Originally Posted by The_Cyb0rg
No it's not. The article is correct. The new subscription fees are only for mobile devices (read: Android/iOS) and other gadgets. Going to Last.fm in your browser as well as Windows Phone 7 users and Xbox Live users can all use Last.fm as they have been, free of charge.
With that said, it's a bummer for sure. I got the free 3-month subscription too, but I don't use it religiously on my phone -- just here or there. Certainly not enough to justify paying for it. What I'm more interested in is scrobbling what I've listend to so it can match up my collection better for when I listen to Last.fm on my computer.
Er, no. If you subscribe you get subscriber status on the website as well as the ability to use the radio in the iOS and Android apps. Without subscriber status all the app does is scrobble your tracks. The reason Windows 7 and XBL are as yet unaffected is because Microsoft is subsidising the cost.