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Live Accounts switch to 360.What is going to happen?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by mhd1966, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. mhd1966

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    Hi All,
    I went into my local `Game` yesterday and after I had picked myself up off the floor after they told me that they were only getting on or around 50!!...a thought occured to me.....
    Remembering that the 360 will come with a 2 (or it could be 3) month free `Live` trial,what is going to happen to existing accounts that will be transfered to the new consoles,or,put it another way...will you get 3months free if you are an existing customer upgrading to the new console. Anyone know?
    Also learned that GAMESTATION are opening their stores at midnight on the 2nd Dec but not ones that operate in a shopping centre.
     
  2. Colgate7110

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    Microsoft has stated that existing accounts will migrate seamlessly to the 360 but I don't think they've made specific mention of the free trial and how it relates to existing users. Based on the current model though, I would say the free trial won't apply to existing subscribers - you definitely can't extend your full subscription just now using a trial code bundled with a game so I wouldn't expect you to be able to use the free trial with the 360 to extend your paid subscription either unfortunately.

    Cheers,

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  3. richard plumb

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    The last I heard, to get the 'seamless' migration, you have to tie your current xbox live membership to a .NET passport - thats the only way it'll migrate across automatically. And you'll end up with GOLD membership of course.
     
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    Mine's pre-order from Gamestation - in a shopping centre :(
     
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    The free Gold sub with the 360 is 30 days only and won't extend a current subscription.
     
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    That could be interesting for me if that the case as i've been banned from xbox.com for having an offensive username!
     
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    I've got a live account i havn't used for ages, when I tried to check my details it asks for the last four digits of a credit card I don't know the number of (to many credit cards), and i'm flogging the box so how will the account transfer to the 360, and is there a punter support line I can phone for help?

    update! the xbox has gone!

    Cheers.
     
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    Where do you find this .net number ?
     
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    .NET isn't a number, it's all to do with having a Passport account with Microsoft. You need to link your Gamertag to a .NET Passport apparently, linking details are here.

    Oh, and frozendexter, Xbox support is 0800 587 1102.
     
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    Cheers!! Lorenzini
     
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    Am I right in thinking Live silver will come as standard on the 360?
     
  12. Colgate7110

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    Sure does and it's free. You won't be able to play games any time you like though - that's reserved for the Gold service. For more info, check the FAQ: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1889585&postcount=7
     
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    while your here my live account expires yes wait for this on december 1st IIRC by the email they sent me :rolleyes: anyone seen a cheap 12 month subscription kit i can pick up ?
     

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