warning to ps plus users (automatic renewal)

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#1 Posted by drekula2 (1667 posts) -

when you sign up for ps plus, your account is automatically set to be renewed upon expiration unless you go through their menus and find the disable button (which isn't readily visible).

yes, it's legal and i didn't the read the small print i agreed to. but it's just morally questionable.

even though i didnt like xbox live, they never did that

#2 Posted by Jaysonguy (37124 posts) -

All companies do that

It's call a convenience

When you get old enough to drive I want you to complain to your insurance company for charging your card every 6 months

#3 Posted by clr84651 (4853 posts) -

That's why I buy it from Game Stop. I enter a code from a card and not my credit card.

#4 Edited by starwarsjunky (24559 posts) -

pretty much every subscription service does that :?

#5 Posted by SLAMMIN23 (1470 posts) -

they cant renew it if u dont have a credit or a debit card on the system i get playstation plus every year but i dont have a credit card or a debit card on my system so i just buy the ps cards every year i might try to buy 2 of them at gamestop for there thanksgiving sale cause there going to be $30 instead of $50 for 1 year

#6 Posted by drekula2 (1667 posts) -

xbox live asked me first.

again, totally my fault for not reading.

but no doubt sony knew it was signing up people who didnt want to renew

#7 Posted by SoNin360 (4990 posts) -

I was fooled by this a long time back. I was well aware that I had to cancel the automatic renewal, but I thought the turning off the "Automatic Funding" would have sufficed, but that's something different. So I pretty much purchased an additional 3 months of PS+ I didn't want. Even after that, I still ended up purchasing a year of it later on down the road, to which I immediately found the correct option to turn off the automatic renewal. I'm sure I'm not the only person who has made this mistake. It's a dumb mistake, sure. But I'm willing to bet it's happened to a good amount of people.

#8 Posted by XspidervenomX (292 posts) -

@drekula2:

Use a prepaid card for gaming accounts. Only gets used when you want it too, cant really get hacked if you only transfer funds when you want them. So basically 2 prepaid cards one with money one you use for gaming accounts.

#9 Edited by RiKanKiDD (1058 posts) -

I had Xbox Live and they did this as well. You can turn the automatic renewal off on Xbox. PS Plus Subscription can be turned off for auto renewal as well.

#10 Posted by lyndonAPI (2793 posts) -

Unlike some, I read the details when first signing up and knew they would automatically renew using either wallet funds or my cc if on the account. Quite honestly, I like the auto renew for this as I don't have to remember when it is time to renew.

#11 Posted by bonesawisready5 (4540 posts) -

You're saying its not moral? So its not moral for you to committ to paying a bill on time? Dude, there isn't anything wrong with it. Just be a rational adult and keep track of your bills so that you can cancel when you need to. You're actually saying its not moral for them to ask you to like, click a couple of buttons and read text?

#12 Posted by Izak80 (249 posts) -

@RiKanKiDD: how do you turn off the automatic renewal?

#13 Edited by Bow_T88 (8 posts) -

I have a question concerning the free ps plus membership. Does it require a credit card or debit card number to be functional ?

#14 Posted by JoKeR_421 (8920 posts) -

I use my credit/debit for any purchases including PS+....once I'm done I remove my credit info right away it only takes 5sec. So that way I don't get charged. That's something I never understood why ppl always used their cc but never bothered to remove it. Even when I pay my bills online I never save my cc info I always remove it after paying bill or purchases make sure there's no cc info at all. So maybe ppl should start doing that

#15 Posted by Jaysonguy (37124 posts) -

I use my credit/debit for any purchases including PS+....once I'm done I remove my credit info right away it only takes 5sec. So that way I don't get charged. That's something I never understood why ppl always used their cc but never bothered to remove it. Even when I pay my bills online I never save my cc info I always remove it after paying bill or purchases make sure there's no cc info at all. So maybe ppl should start doing that

Or people could stop being paranoid?

I pay things with my credit card and leave the info in the console so when I want something that I have to buy myself I just click buy.

I don't understand why people don't want to make things easier.

#16 Edited by withe1982 (430 posts) -

I use my credit/debit for any purchases including PS+....once I'm done I remove my credit info right away it only takes 5sec. So that way I don't get charged. That's something I never understood why ppl always used their cc but never bothered to remove it. Even when I pay my bills online I never save my cc info I always remove it after paying bill or purchases make sure there's no cc info at all. So maybe ppl should start doing that

I always do this. My amazon, play, psn accounts etc... never store my CC details. It's just common sense really. Why plaster your details about the internet for any hacker to get hold of. I pay for my PS+ pre-paid as well. Always the best option for me. Some might call it paranoid but I just call it being astute.

@Bow_T88 Not sure which free PS+ you are refering to but whenever I have had a free trial I just get a code to input into the PSN. No CC required.

#17 Posted by Jaysonguy (37124 posts) -

I always do this. My amazon, play, psn accounts etc... never store my CC details. It's just common sense really. Why plaster your details about the internet for any hacker to get hold of. I pay for my PS+ pre-paid as well. Always the best option for me. Some might call it paranoid but I just call it being astute.

You understand that people NEVER steal credit card numbers from stored cards right?

You're paranoid

#18 Posted by withe1982 (430 posts) -

@withe1982 said:

I always do this. My amazon, play, psn accounts etc... never store my CC details. It's just common sense really. Why plaster your details about the internet for any hacker to get hold of. I pay for my PS+ pre-paid as well. Always the best option for me. Some might call it paranoid but I just call it being astute.

You understand that people NEVER steal credit card numbers from stored cards right?

You're paranoid

Not paranoid. If I told you to stick your nuts in a sharks mouth and I can guarantee 100% he wouldn't bite them off would you still do it? I work for a company that had CC details hacked so I know it can happen (on a very small scale).

You say paranoid. I say better safe then sorry.

#19 Posted by Jaysonguy (37124 posts) -

@Jaysonguy said:

@withe1982 said:

I always do this. My amazon, play, psn accounts etc... never store my CC details. It's just common sense really. Why plaster your details about the internet for any hacker to get hold of. I pay for my PS+ pre-paid as well. Always the best option for me. Some might call it paranoid but I just call it being astute.

You understand that people NEVER steal credit card numbers from stored cards right?

You're paranoid

Not paranoid. If I told you to stick your nuts in a sharks mouth and I can guarantee 100% he wouldn't bite them off would you still do it? I work for a company that had CC details hacked so I know it can happen (on a very small scale).

You say paranoid. I say better safe then sorry.

Exactly, the credit card details were hacked, that's how it's done

No one wastes time going from account to account taking numbers

If you've ever made a transaction with that card on that service you're vulnerable if that service is ever hacked. All you're doing by removing the card each time is giving yourself unnecessary work.

#20 Edited by dipdish (799 posts) -

I deleted the information about my payment method just after I had subscribed to PS+. I'm a Turk, and everybody tries to fool you everyday in my country, so I rarely leave anything to chance. = )

#21 Edited by JoKeR_421 (8920 posts) -

@Jaysonguy: its not about being paranoid ...... if ppl want to buy things and don't want their cc info to get charged for w.e reason for ex. DC universe online if ur legendary expired and ur cc info is there it will charge u automatically for another month. Some ppl might not want that so as I mentioned just simply REMOVE UR INFO as soon as u done making any purchases.