Mobile Grid Client can be downloaded for free, but to use the service you need a valid license. Payment is done inworld on next login after your current license has expired and by the avatar used for login. The client will ask you explicitly for payment.
If you log in for the first time you get a 28 days demo license for free. The Demo version license is feature equivalent to the Pro version license.
Different license versions
There is a Standard and a Professional version license. The Standard version is limited in some aspects, have a look at the comparison table below. The Standard license is only available on a monthly basis while the Professional version is also available on a yearly basis. License fees are NOT recurring, you always get asked before renewal and payment.
|Features||Std version||Pro version|
|send and receive instant messages|
|send and receive group messages|
|receive group notices|
|copy chat and IM logs to clipboard|
|manage your friendlist (offer and cancel friendships, answer friendship offers)|
|send and receive teleport lures|
|integration with SLurl.com and secondlife:// links|
|teleport to picks and landmarks|
|teleport to nearby avatars|
|give card (calling card)|
|give inventory items and folders|
|inventory manipulation (rename, move and delete items and folders, create folders)|
|copy notecard content to clipboard|
|change your active group|
|send group invitations and leave groups|
|receive group invitations|
|nearby avatars list|
|region map and nearby avatars list update interval||10s||5s|
|local chat distances update interval||30s||15s|
|message on received payments|
|make payments (give money to avatars)|
|inactivity timeout when application is in background||8h||24h|
|support for Open Simulator grids (this feature is in beta stage, teleports and group handling may not work as expected)|
|auto answer IMs with customizable message if in background or screen is off|
No special action is required. The client itself will offer you a license on login if your current one has expired.
If you log in for the first time you automatically get a 28 days demo license for free.
For phones with a SIM card (e.g. GSM and UMTS phones) the license will be tied to the SIM card (SIM card serial number). For CDMA phones and other phones without a SIM card the license will be tied to the phone itself (in case of CDMA phones to their MEID). That means once you have acquired a license you can use it with different avatars. And if you are using a GSM or UMTS phone you can even change your phone as long as you use the same SIM card.