges must be purchased by December 31, 2014. If you do not recharge within the eligibility period, you will automatically be removed from the Recharge Plan and will have to pay the full upgrade price.
Which tools qualify for the License Recharge Plan?
A: The Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate and Architect editions of RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder.
How do I participate in the License Recharge Plan?
A: You can start to participate by purchasing a new or upgrade license today. When the next major release comes out, you have 3 months to purchase the recharge option instead of the upgrade. The only requirement to participate in the License Recharge Plan is to stay current by renewing your Recharge license as each new major version is released. If you elect not to continue recharging that's OK too but you will then need to pay the standard upgrade cost to get current again to rejoin the Recharge Plan.
When can I start recharging my licenses?
A: You can recharge your XE6 license to the corresponding XE7 version. Once you have your XE7 license, simply continue recharging it every time a new major version is released.
Are the Pro Mobile Add-on Packs and FireDAC add-ons rechargeable?
A: Yes, they are.
How much does each recharge cost?
A: The standard recharge price is more than 50% off the standard upgrade price. The price of each recharge will depends on how many major upgrades are released each year. Based on the current schedule of 2x major upgrades per year a recharge will be more than 50% off the standard upgrade price and can be more than 72% off the new license list price. The price for all recharges in a year, regardless of how many there are, is set so that the collective price for all recharges will be less than the price of a single annual upgrade.
Can I recharge and purchase Support and Maintenance at the same time?
A: No. Support and Maintenance is an optional add-on for new user and regular upgrade purchases. It is not available with recharge purchases.