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Cancelling X-Box live

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by Haly, 15 Jan 2006.

  1. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: 6 Dec 2003

    Posts: 1,794

    Just wondering if when you cancel X-box live whether you can rejoin under the same account name at a later date?
    Don't really want to spend £40 renewing it atm but I might do at a later date, especially when I get a 360 but it'd be nice if I could keep the same username then. :)
     
  2. PiKe

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Lake District

    If you sign up on xbox.com with your existing account and convert it to silver I think you'll be able to keep it.
     
  3. TechnoCorruption

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 2,386

    Defantly cant keep the same name after you cancel, I found that out yesterday after speaking to Microsoft, you can always add 360 after your name like I did.

    Old Xbox Live - Agr3sive
    Xbox360 Live - Agr3sive 360

    as you can see I put a lot of thought into my new name :)
     
  4. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: 6 Dec 2003

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    Hmm I'll have a think then. Not paying £40 to renew because I don't use it enough but if I can find a subscription somewhere for cheap then I might do.

    Thanks for the help :)
     
  5. TechnoCorruption

    Wise Guy

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    Game were doing a old Xbox Live subscription with PGR2 for 19.99 if you purchased anything else, and I believe they sell things like cables for a couple quid, you can then off course migrate it when you get a 360.
     
  6. Haly

    Woman of Honour

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    Looks like it's back up to £39.99 now :(
     
  7. PiKe

    Capodecina

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    I'm almost positive that linking your live account to your passport will retain the username.
     
  8. ~J~

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Oct 2003

    Posts: 7,558

    Location: London

    That's the deal I got. Bought a King Kong pin badge for a quid and the XboxLive pack for £19.99. :)
     
  9. roboffer

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,599

    Location: Sunderland

    Game arent doing that deal AFAIK, but you can get them for a little over £20 on the auction sites. HMV were still doing BOGOF on the PGR2 pack, so costs £40 for 2 years. I could try to get hold of one for you if you like (They had more last tiem I was in), and Ill pass the other subscription on to someone else for £20. Let me know.
     
  10. TechnoCorruption

    Wise Guy

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    It will do until you cancel the account, the bloke at Microsoft said that as soon as they delete an account they have to delete the username permantly as well to stop any kind of fraud.

    I bought a Xbox Live subscription in July and cancelled it in September as I sold my xbox, shame I dint know about migration at the time, I just had to fork out another 40quid for my 360 live.
     
  11. PiKe

    Capodecina

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    Theres no need to cancel it though is there, just downgrade to silver, it doesn't cost a penny.
     
  12. Haly

    Woman of Honour

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    I've just done it just in case :)

    I'll have a look tomorrow :) should be in the area to check. Thanks for the offer though. :)
     
  13. TechnoCorruption

    Wise Guy

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    Oh right, didnt realise you could do that.
     
  14. PiKe

    Capodecina

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    Haly now you've a passport, login to xbox.com, click your gamercard and choose account management, you should be able to drop down to Silver from there.
     
  15. Haly

    Woman of Honour

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    That;s not what I'm trying to do though :confused:
    What I want to do is cancel my X-Box live subscription for a few months then when I have the money resubscribe keeping the same name. Or really, I just want to know if that's possible at all. :)
     
  16. PiKe

    Capodecina

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    But Silver doesn't cost a dime so why would you want to completely cancel it?

    There's 2 tier's of live now:

    Silver = £0/pa but you can't play against anyone.

    Gold = £40/pa and you get full functionality.
     
  17. Haly

    Woman of Honour

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    Because I'm talking about X-Box Live not X-Box 360 Live. I don't get a choice of types of subscription :p It's all or nothing :/
     
  18. PiKe

    Capodecina

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    I thought registering on xbox.com would give you the ability :(
     
  19. Haly

    Woman of Honour

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    Nope :/ I get told to look on x-box live on the console which then offers either renewing for £39.99 or subscribing monthly.