Remove the requirement of having to enter your credit card information for something thats free.
It used to not be a requirement and it serves as an inconvenience to some people.
Seriously, why should a form of payment be entered for free content? It doesn't matter how easy it is to add, it isn't needed.
Setup a free Paypal Account, It will solve the problem.
With paypal you can link a
or use whatever is in you paypal wallet.
Next time you go in to the store to get a xbox live card you should just get a prepaid visa card from Walmart or something and use that to "buy" your subscription on your xbox. Then you can use that card to also get your games for gold for free. Problem solved.
M3tal Daz3 commented
The xbox 360 still uses the old marketplace so i don't think this will be solved
Sign up for a free PayPal,account, get a debit card from your bank, or get a prepaid card. You have to have a method of payment on file for it to process.
teflon skull commented
Just adding to it, I pre-paid for a year of Gold. So, no, I'm not on a free sub.
teflon skull commented
Sad thing is, it has to be a bug. I can download free with gold xbox one games. But, if it's a free store item, like an avatar, or a free backwards compatibility game through games with gold, it throws a fit, won't let you use paid for credit, and tells you to add a CC to download a free item. Makes 0 sense.
Batty Bogan commented
I refuse to have a credit card. All earthlings should. No good comes from them.
eX C0N commented
When you answer your question, in your question. The 1 free month is NOT just for the heck of it. It's a trial. Most all trials nowadays require a valid cc. Tracking who abuses a program etc. They won't revert back, and I don't blame them.
MACHO MANN ALT : Money grabber?
how can you say so, when in fact there is no auto-renewal if you will receive a XBOX Live Gold 25 digit code and redeem it on your account. The use of Credit Card verification is that they will be able to know who keeps on creating new gamer tags or account just to get the free 1month gold.
Please do this! I have missed EVERY 360 game offered through the Xbox One Games with Gold because I don't have a credit card. I love the Xbox and would really like those 360 games every month! It even happens with free avatar stuff as well (couldn't get the recent free Guardians of the Galaxy avatar items) because I need a credit card. It also has been happening for as long as I have had my XB1. Please, please fix this! I feel like I am being punished for purchasing prepayment cards.
Ps Looking forward to Scorpio!
Let me just create a new gamer tag to get a free month without buying anything. They catch on to that quick..
Dev Mr Rose commented
I've never experienced this myself before but i have a friend that has encountered this issue and i haven't had the time to report it, but he tells me that when he goes to the game that's free and backwards compatible he clicks to ¨confirm purchase¨ and it would take him to a screen saying to go to the xbox website or to get it via his xbox console.
I am sure Microsoft will look into this issue with requiring a credit/debit card for acquiring free games.
In the meantime I suggest using a card and simply removing it after you download the game.
Buy a $20 preloaded visa card from Walmart. Enter the card number as your account info. Activate your live gold free trial. Cancel before it charges you for the next billing cycle or buy a 3 month or one year gold code/card before your trial ends. Easy. Simple. It works.
Buy a $5 to $20 preloaded visa card at Walmart. Enter the card information as your credit/debit card in your profile. Download your free games. It works. There is even a help page on Microsoft that explains this process and why a card is required.
Buy a $5 preloaded visa gift card at walmart. Insert that card number in for your credit/debit card information. It works.
This really is just Microsoft trying to strong arm 360 owners.
Midnite Rider commented
Don't fall for the Xbox scam, you spend thousands of dollars on their products, games, videos and movies and when things suddenly no longer work (Purchased digital content including TV shows, Music Videos, Movies, etc. no longer work because they have made changes to their UI and if you don't have proof from 14 years back to current date for absolutely every single little thing you have purchased they don't care, refuse to help you and accuse you of never having bought it from their store front. I have spent days trying to resolve my issue and they totally refuse to make my 16 GB of music videos, TV shows and movies to work because I can't pull receipts out of my *** from 10-14 years ago, and yet I have videos I have paid money for even as recently as 2011 and they don't even have ANY records. I say ***. They have records, I found somewhere where I could see purchases for games and add-ons, but low and behold when I try to load the page that shows my video purchases the page will only error out no matter what browser I use to try to view it. Bottom line is they will take your money and tell you to FO because you can't produce receipts from over 10 years ago that should be reflected in your on-line account. If I ever get money to buy a new console I will never ever buy another MS product and I suggest you follow me. I am not a tech novice by any means, My profession has been robotics and computers, I know my way around any tech. , they tell me to just download it over again but it is hard when they don't show any of the video content you download. I have never purchased and digital content from anywhere but the Xbox Store, this is how they treat a disabled vet and a 14 year long Live member. Just the fees for their service for 14 years should get them to help me, let alone the over 500 games and 6 or 7 consoles since the original Xbox came out. I am on a fixed income and a new console is not an option so I guess I will just have to consider I've thrown all my money away supporting Xbox and their consoles. Too bad Bill Gates can't see this but believe me I am copying this post in it's entirety and am going to spread it to every new station, paper and show, as well as the entire Tech community, the gaming community and everywhere else I can find to post this on the internet. You have *** the wrong person over Xbox. I am a disabled vet that was using this as therapy, Looks like PlayStation will get my support from now on, and I hope you look at how much I have spent since 2004 on your consoles, games and add-ons because you will not see that again from me and I will do all I can to inform ALL vets, and the entire tech community on the internet of this farce you run and the fact you refuse to help me. I even asked to speak to supervisors and was totally Ignored. That's how much they care. They don't care about you at all, all they want is your money.
Choco Da Great commented
I keep missing out on great games because i have no credit card. If anyone has a bogus credit card just to get games with gold please feel free to send me a pm and share your details with me. I just want to be able to buy blackops 1