Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership


A big world of entertainment is yours with Xbox LIVE 12 Month Gold Membership. Enjoy instant HD movies and TV shows from Netflix or choose from 3,500 live and on-demand sporting events and highlights from ESPN on Xbox LIVE. Jump right in to online games with friends around the world. Plus, enjoy personalized music with a Zune Pass and Last.fm, update your status on Facebook and be part of what’s happening on Twitter right on your TV. Launching in November is the Xbox 360 Kinect which makes your entertainment even more extraordinary. Imagine controlling movies and music with the wave of a hand or the sound of your voice, or chatting on your TV with Video Kinect. Upgrade to Gold Membership today for more games, entertainment and fun online with the Xbox Marketplace.

$ 43.05

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  1. 719 of 767 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Prepaid Is Better, December 19, 2006
    By 
    J. Gable
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

    To start off, I’d like to say that X-Box Live is amazing and worth every penny. Online gaming is incredibly fun and quite a good way to pass time.

    That aside, there are downsides to X-Box Live that can be avoided through prepaid cards. Number one, you always run the risk that unwarranted transactions will be made if your credit card information is stored on your X-Box 360 system. It may not happen all that often, but it’s best to avoid it all together.

    The biggest reason to buy prepaid Xbox Live card is the renewal process that happens when you don’t use one. If you order X-Box Live through your system, it’ll renew every time your subscription runs out. This wouldn’t be a problem except that it’s not that easy to cancel. Instead of canceling through your system, you have to go through the hassle of actually calling X-Box Live support. Even then, depending on the representative you get, you may be hassled to keep your subscription because they really don’t want you to cancel it. I’m guessing that’s part of their job to convince you to keep it, but it still is frustrating to the person that is trying to cancel it.

    You’ll have to go through this process every time you want to cancel if you don’t use a prepaid card. Is that hassle really worth it? I don’t think so. Therefore, avoid all of the problems by simply buying a prepaid card. You won’t be sorry.

    UPDATE: (3/6/2011): I updated this review about a year ago pointing out that you could disable the subscription on X-Box Live’s website. As of this update, they’ve taken that feature away again. I’m guessing Microsoft must have seen a major increase on people who canceled their subscription, thus now forcing you to call their customer service hot-line again to cancel. Even if they add it back, just save yourself the hassle and get a prepaid card. You never have to worry about dealing with customer service that will try their hardest to get you to stay on as a recurring customer. Amazon also gives great deals throughout the year. You could save yourself $20 to $30 sometimes just by checking to see if Amazon has these prepaid cards on sale. What’s not to love about that?

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  2. Trent Sturgill says:
    112 of 122 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Better than buying one in a retail store., August 23, 2011
    By 
    Trent Sturgill (Indianapolis, IN) –
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    Amazon Verified Purchase(What’s this?)

    I decided to purchase one of these when my current subscription expired. It took a matter of minutes, and I was logged back on to my Live account. It was also about $10-12 cheaper than it would’ve been if I went to my local big box store (not to mention gas and time). Here are the steps that I took:

    1. Purchased it on Amazon.com
    2. Checked my e-mail to retrieve my Xbox Live Code immediately after purchase.
    3. Logged onto my account on xbox.com, and put the Xbox Live Code in. (Or enter the code on the Xbox 360 dashboard.)
    4. Turned on my 360 and viola! Instantaneous access.

    I plan on purchasing this again when my current subscription is up. It’s a total no brainer.

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  3. 139 of 163 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    xbox rocks, December 3, 2004
    By 
    Robin (Bendover, MI) –

    This site is the cheapest I have found for this card.<br />
    Do not pay for your live service monthly on your credit card.<br />
    It’s alot cheaper to buy one of these cards every year.

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