LastPass introduces new pricing model that offers free option on smartphones

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Password management app LastPass is receiving an update to their subscription model which could result in users being able to use the service for free if they are willing to limit themselves to one type of device. If they decide they want to expand to include other devices, an upgrade option to premium is then available. LastPass says the move was prompted by a desire to make LastPass “accessible for all users, including mobile-only users who need help managing their passwords and apps.”

The new system works based on the device that you get started on. For example, if you set up a new account using your smartphone, then LastPass can sync across all smartphones that you may use. Similarly, users can get started with a tablet or from the desktop. Since most users probably only have a single smartphone, the ability to sync across similar devices may not be too helpful, but the new model does mean that a user could stay on the free tier if they limit their use to just their smartphone.

If a user decides they want the cross-device support that comes with Premium, they can either go and subscribe for $12 per year or activate a 14-day free trial.

If you want to give LastPass a try on your Android smartphone or tablet, use the Google Play Store link below.

Play Store Download Link

source: LastPass


About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.


  • Bora Bora

    This does not make sense!!!

    First you say, “users being able to use the service for free if they are willing to limit themselves to one type of device.”

    Then, you say, “but the new model does mean that a user could stay on the free tier if they limit their use to just their smartphone.”

    An explanation is needed for this contradiction!

  • JC

    I don’t know why people bother with services like these, if you’re going to go with the hassle of good passwords (I do), then just use a reliable application like keepass, which has ports to major platforms, and combine it with Google drive. I have no interest in paying someone to store my information and also advertise themselves as a vector for hacking. It makes no sense – go with a low profile, highly secure option.