HP Instant Ink Free Printing Plan - 15 Pages per Month
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HP Instant Ink Free Printing Plan - 15 Pages per Month

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Found 23rd Apr
I recently finished the ink on my HP Envy 4520 and after looking around the site to re-enroll in their Instant Ink program I saw a free option which was not there before.

Not sure who this will benefit since not all printers are eligible but I don't print 15 pages a month so it looks great to me.

T&Cs can be found in section 17 here: static.cdn.responsys.net/i5/…pdf
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I'm a little confused how this works. Do they send you cartridges?

Someone explain like I'm 5.
If you're already on an instant ink plan, I don't think you can downgrade to it (at least I couldn't)
And although the t&C's seem to state you cannot get it once you've already started an instant ink plan, if you cancel your plan, wait for it to expire and then re-enroll your printer, you should get the option (at least I did)
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Cool I'll check mine as paying for 50 pages and barely print 1 ..
Got this free with my printer. Barely used 20 prints in just over a year.
If you're already on an instant ink plan, I don't think you can downgrade to it (at least I couldn't)
And although the t&C's seem to state you cannot get it once you've already started an instant ink plan, if you cancel your plan, wait for it to expire and then re-enroll your printer, you should get the option (at least I did)
Jonny491120 m ago

If you're already on an instant ink plan, I don't think you can downgrade …If you're already on an instant ink plan, I don't think you can downgrade to it (at least I couldn't)And although the t&C's seem to state you cannot get it once you've already started an instant ink plan, if you cancel your plan, wait for it to expire and then re-enroll your printer, you should get the option (at least I did)


Thanks,
Think I’ll try that.I have been paying for the 50 sheets a month but don’t even print 10.
So think I’ll cancel, then try to enroll again on the free option.
i will try it too.
Thanks op, looks good to me. Heat.
I'm a little confused how this works. Do they send you cartridges?

Someone explain like I'm 5.
M0nk3h18 m ago

I'm a little confused how this works. Do they send you cartridges?Someone …I'm a little confused how this works. Do they send you cartridges?Someone explain like I'm 5.


No need you have it already... they send the cartridges and a recycling bag for the old one which is pre addressed, job done

they check the levels of the cartridges and when it’s low they’ll send one out to you asap it’s a good system

to add to the balance I’m paying for 300 pages atm but am using only 50 or so, but it’s worth it if I have a need to print big amounts of work off
Excellent find...
They send the paper too ?
Thanks for the post.
Cheers op
Good deal
I went to cancel but it told me my cartridges would stop working after the current billing period ended? The free option sounds a good deal but not if you have to buy new cartridges to take advantage of it.
By the looks of it, they print adverts out every 5 pages to offset the cost
Vetty19731 h, 9 m ago

I went to cancel but it told me my cartridges would stop working after the …I went to cancel but it told me my cartridges would stop working after the current billing period ended? The free option sounds a good deal but not if you have to buy new cartridges to take advantage of it.


They are subscription cartridges, so yes, they stop working when you cancel your subscription, but will start working again when you re-subscribe... if they didn’t, everybody would sign up, get the cartridges and then cancel the subscription.
Jonny49119 h, 33 m ago

If you're already on an instant ink plan, I don't think you can downgrade …If you're already on an instant ink plan, I don't think you can downgrade to it (at least I couldn't)And although the t&C's seem to state you cannot get it once you've already started an instant ink plan, if you cancel your plan, wait for it to expire and then re-enroll your printer, you should get the option (at least I did)


Cancel current subscription then make new subscription for free 15 pages plan. Worked for me.

The instructions not clear on the site (being free might be the reason). Just like you, I was on the 300 page initial promo offer. I cancelled that plan and the printer stopped working. After bit of hassle, made new subscription for 15 free pages plan. After this old cartridge started working, to my surprise received another full cartridge.

Once on paid plan, not allowed to downgrade to free plan.

Good Luck.
Can't you just unplug the printer from the Internet?
When this was posted last time I tried to do it via the website but could not find anything.

If you go onto chat they can put you onto the free plan. I did this and because the agent saw that I barely used it I also got a refund of previous 3 months which was unexpected.
Vetty19732 h, 7 m ago

I went to cancel but it told me my cartridges would stop working after the …I went to cancel but it told me my cartridges would stop working after the current billing period ended? The free option sounds a good deal but not if you have to buy new cartridges to take advantage of it.



Or if you have plenty of ink left block the printer's internet access from your router and print the ink cartridge dry make sure you un-enrol your printer before you do that!
I had this option and it did state"only available during setup". This was last year they might have rolled it out overall. Nevertheless it's great because I hardly print 10 pages in a month so it's all free for me.
I have had this for more than 6 months and didn't post it here coz I thought everyone can get this option. But good job OP, heat from me nonetheless.

Also, all those having any problems with activating the plan, just do a chat with the HP support via. the instant ink portal and they will enable it for you. Also, if you ask for rollover pages after a month or so, they will tell you that since you are on a free plan there are no rollover pages, but they will give you 15 pages extra credit for a month as a gesture of goodwill. I suggest doing this in the month you have more printing to be done.... :P

Enjoy free printing!!!!!
Purchased my printer a little while ago, ended up with 13 free months and then someone used my referral code as well, so 14 months of 300 pages per month for free right now. Will switch to lower once it ends though.
looks great, if you don't use your free 15 pages a month do they roll over?
What happens if in 1 month you print over the 15 pages?
5426angela4 h, 5 m ago

What happens if in 1 month you print over the 15 pages?


On the free plan you get charged £1 for each additional block of 10 sheets. I had a 9 month trial at 300p per month, and then dropped to 50 for £1.99/mth. Up to 50 unused pages roll to the next month, and anything over that is £1 for an additional block of 15 pages. Seemed a very fair price to me.

Next tier up is £3.49/mth for 100 pages with £1 for every additional block of 20.

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Edited by: "ghostm4n" 24th Apr
rogerhoare32 m ago

looks great, if you don't use your free 15 pages a month do they roll over?


No they do not. Rollover of unused pages is only on the paid plans.
How does HP Instant Ink work?

When you sign up for an HP Instant Ink plan, you pay a monthly fee to print a defined number of pages per month. The plans are based on the number of pages that you print, not on how many ink cartridges are used in a month, you can roll over up to the number of pages per month in your plan. If you print more pages, there is an additional charge but you are still paying the same price per page as your base plan or a slightly higher cost depending on the plan you are on. A printed page counts the same whether it’s black and white, a colour document, or a photo. There are four plans:

FREE
Pages per month 15
Rollover pages per month - Rollover not applicable
Additional pages per month - Each additional set of 10 pages for just £1.00

£1.99
Pages per month 50
Rollover pages per month - Up to 50
Additional pages per month - Each additional set of 15 pages for just £1.00

£3.49
Pages per month 100
Rollover pages per month - Up to 100
Additional pages per month - Each additional set of 20 pages for just £1.00

£7.99
Pages per month 300
Rollover pages per month - Up to 300
Additional pages per month - Each additional set of 25 pages for just £1.00

VAT included

There is no annual fee or penalty fees and you can cancel or change plans online any time.4 As part of the service, HP will send you HP Instant Ink replacement cartridges and pre-paid recycling envelopes, before you run out of ink, at no additional cost.2 Your billing month starts when you insert your first HP Instant Ink cartridge in your enrolled printer.

Your printer tells us when you’re low on ink, so we will know when to send you more. You will always have ink when you need it.2 HP Instant Ink cartridges can only be used in the printer that you have enrolled. Used HP Instant Ink cartridges must be returned in the pre-paid recycling envelopes provided by HP. Returned cartridges will be recycled by HP Planet Partners.
Edited by: "ghostm4n" 24th Apr
nipstyler5 h, 50 m ago

Can't you just unplug the printer from the Internet?



No, I believe it needs an internet connection to confirm your allowance balance before it will print, unless you have come off of the instant ink plan.
Edited by: "ghostm4n" 24th Apr
I think this can be a frustrating system. Initially it sounds good. £1.99 per month which equates to 50 pages a month. If you don't print your months allocation, they still take the £1.99. I bought my printer in Nov. 2016, and have paid £1.99 every month and still on the ORIGINAL cartridges. I rarely print, even when I do, the soddin printer font is too large so consequently what should be contained on an A4 sheet, takes up far more. Despite almost a year of trying to reduce the font size, it seems impossible. Google searches show I am not alone with this.
One last thing, by subscribing to the monthly set-up, if you were to die tomorrow, they would continue taking your money because it is highly unlikely you will have informed anyone.
I got 9 months free printing then will move onto the free plan. I rarely print anything but at the moment I am printing a lot while it is free.
kingfisher3 h, 9 m ago

I think this can be a frustrating system. Initially it sounds good. £1.99 …I think this can be a frustrating system. Initially it sounds good. £1.99 per month which equates to 50 pages a month. If you don't print your months allocation, they still take the £1.99. I bought my printer in Nov. 2016, and have paid £1.99 every month and still on the ORIGINAL cartridges. I rarely print, even when I do, the soddin printer font is too large so consequently what should be contained on an A4 sheet, takes up far more. Despite almost a year of trying to reduce the font size, it seems impossible. Google searches show I am not alone with this.One last thing, by subscribing to the monthly set-up, if you were to die tomorrow, they would continue taking your money because it is highly unlikely you will have informed anyone.


The cartridges are larger than normal ones, so no surprise there.
Yes they will charge whether you use it or not, same as Broadband, TV, unmetered water bills, car tax and a whole host of other services. If you want true pay as you go, just join the free plan.
If you die, your bank account will be closed.
anyone know of plans that cater to higher printing demands? i took 3 months £7.99 fr 300 pages but have been using in excess of 500 pages due to a project i am working on.its not working out cheap
Thanks for posting this. Like others, been on the £1.99 plan for a while. Rarely print any more since graduating last summer. Only really use it for printing things like event tickets and insurance docs now. Free subscription will be ideal for me.
On the £1.99 a month plan works out well always print around 30-40 pages every month with my sons homework which now gets emailed home....
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ghostm4n56 m ago

Yes they will charge whether you use it or not, same as Broadband, TV, …Yes they will charge whether you use it or not, same as Broadband, TV, unmetered water bills, car tax and a whole host of other services.


Other than water, those are primarily non-physical services. It makes sense that they charge on a regular, ongoing basis whether or not they are utilised.

Ink cartridges are a fundamentally basic, physical product, like a carton of eggs or a pair of shoes. It's not a logical candidate for hardware-monitored, monthly subscription services.

It makes as much sense as a TV sold with a remote that runs only on manfacturer-approved AAA batteries, charging you for new ones whether or not you need replacements, as part of the plan you were forced to select at purchase based on the number of hours you estimate you watch each month.

It's a solution to HP's problem, not the customer's. The fact that the non-subscription cartidge marketplace is competitive, and that it's not possible to pay for ink you don't use, and that your printer can't be remotely deactivated, protect the consumer.

HP are aware of the Instant Ink offer-swapping, which currently makes it possible to get an excellent deal while they promote the service. It keeps positive reviews up and complaints down as savvy customers exploit it for themselves, and good for them. I might do the same. But in principle as a business model, it's manipulative, disingenuous and generally sucks balls.

Technically hot and voted as such.
deleted41233724th Apr

Other than water, those are primarily non-physical services. It makes …Other than water, those are primarily non-physical services. It makes sense that they charge on a regular, ongoing basis whether or not they are utilised.Ink cartridges are a fundamentally basic, physical product, like a carton of eggs or a pair of shoes. It's not a logical candidate for hardware-monitored, monthly subscription services. It makes as much sense as a TV sold with a remote that runs only on manfacturer-approved AAA batteries, charging you for new ones whether or not you need replacements, as part of the plan you were forced to select at purchase based on the number of hours you estimate you watch each month.It's a solution to HP's problem, not the customer's. The fact that the non-subscription cartidge marketplace is competitive, and that it's not possible to pay for ink you don't use, and that your printer can't be remotely deactivated, protect the consumer.HP are aware of the Instant Ink offer-swapping, which currently makes it possible to get an excellent deal while they promote the service. It keeps positive reviews up and complaints down as savvy customers exploit it for themselves, and good for them. I might do the same. But in principle as a business model, it's manipulative, disingenuous and generally sucks balls.Technically hot and voted as such.



I could agree if they didn't offer the free plan with pay as you go on anything over the free pages, but they do!

I don't use much more than the free plan, and certainly nowhere near the limit on my 50 pages per month, but it would probably cost me more or less the same as I am currently spending now, if I were on the free plan, so to my mind as it is I spend the same and still have pages in the bank so to speak.

Horses for courses I guess, but when i was using my last couple of EPSONs, even with compatible cartridges, the cost wasn't much different over a year, and if you don't use the EPSONs regularly the ruddy print heads dry up, and because they are built into the printer, then it's a game and a half trying to get them clear again. With these it's not my issue, and the print head comes with the cartridge anyway.

When you need to print, it's often an immediate need, eg tickets, vouchers, homework etc, and I've had to drive out to a printers before to get stuff done [ or into work :-) ] so for a couple of quid a month, for me that's an easy spend for a bit of peace of mind.
jco8313 h, 45 m ago

They send the paper too ?


Yes, along with printer and a computer.
The free printing plan allows you to print 15 pages per month at no cost (paper and internet connection not included) for the life of your printer. Additional pages are excluded and will be charged to customer credit/debit card at the end of the month at a rate of £1 per each additional set of 10 pages (customer to be charged £1 for each set even if customer doesn’t use entire set). HP reserves the right to modify or cancel the free printing plan anytime on 60 days notice. This offer cannot be redeemed for cash except as required by law. Additional information available in HP Instant Ink terms at HP Instant Ink Terms of Service.
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