If you are frustrated about the fact that ChatGPT keeps giving you a network error and becomes unusable, it might be time to consider ChatGPT Plus. There are other reasons to do it, too!
In today’s article, we’ll look at Chat GPT Plus and try to decide if it would indeed be a better option for you over the free to use version of the regular Chat GPT AI. So…
What are the advantages of Chat GPT Plus?
UPDATE: OpenAI, the creators of ChatGPT, have just launched GPT-4, the upgrade of the previous GPT-3 model that ChatGPT was using. And Plus members are the first ones to get access to this new GPT-4 AI.
Therefore, I consider it the biggest advantage over the free version, which still runs the last gen GPT-3, and there is no word when (or if) GPT-4 will become available for the free users.
Another big advantage of ChatGPT Plus is the fact that you can use it even when the servers are at full capacity. In other words, if ChatGPT is down for all users, you will still be able to use it.
This means that you will no longer get those annoying “ChatGPT is at capacity right now” error messages when trying to access it.
Apart from that, ChatGPT Plus will be a bit faster when it comes to providing the answers.
Also, developers promise subscribers priority access to new features and improvements – but right now it’s not clear what that means and how useful it is.
I personally believe that for some people, this will also matter a lot although the vast majority of users (casual users) will probably have little to gain from it.
ChatGPT vs ChatGPT Plus
So, do these extra features make it a must for you to pay the $20 a month to enjoy ChatGPT Plus?
It depends on how often you use it and what you use it for.
If you are just a casual user playing with the AI every now and then or if you only use it for some side projects, a bit of research, maybe for writing a great essay with ChatGPT for school or anything like that… you’re probably just fine using the free version for now.
However, there are people who are using this more extensively and some are even using it for their day job or to make a living.
If that is the case, then you should absolutely sign up for ChatGPT Plus. If you consider that it is a must for you to have access to the AI whenever you want to, then you have no other option than to pay.
I am personally a casual user, only testing it now and then. But, for example, when writing some articles for this blog that required me to use ChatGPT for taking screenshots, I simply couldn’t because it was down.
It wasn’t a big problem for me, but if your job depends on it, then go for it!
IMPORTANT: ChatGPT Plus is currently available only for people living in the US at the moment of writing this article.
And even if you are from the US, you still have to join a waiting list and wait for an invitation (which will probably come sooner rather than later)
You can also join the waiting list if you’re based in a different country and you’ll be notified when it will become available, although there are no estimated dates for when it will happen.
The free version of ChatGPT remains a solid and viable solution for most users out there. However, for those who want to make sure that they can always use the service, even when the servers are at capacity, signing up for the Plus version is a must.
In the end, it’s just $20 per month, which is cheaper than signing up for most of the ChatGPT competitors is. And we all know how amazing and useful OpenAI’s artificial intelligence is!
Now let us all know what you think about this. Is it worth signing for ChatGPT Plus or you’re not going to spend money on it?