Freemium

A combination of the words "free" and "premium" used to describe a business model that offers both free and premium services. The freemium business model works by offering simple and basic services for free for the user to try and more advanced or additional features at a premium. This is a common practice with many software companies, who offer basic software free to try but with limited capabilities.

The freemium business model is popular for companies just starting out as they try to lure users to their software or service. An example of a freemium business model is Skype, a company that allows you to make calls over the Internet. Their basic service is free, but for more advanced services you have to pay a premium.


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  • Freemium — is a business model which works by offering basic services for free, while charging a premium for advanced or special features. The word freemium is a portmanteau created by combining the two aspects of the business model: free and premium .… …   Wikipedia

  • Freemium — ist ein Geschäftsmodell, bei dem Basisdienste gratis angeboten werden und für weitere Dienste ein Preis verlangt wird. Freemium ist ein Kunstwort, bestehend aus free (gratis) und premium. Viele Internetfirmen benutzen Freemium als Geschäftsmodell …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • freemium — UK US /ˈfriːmiəm/ noun [C] MARKETING ► a way of encouraging sales by offering basic goods or services for free while charging for more advanced products and services: »We are experiencing an explosion of games based on the freemium model whereby… …   Financial and business terms

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  • Freemium — Le freemium est un modèle économique associant une offre gratuite, en libre accès, et une offre « Premium », haut de gamme, en accès payant. Ce modèle s applique par sa nature aux produits et services à faibles coûts variables ou… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • freemium — adj. Relating to a business model that offers basic services free, but charges a premium for advanced or special features. Example Citations: Rather than bragging about how insanely great its VoIP products are, Skype makes its users insanely… …   New words

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  • freemium — adjective Offering basic services for free while charging a premium for advanced or special features. When framing a business model within the consumer Internet space, we may hear about advertising supported, freemium, subscription, or a hybrid… …   Wiktionary

  • freemium — UK [ˈfriːˌmɪəm] / US noun [uncountable] business a method of selling in which the basic product is free, but customers pay for extra features Many online games use the freemium business model …   English dictionary

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