A recent "deal" on the Bing Rewards program tries to lure people into paying an unnecessary premium for their Xbox LIVE subscription.
The author forgot to add the part of how fun it is to go about cancelling your credit card that's associated with your XBL account after you get the free month.. but I guess thats just the icing on the shitcake
Actually they changed the credit card cancelling process about 2 patches ago. Its pretty easy now, but ya in the past it was a big pain.
Yes That Is There Business Model
Well, they do charge for Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.
Except that they dont since they are free on xbox live. Swing and a troll miss.
And just how much is XBL? So, if all I wanted to do was use Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube on Xbox you're telling me I can use these features for free without paying for XBL?
It's a paid service, but they aren't trying to "cheat" people, they're running a business. They're bringing in more value to make the subscription worth it. I don't see the problem with bringing in more value. Would you rather them charge you JUST for playing online with nothing extra? Exactly.
"Would you rather them charge you JUST for playing online with nothing extra? Exactly. " Well...yea if you could get everything else for free like Facebook/Twitter/Youtube/Acces s to Netflix(a paid service already). Basically what you're saying is you would rather pay for those services instead of get them free just because it add's more value to XBL...logic is flawed.
"Would you rather them charge you JUST for playing online with nothing extra? Exactly." Honestly charging for stuff that can be accessed free on other platforms isn't EXACTLY a good trade-off. Plus they did that before in the past, called the regular Xbox.
It's not about whether you get that stuff for free on the net. Heck, I could download full games if I wanted to for free. The point is, you're getting that stuff on a gaming console.
This guy must be new to the world of subscriptions...month to month is *always* more expensive than quarterly/yearly subs.
"I love xbox live, but.." - the author. Its a service, dont fall in love with it, when you trust it and are head over heels in love with it, thats when its gonna rip your heart out, kick you to the curb and say "lets be friends.."
Q. Is Microsoft trying to cheat people? A. Yes
@disagrees Microsoft is giving one month free so they can charge $120 a year for a $60 a year service. Please explain how that isn't ripping off customers!
please show proof that MS harges $120 a yr
Did you read the article drsnobby? It basically puts you on one month renewal after the free month. Which is 9.99 a month...
"please show proof that MS harges $120 a yr" $10 per month * 12 months = $120 a year.
Your account is set to renew to what ever your subscription is, IE family, yearly, monthly etc. If a person is not smart enough to realize they need to downgrade their membership, if they don't want to continue being billed, then maybe that person should not be in a decision making position.
A big corporate business trying to cheat people from their cash? Gee that would never happen... /s
Why is this even being questioned? Everybody and their grandmother know this. Only the fanboys like to deny it because they're invested in the service.
For those who don't know,XBL yearly card cost less on amazon.be a smart shopper when it comes to subscription cards.paying monthly cost more in the long run.you can't take MS to task without bringing in other companys. if gamers are misinformed then they need to wise up.if this is a wide spread problem then gamers would revolt asgainst XBL.another misinformed article on N4G,sad very sad.:(
Actually there is a link in the article to the subscription card on Amazon you're referring to. I agree it's a lot better deal.
Microsoft trying to cheat people out of money? Shocker!
Whats the big deal. I mean they are telling people the the months there after will be charged automatically. So people should know to cancel the subscription if they dont want to pay.
Xbox live is the biggest scam of them all. They basically charge you for services you get for free everywhere else and make the consumer think they are getting value. I have to say that's pretty good, MS is the only company that can pull something like that off. People are gullible these days, its funny.
MS isn't cheating anyone here, your subscription just defaults to $9.99 a month after you redeem a free month. You can cancel beforehand, or pay the $60 for a year. It's common sense. -__-
The only good thing about Xbox live is the weekly deals you can get on games, as a service it is only marginally better than psn.
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