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ThuG NaTioN
03-16-2004, 09:58 AM
man do you really need a credit card? becuase thats dumb if you do becuase i don't have one and my parents don't give me they credit card number for things like this

anarchyZERO
03-16-2004, 10:01 AM
you can buy one of those pre paid card things cant you?
i think you can go to eb or gamestop and pay like 50 bucks for this access card for xbox live for 1 year...

or something like that

ThuG NaTioN
03-16-2004, 10:04 AM
no im buying xbox live and would like to know if i need a credit card to sign up and all that

Chaotic
03-16-2004, 10:07 AM
Yes, you need a credit card,debit card,check card etc...

I'm not sure about what's stated above about buying a pre-paid credit card. I haven't seen those myself.

ThuG NaTioN
03-16-2004, 10:10 AM
ok well my mom would give me her debt card whew thats all cleared up

anarchyZERO
03-16-2004, 10:11 AM
no no no...you can buy xbox live subscriptions in a store...instead of using a credit card you put the number of the card you bought in and its paid for.

ThuG NaTioN
03-16-2004, 10:14 AM
anarchyZERO so you never used a credit card even to sign up?

anarchyZERO
03-16-2004, 10:16 AM
well yea i used one...because my mom didnt mind giving her card number.

but im saying you can buy subscriptions in a store.

ThuG NaTioN
03-16-2004, 10:17 AM
yea but even tho the 12 month free card comes with live i still need to put in a credit card right?

anarchyZERO
03-16-2004, 10:22 AM
your not following me.
they make the pre-paid subscription cards for people who dont/cant use a credit card.

http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/product/238820.asp

ThuG NaTioN
03-16-2004, 10:24 AM
why buy that when u have 12months free?

anarchyZERO
03-16-2004, 10:26 AM
your questions was if you could do it without a credit card.
all im saying is yes you can.

ThuG NaTioN
03-16-2004, 10:35 AM
ok but why would u buy a extra subscription if you have 12 months free? can u get on with out a cc with your 12 months free? with out buying another subscription?

riptor_j
03-16-2004, 10:35 AM
You dont need to have a credit card, as someone else said, those pre-paid cards work well. Hopefully you can join me soon. :cheers: On XBL that is. lol

ThuG NaTioN
03-16-2004, 10:37 AM
when i first get xbox live it comes with a free 12 months card can i use that without using a cc or do i have to buy a pre-paid card and throw the one that came with my xbox away?

anarchyZERO
03-16-2004, 10:38 AM
i think i know what you talking about...i got the 12-month free one too and i still had to use a credit card.

so yes...if your mom wont give hers up. you have to spend 50 bucks to use xbl.

ThuG NaTioN
03-16-2004, 10:40 AM
oh ok

l Maximus l
03-17-2004, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by anarchyZERO
i think i know what you talking about...i got the 12-month free one too and i still had to use a credit card.

so yes...if your mom wont give hers up. you have to spend 50 bucks to use xbl.

Actually, dude...that's not accurate at all. That 12 month subscription card is to renew your XBox Live subscription when it expires. It costs $49.99 instead of $69.99...and the reason for the lower price is because people won't need to repurchase a headset, etc.

No matter what, XBL requires a credit or debit card. This is primarily for downloading new content that actually costs something...it's rare for a cost, but, it says it bold and clear if it costs money. I haven't seen anything exceed $4.95...and that was for a new course in Links 2004.

Also, if you still think I'm in error, please tell me where...because I work at an electronics retailer and we sell those things with the intention of only renewing XBL subscriptions. They cannot be used as a replacement credit/debit card.

Hope that helps :)

Slowride
03-17-2004, 04:27 AM
u can buy a 12 month subscription at best buy or another electronics store.....I think you still need to enter a credit/debit card # though.

anarchyZERO
03-17-2004, 09:54 AM
These are some user reviews from ebgames.com. no, i dont know for a fact that you dont need a credit card...but these guys used one of these subscription cards and apparently they didnt need one.

THIS IS GREAT NO CREDIT CARD ALLOWED!!
This Is Too good, But It's True Thats Good! I've always wanted to play Xbox Live with other people but I needed a credit card and that really sucked. Nows theres this! No credit Card? Works for me. more>

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
This is way to good. Its great for kids who don't have a credit card and you don't have to worry about an overcharge. more>

ThuG NaTioN
03-17-2004, 09:54 AM
so u have to buy new rosters for sports games and all that? thats really dumb ps2 lets you download them for free

NorCal Kid
03-17-2004, 10:35 AM
If your playing DDR, Mechassult or Links then you might have to pay for your DLC...if your playing any other game than they will problay be free, most of the roster updates for say ESPN Football are free and most other sports games. But I don't think you can download premium content witht that renewal card.