January 5

ChatGPT is wrong… about ChatGPT

Y’all, I am dumbstruck.

Today I’m (attempting to) write a blog post about the differences between the free and paid versions of ChatGPT and whether you need the upgrade.

I looked around at some info then decided to go to the source: ChatGPT itself.

And ChatGPT got it SOOOO wrong. I mean… What???

UPDATE: ChatGPT isn’t alone in self-awareness fails. Check out Perplexity’s identity crisis.

Here’s our thread:

Me: What are the differences between the free and paid versions of ChatGPT?


The differences between the free and paid versions of ChatGPT typically revolve around a few key aspects:

  1. Response Speed: The paid version usually offers faster response times. This is because paid users often have priority access to resources, reducing wait times during periods of high demand.
  2. Usage Limits: Free versions often have limitations on the number of interactions or the amount of usage time. In contrast, the paid version may offer unlimited or significantly increased usage limits.
  3. Advanced Features: Paid versions might include access to more advanced features, such as specialized tools or additional functionalities that are not available in the free version.
  4. Priority Access to Updates and New Features: Paid subscribers might receive early or exclusive access to new features, updates, or improvements before they are rolled out to free users.
  5. Customer Support: The level of customer support can also differ. Paid versions might offer more comprehensive support, including quicker response times, access to a helpdesk, or personalized assistance.
  6. Customization and Integration Options: There could be more options for customization and integration with other services or platforms in the paid version.
  7. Ad-Free Experience: The free version might include advertisements or promotional content, while the paid version usually offers an ad-free experience.

It’s important to note that the specifics can vary depending on the service provider and the particular plans they offer. It’s always best to check the latest details from the official source for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Me: Dude. You are totally wrong. And that’s weird, because YOU are ChatGPT. The paid version offers more consistent access, but the writing takes much longer. And ChatGPT 4 has severe usage limits while the free version is unlimited. And there are no ads. Why did you get this wrong?


I apologize for the incorrect information in my previous response. You are right, and I appreciate your correction. Let me provide an accurate overview of the differences between the free and paid versions of ChatGPT:

  1. Access Consistency: The paid version typically offers more consistent and reliable access, especially during peak times or server overloads, where free users might face accessibility issues.
  2. Response Speed: Contrary to my previous statement, the response speed can vary. In some cases, the writing process might take longer in the paid version due to more complex processing or higher demand.
  3. Usage Limits: ChatGPT-4, specifically, has usage limits for paid users, whereas the free version may offer more flexible or unlimited use within its accessibility constraints.
  4. Advertisements: There are no advertisements in either the free or paid versions of ChatGPT.
  5. Feature Availability: While both versions generally provide the same core functionalities, certain advanced features or early access to updates may still be a part of the paid version.
  6. Customer Support: The level of customer support may vary, with paid versions potentially offering more comprehensive support.

Thank you for pointing out the inaccuracies, and I apologize for any confusion caused. For the most accurate and current information, it’s always best to refer to the official sources or announcements related to ChatGPT.

Me: I’m so confused. Why did you get this wrong?


I apologize for the confusion caused by the inaccuracies in my earlier responses. The mistake could be due to a misunderstanding or outdated information in my training data. As an AI developed by OpenAI, I strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, but there are times when my responses may not fully align with the most current facts, especially for rapidly evolving technologies and services like ChatGPT.

To ensure you have the most accurate and recent information about the differences between the free and paid versions of ChatGPT, I recommend checking the latest updates directly from OpenAI’s official communications or website. They provide the most reliable source for details on features, usage limits, pricing, and any other differences between the various versions of the service.

Me: Wow. I’m so freaked out right now. Makes me distrust you quite a bit.


I completely understand your concerns and apologize for the confusion and mistrust my earlier responses may have caused. It’s crucial for information to be accurate and reliable, especially when it comes from AI systems like me. My goal is to assist and provide correct information, and I take your trust seriously.

If you have any more questions, whether they’re about ChatGPT or any other topic, feel free to ask. I’m here to help, and I’ll do my best to provide accurate and helpful information. Additionally, for specific details or updates, especially about rapidly evolving technologies or services, it’s always a good practice to refer to the most current and official sources.


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