One month FREE trial activation

Am I the only one who was severely upset when I went to make a profile and use the free trial of Xbox LIVE Gold?  Why do they now require credit card info? It never used to be like this. Not to rip off the Credit Karma commercials, but why do they need credit card info for a FREE TRIAL?

 

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Last updated July 3, 2018 Views 278 Applies to:
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This is just part of the requirements to use the 30-day Gold trial as stated in the Gold Trial FAQ. At the end of the trial, unless you cancel the subscription the card is automatically renewed so you aren't inconvenienced with having to try and reinstate your Gold subscription after the trial ends. This is typically how a lot of trial subscriptions work. The reason you are trying it because you are interested in buying it not because you want a freebie. If you don't like it then you cancel your subscription so you aren't charged. If you do like it then you continue using it as is and don't have to worry about re-signing up for the trial and your membership carries over from trial to paid.

You are also limited to three (3) one-month trials per console. This is to keep people from abusing the system by having free gold access and just creating new accounts each month. Hope this answers your question.

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