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Angie's List removes paywall for reviews

Posted at 11:12 AM, Mar 03, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Angie's List is removing the paywall to its access its ratings and reviews, the company announced Thursday.

Currently, the Indianapolis-based company charges users a fee to be a member and read and write reviews for local businesses. 

"By removing the paywall for ratings and reviews, our new Profitable Growth Plan removes the barrier that has limited our growth and enables Angie's List to engage with more consumers and more service providers than ever before," Scott Durchslag, Angie's List President and Chief Executive Officer, said,

The paywall will drop sometime in the summer or fall of 2016.

The search, ratings and reviews will be available for free, while emergency service hotlines will be a premium, paid service.

There are three levels of membership for Angie's list currently available, ranging from $10 per year to $60 per year.

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