Lt. Commander
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# 11
02-07-2010, 09:21 AM
No. No, see: when the game asks you to register payment details when you enter a retail key, they are NOT ASKING YOU TO PAY NOW.

They're asking you to pay LATER, when your free 30 days are OVER. They do NOT charge your credit card (or PayPal, etc) until AFTER the free 30 days.

This means that you can register your retail code, sign up for the subscription, then IMMEDIATELY CANCEL IT. You will NOT be charged any money.

Then you can play free for 30 days.
Lt. Commander
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# 12
02-07-2010, 09:22 AM
it should have waited 30 day's before you had to pick.
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# 13
02-07-2010, 09:22 AM
The month of February is free for me. I paid for the month of March ahead of time when I set up my subscription, but I didn't have to pay a cent for February. So yeah, my first 30 days are free.

When is your first bill due?
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# 14
02-07-2010, 09:25 AM
so i have too scam cryptic i see
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# 15
02-07-2010, 09:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by polotitus
it should have waited 30 day's before you had to pick.
Yes, from a certain point of view - it makes sense for them to only ask you for payment details towards the end of your 30 days. I totally agree.

But I understand why it's done this way. There's some people here who barely even realise you're required to pay a monthly sub. So when you register the game account, it makes it clear there and then that there's a monthly fee involved. It prompts you at that point.

Sure, the more friendly way would be to have an option...'register payment details later'. But I suspect they want your card on record for other reasons. Perhaps so they can be sure you're a human being, and not a gold-spammer bot.

Anyway, the game won't charge you when you register your account. You still get your 30 days free.

If you don't want to plug in your credit card details, you can always grab a demo card number off the web somewhere; there are test numbers that exist for this purpose.
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# 16
02-07-2010, 09:28 AM
cancel you'r subscription and then tell me that
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# 17
02-07-2010, 09:30 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by polotitus
cancel you'r subscription and then tell me that
I did. The Cryptic billing system for STO is exactly the same as for Champions Online. Because it's the same billing servers. It's the same damn interface.

When I played Champions, what I describe is exactly what I did. I put my card details in when I registered, and then immediately canceled my subscription.

No money was charged to my credit card.

The account service said I had no active sub, but continued to register the 30 free days.

There's lots of people who are doing the same thing with STO. This WORKS.
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# 18
02-07-2010, 09:32 AM
i guess.......
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# 19
02-07-2010, 09:35 AM
but what if like me and your going to buy in store game card . then what?
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# 20
02-07-2010, 09:36 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by polotitus
i guess.......
Stop trolling now.
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