Well I just signed up for the New York Times Electronic Edition. It was free for seven days and then is going to become a version that charges In the process, it kept having page failures and it created two accounts for me. But in their account maintenance page, I must call a phone number in order to cancel. The New York Times uses a service called NewsStand. I would stay away from it if I were you.
This is ridiculous. I should be able to cancel my subscription/account online without having to call someone.
Finally, I am not impressed with the service that they. It allows me to download to my computer and browse offline, but I want it in PDF, not whatever weird form that they have.
Improve the service and I may come back.