You don't need to pay anything to connect on a thread with someone with a Standard account or higher. You get to share their license while connected on that thread.
Our philosophy is simple, a license is a full connection to communicate with others, not just one half of a connection. Think of it like a telephone, if you have one but your friends don't, it's pretty useless. But with DocThreads, if you have a phone, then anyone else gets a free phone so you can call each other. An Associate account is like that free phone.
And you're not limited to connecting with one specified account. You can connect with anyone, or even multiple people at the same time provided they have a Standard account or higher.
And if there's a Team Leader on the thread, then you're totally in the loop with everyone.
Oh yeah, and if you invite someone to create a DocThreads account, we're forever grateful. We'll let even Associate accounts connect with whoever referred them. So start inviting people and an Associate account may be all you'll ever need.