1. What is the difference between accessing New York Times off the internet and the pass program?
The internet blocks access to some articles and gives you limited access to the NYTimes website. The pass gives you unlimited access to the newspapers current and archival database of articles.
2. Do I have to be on the network providing the access to activate a pass?
For NYTimes.com Group Passes, you must be connected to the network providing the Group Passes when activating your pass on the NYTimes.com Group Pass page. However, after activating your pass, you can enjoy your access from any network or location.
For NYTimes.com Digital Passes and Academic Passes, you do not need to be connected to a specific network. However, you do need to have a valid email address, provided by the organization that is supplying the passes.
3. Do I need a valid email address to activate a pass?
For NYTimes.com Digital Passes and Academic Passes, you need to have a valid email address, provided by the organization that is supplying the passes. The first time you attempt to claim a Digital Pass or an Academic Pass, you will be able to validate your email address.
For NYTimes.com Group Passes, you don't need a specific email address. However, you must be connected to the network providing the Group Passes when activating a pass on the NYTimes.com Group Pass page.
All NYTimes.com Pass users have unlimited access to the New York Times archived articles outside the 1923–1980 date range. Each day of their pass, users may access up to five free articles published between the years 1923 through 1980. NYTimes apps are not supported on all devices. Passes do not include The New York Times Crossword.
All Digital Access pass users do not have the ability to share their digital access. Additional restrictions may apply.