Microsoft Charges You $50 For Two Months Of XBOX Live

The Consumerist writes: "XBOX Live member ForceTrainer says that after he forgot to update his credit card information, Microsoft shut down his XBOX Live account. He was fine with this, but when he tried to update his info, pay his balance, and convert his account to silver, Microsoft demanded he pay an entire year's fee to settle the two months he was delinquent."

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jack who3744d ago

Microsoft Charges me $50 For a year Of XBOX Live.... farm boyz

dktxx23744d ago

read the damn story before commenting. you make yourself look like a fool.

jack who3744d ago

i dont need to read it when i know what am been charged

boodybandit3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

My son let his account run out because he was into WOW and forgot about it. When he went back to gaming on his 360 in Jan 08 he told me he couldn't get online because his account expired.

I updated his account info with my credit card and told him he as all set. He told me 20 minutes later he still couldn't get online. I figured I must of made an error when I updated his info so I grab my debit card and gave it another go. My wife contacted me a couple days later at work and asked me why is there 2 $50 dollar charges on our bank card.

I called MS support and I got the same exact response the writer of this article was told. I have to be honest and say I completely lost it. Luckily the CS Rep was a gamer herself and she understood my frustration. After a lengthy conversation with her she credited my card and set my sons account to default to a Silver when it runs out so it wont happen again.

I thanked her over and over because I was a complete A-hole at first. But I told her that has to be the lamest late charge I have ever dealt with in my life.

She agreed and that is why she credited my account. Now she is on my friends list ;)

juuken3744d ago

...You are an idiot.

Ya see...this is what happens when someone is completely blinded by Microsoft that it's not even funny.

Snukadaman3743d ago

I think diabetes is contributing to your droid blindness as well fatso. for one thing, there are several ways to fix is stay on top of your bills....if your xbox live is about to run out, responsible people know the exact date...this guy clearly got screwed...another way to alleviate this problem alltogether is go with the store bought 12 months for 50 dollar cards and erase your credit card information completely.

juuken3742d ago (Edited 3742d ago )

And I think you should take your 360 and shove it up your shiny ass.
F*ck you, f*ck you, and good ol' hearty f*ck you.

Continue defending Microsoft like the blind ass moron that you are. One of these days, you will insult the wrong person and they will kick your sorry ass.

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Breakfast3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

I like nike shoes, not payless.

I just love the way MS does things :)

chaosatom3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

, so u have to buy a new xbox each time. XD

I just love the way MS does things :) /sarcasm.

EDit: ok, how about disc error, is that covered?

Breakfast3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

...Cmon buddy, you can come up with better.

Dont worry, ill wait. Ive grown patient this generation.
I guess i gotta thank Sony for something.


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Breakfast3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

How bout you...trouble in paradise? Waiting for your ticket Home?

Im not sure about the disc read error. I think it has something to do with hard-drives, and blu-ray drives. I think we call it the 'Yellow Light of Death'.

Face it, im on another level :)

chaosatom3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )


what's your answer?gears2+ fable2+ halo3+ Mulitplaform of ffx13 <MGS4.


MGS4 is on whole another level.

Breakfast3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

MGS4 - 94
(no other ps3 exclusives)

Halo - 94
Gears - 94
Braid - 93
Mass Effect - 91
Geometry wars 2 - 90

Hey MGS4, join the xbox exclusive club :)

The money MS pays me, is on another level.

La Chance3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

chaosatom got crushed BIG TIME.
lol , that was a funny battle.

Breakfast,I want some of that whatever you eat at breakfast.

SmokingMonkey3744d ago

chaos has more bubbles than you so saying "im on another level" makes you look like the usual jackass that you are.

second; Did you bring up Geometry Wars 2? XD

don't get angry

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Rice3744d ago

Defeating the opponent by knockout, your 2008 console war championships goes to...BRRRRReakfast!

STREET x KING3744d ago

Breakfast u can be impressive sometimes:@

Surfman3744d ago

you fail Breakfeast, youre so biais.
Uncharted scored a 9.1 out of 10 from IGN. And few others games from the PS Store. Now you can go back gives a bj to mr Gates.

chaosatom3744d ago

just heard that too human flopped.

sorry breakfast.

SmokingMonkey3744d ago

there were a lot of articles! XD

Best answer to Too Human flopping; HAZE and LAIR


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SmokingMonkey3744d ago

that is so lame to bring up HAZE, but that is 360's last gasp. Comparing their "Supposed" AAA games with the weaker PS3 games, LAME

sumfood4u3744d ago

All i can say is this world is full of suckers!

r2kcipher3744d ago

@lachance u wanna see whats weak look at ur favorite consoles sales lol. and this horrid service is one of the reasons why.

@anyone who takes breakfast seriously, please don't.

Enigma_20993744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

... after all, he's Too Hu... I mean, ONLY human...

f7897903744d ago

Braid and Geometry Wars? Naming exclusives is to get people to choose a console not for stupid fanboy wars. Who the **** gets a 360 for Braid and Geometry Wars?

GametimeUK3744d ago

Metacritic states:
MGS4 - 94
(no other ps3 exclusives)

Halo - 94
Gears - 94
Braid - 93
Mass Effect - 91
Geometry wars 2 - 90

Hey MGS4, join the xbox exclusive club :)

The money MS pays me, is on another level
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How lame... according to gamerankings the best game this gen (aside from smg) is GTA4 (for the PS3) with a metric of 97 whilst the 360 version got 96...

If anything matters its the consumers opinions of the game... And lets face it most people will say MGS4 is easily better than any 360 game...

segasage3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

mgs 9.4...hahahah

that score nothing new to xbox fans. been there , done that, some would say. that's not even talking about sales records. I see you've played fable and gears 2 as well..


Solid_Dawg3744d ago

i just agreed with you by accident...i meant to disagree...i felt bad i accidently just dissed the best game ever made yet so i felt i just had to confess...just to clarify, i meant to disagree, not agree...thank you for your time...

AAACE53744d ago

I don't know if I would go that far Breakfast... But I havbe always been against using a credit card for things like that!


Sometimes I agree with some of the stuff you got to say, but then you show that you are a true fanboy... And then I realize it would be pointless to make a comment to you, because you have a pure hate streak for the 360!

ITK53744d ago

Walmart Offers a 13 month Sub for $44.84. :)
Thats the best deal around.

Bubble Buddy3744d ago

My friend just lost his whole Summer of gaming thanks to the RRoD. Sure he goes out and stuff but he was looking forward to playing games too. And as for exclusive titles, Ratchet, Uncharted were oddly off by 1-2 points of AAA status. Odd isn't it when a few random sites gave it a low score and suddenly it went below 90% average. I have no doubt in saying if it was on Xbox scores would've been higher. Remember Gamespot's brilliant quote for ratchet of too much variety? Everyone expects every PS3 game to revolutionize gaming...

Bubble Buddy3743d ago

he had to wait a month and a half o_0

thor3743d ago

so is this how you post at 0.#!?!?

Obviously not.

waltercross3743d ago (Edited 3743d ago )

Why on earth would you pay $300 a year for XBOX Live?, I Wouldn't
even pay that for PSN, It should be FREE, Plug in your ethernet
cable and get Internet for free via your Current PC ISP.

I Already pay $600 a year for Cable Internet, I'm glad that
PSN is free, but if it were like $50 or so a year I'd most
likely get it, but not for $300.

IdleLeeSiuLung3743d ago

Man this thread turned into an Open Zone within the first 2-3 posts. This just comes to show why people still don't take gaming entertainment serious when we have little fanboys arguing. Worse is the fact that I'm annoyed enough to respond...

There is no doubt in my mind that a very large portion of the gaming public is very immature, but please go on proving my point!

robep33743d ago

That reminds me I will have to pay my PSN account OH WAIT IT'S FREE!


Infernus3743d ago

The day Breakfast is serious is the day the Earth will explode.

eagle213743d ago

Halo 3 should not be included on any real next gen list. Overhyped and overrated. MGS4 wipes the floor with Halo 3. And you know it too. :)

borgome3743d ago

More bubbles doesn't mean your right, it just means you have a brown nose.

TheMART3743d ago

@ Chaosatom

"MGS4 is on whole another level."

Exactly. Its a BluRay movie on the BluRayStation 3. 50% cutscenes with some as lenghty as what an hour?

I hope that kind of level stays on the PS3. I like to play, not watch.

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TrevorPhillips3744d ago

Microsoft are going very bad with the xbox that's why everyone's moving to the ps3 now seriously

xSHROOMZx3744d ago

Tha only reason people are going to PS3 now... is because of Blu-Ray you f*cking idiot!

F(_)CK SONY, Worst investment I ever made... well nevermind, I guess I do have a nice Blu-Ray player now!!!

f7897903744d ago

If someone makes multiple obvious grammar mistakes, then they most likely learned English later in life.

kindi_boy3743d ago

i would worry more about your social skills

Infernus3743d ago

Not everyone speaks English, in fact English is a little way down the 'most-spoken languages table'...

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juuken3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

...Wow...just wow.
*shakes head in disbelief*
Oooookay, disagrees...nice. So you agree that this poor guy should be ripped off like that?

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juuken3744d ago

>.< Don't use that word!
I agree but don't use that word here!

CallMeMilenko6013744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

PSN is for broke people who want a handout but doesn't know a good service when they see it. Ya get what ya pay for. Examples: microsoft's Yaris and Sony's PSN.

KBDuB3744d ago (Edited 3744d ago )

Thank you, sir! May I have another?

$50 a year does not bother me, at all. And, I have never had a problem with an xBox console or with Microsoft. So, it's all good. =)

Mr BlueScreen3744d ago

PSN is for Smart people who don't want to get ripped off my Microsoft.
You say that PSN is for poor people? Weren't you Xbox fanboys just saying that the PS3 was sooooo expensive. Now its for poor people.
You know, the amount of money you spend on Xbox in its life time you could spend getting a new PS3, which last longer too.

Bubble Buddy3744d ago

$60 a year bothers me. I try to make smart moves when buying items and $60 to me is an extra game a year. Don't push that BS you can't afford a $5 a month. Same thing as saying You can't waste $5 a month for two years for a PS3.

KBDuB3743d ago

Actually, it's $50 a year. So, you still need two more months before you can buy a game.. buddy.

waltercross3743d ago

$50 a year is not a bad price, I Don't own a
360 but if I did I'd get XBOX Live, but Free is not a
bad price either, The only issues I ever had with
PSN is I was disconnected, but that is quite rare
for me to get Disconnected.

Both services are great, Just like gamewise, both
consoles have GREATS and flops., Last generation
I had ALL consoles, this time around I only have
a PS3, I'll eventually have all 3, But I want to
be sure the RROD is 100 percent fixed before I spend
a dime on the 360, as for the Wii, I'll eventually
buy It but trying to decide if I want to buy it for
us or our kids.

The Wii is a great work out machine. :)

Bubble Buddy3743d ago (Edited 3743d ago )

"Actually, it's $50 a year."
$60 a year in Canada, punk.

"So, you still need two more months before you can buy a game.. buddy."

SolidSnake933743d ago

I like not paying for online, but if you're going to play the you get what you pay for card then, when you pay for a 360 you're paying for unreliable hardware, no integrated Wifi, etc.

KBDuB3743d ago (Edited 3743d ago )

Okay, so apparently I am NOT paying $50 a year. Hmm, never knew that. So, the two people who disagreed with me, how much am I paying for xBox Live? Since, you two people disagreed when I said xBox Live costs $50 a year($4 a month).

Oh, so actually you two are right. He would need two ina half months extra before he could buy a game..

@Bubble Buddy - Okay, so you pay $60 in Canada, good for you. But, that's $50 in US. And, do you play MMOs? I bet you don't complain about how most MMOs cost about.. eh, $13 a month? Now, go play World of Warcraft for one full year, if you did that, it would cost you roughly $156 a year. 3x the cost of Live. So, stop complaining.

Bubble Buddy3743d ago

KBDub: Disagreeing doesn't mean your statement is false genius. And don't push that BS only $4 a month. That's like saying oh yeah, Let's buy a PS3, only $1 a day for a year. And no I don't play MMO's. You can't contradict me on something I don't even play. I spend my money wisely. Proud Pirate, and I won't stop complaining on Xbox Live until they make it free. an extra $60 is still an extra $60 that could be used on a game. You play Live for the next 5 years and that's $250. I wouldn't pay anything because the PSN is free, as it should be. Saved $250 there.

KBDuB3742d ago (Edited 3742d ago )

Nah, Live shouldn't be free. The only reason you're saying it should be free is because of PSn. But, since you think it should be free, do you also complain that you hafta pay for a water bill? I mean, you could go to the river and then boil the water, and there ya go.. free water. So why ya payin for water? You're paying for internet just to complain about.. paying for internet. Oh, The Irony!

Bubble Buddy3742d ago

Who said I'm happy about paying for internet, especially since Rogers has their stupid 60Gb download limit, but do you see any other internet providers giving it to you for free? I'm just saying if PSN is already free, why not Xbox Live? Power to you if you want to waste an extra $50 a year. Water from a river isn't relevant to Xbox Live, buddy. I can't exactly go find a river in a middle of a city can I? Waste gas driving to get the water, and waste time trying to get water while I can just work and pay the water bill the easy way. You're funny, comparing Live to Water. Actually, more like pathetic... INstead why don't you give me valid ponits on why I should pay an extra $60 + tax while I can play online for free on PS3, minus a few features that will be added later on.

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akaFullMetal3744d ago

that sucks, there shouldnt be a late fee, for a service you can pay yearly or monthly of your choice

Infernus3743d ago (Edited 3743d ago )

Personally, I think the service should have an annual or monthly fixed fee without a fixed annual contract. By that I mean you pay upfront and get money back if you drop out.

For example, if on the annual fee, you game for 10 months and two weeks, you then get one month's worth back because you started the 11th month. That's the way it should work, but it appears as though that's not the case. I should go to Microsoft and put that down in words they can understand. Charging someone extra to restart their account is just uncalled for and money-grabbing at it's finest.