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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Q: How can I contact the Athens Banner-Herald?

Visit our circulation "Contact Us" link for more information.

Q: Why do I need to register my account?

By registering your account, you are creating a password only known by you to access our online subscription customer services. Then you can manage your subscription securely at your convenience.

Q: What customer services are available?

You can request the following services online:
  • Review activity on your account
  • Report a service issue
  • Suspend and restart delivery of your newspaper
  • Donate to the Newspaper in Education Program
  • Make one-time or continuous credit card or bank draft payments
  • Start a new subscription or restart an old stopped subscription


Q: What if I forget my password?

If you forget your password, please use the "Forgot Password?" link on the Login page.

Q: How do I change my password?

Login and proceed to "Change Account Info". You will be prompted for your current and your desired new password.

Q: Whom do I contact and what information do you need me to send when I discover that there is a problem with your Web site?

If you experience a problem navigating our sites, please email us at Athens Banner-Herald and describe in as much detail as possible, including the steps you take leading up to it, how often it occurs, and the exact text of any error message that you receive. The information you provide will help us to find a solution more quickly. For your security please do not include your password in the email.

Digital Subscription

Q: How can I purchase a digital subscription?

If you are a current print subscriber, you can upgrade your subscription by clicking the Change Subscription link on your main menu. Or if you are a new subscriber, go to the Not a Subscriber? link on the Login page.

Q: What do I use to login and view my digital subscription?

You may use your email address and password to access your digital subscription.

Print Subscription

Q: If I go on vacation and wish to temporarily suspend my newspaper, will my account be credited?

If you notify us in advance, we will suspend delivery, and credit your billing period for the time you are away. Proceed to "Vacation Holds" to notify us of your vacation and to stop and restart home delivery. The lead-time to suspend an order varies by area. In most areas, suspensions can take effect in two days or less from the date you make the request. If you prefer, you can donate your vacation copies to students, through our Newspaper in Education program. You will be billed as usual for the period. For each copy you donate, four students will receive their own copy of the Athens Banner-Herald. To donate your vacation copies, proceed to "Vacation Holds" and choose the NIE donation option.

Q: What should I do if my newspaper does not arrive or if sections are missing?

Log in and proceed to "Delivery Feedback" if your newspaper has not arrived by the guaranteed delivery time (6:00 A.M. Monday through Friday; 8:00 A.M. on Weekends). Also, you may notify us of missing or damaged sections on this page as well. In most areas, if we receive your request before 10:00 A.M. we can redeliver another paper or the missing sections to you the same day. If you would like a redelivery, call us at 706-208-2300. Otherwise, we will apply a credit to your account. Only credits for the same day can be obtained on this site. Credits for missing deliveries for previous days must be requested from a customer service representative or by e-mail us at Athens Banner-Herald. Be sure to include your name, delivery address, and home phone number in your e-mail, and the words MISSED PAPER CREDIT in the subject line. Otherwise we will extend your account accordingly for a missed delivery that day. To receive an account extension for a missed delivery from a previous day you must contact the Customer Service department by calling 706-208-2300 or by email at Athens Banner-Herald.

Q: Is it necessary to call to restart my subscription after it has been temporarily suspended?

If you provide a restart date when you suspend delivery you do not need to call again to restart your delivery. However, if the restart date has changed, or was not provided when the account was suspended, you will need to speak to a customer service representative.

Q: Where can I purchase another print subscription?

If you are a current subscriber, you can purchase these items by visiting the New Subscription link on your main menu. Or if you are a new subscriber, go to the "Not a Subscriber?" link on the Login page.

Important information regarding print subscriptions:

Print delivery available within the newspaper distribution area only. By submitting your address and/or email, you understand that you may receive promotional offers from GateHouse Media and its related companies. You may unsubscribe from receiving any such offers at any time by calling us at 706-208-2300. The advertised price for the Offer does not include the one-time $5.95 activation fee for new subscribers. The advertised price does not include the charges for any premium editions. Premium editions are published to provide additional information and value to our readers. You agree that you will be charged up to an additional $9.00 for each premium edition published and delivered to you during your subscription period, in addition to the cost of your subscription. The length of your subscription will be shortened by the publication of premium editions if those premium editions are delivered to you during your subscription. As an illustrative example, if you select a subscription of up to 12 weeks at a cost of $48.00, and two premium editions at $2.00 each are published and delivered to you during that subscription period, your subscription will be shortened by 1 week because the weekly cost of the subscription is $4.00 per week and the premium edition charges total $4.00. Depending upon the length of your subscription and the timing of the publication and delivery of premium editions, you will not be charged for any premium editions if none are published and delivered to you during your subscription. As such, in that case only, the length of your subscription will not be shortened. The timing of the publication and delivery of premium editions is variable. There will be no more than two premium editions published each month during the subscription term. Subscribers may suspend print delivery during vacation periods. For vacation periods up to 21 days, billing continues and subscriber maintains access to the digital portion of subscription. Subscribers also have option to have print copies held as Vacation Pack. For more information or to cancel your subscription please call 706-208-2300.