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How to Cancel Netflix Subscription and Get Money Back

Introduction

Netflix has become a standard when it comes to consuming entertainment. This was not the case just a few years ago, they have become a giant in the business. It used to be the case that streaming services were just not available. You had to either download your chosen content or try your luck with services that were not all that good. Because of the advances that technology has gone through we can now depend on services like Netflix.

Our bandwidth today is many times higher than what we had just a couple of years ago. The Internet is now everywhere and on virtually every device.

It used to be the case that you had to have a tv to watch movies or any kind of video content. That is not the case anymore. Where you had to choose from a few channels now you can select from an endless selection available online, much of it free. Since you now have many options and Netflix is not the only one anymore, let’s talk about canceling their subscription.
How to Cancel Netflix Subscription and Get Money Back

A bit about Netflix

Netflix is a streaming service, this means that they provide video content for you on demand. Whenever you request a movie or series from them they send the data directly to you. This means that you do not have to wait for a download to finish to begin enjoying what you want to watch. Their service is so good that if you have a decent internet connection you will never see a loading screen. It works very well and fast. They have become an industry giant because of the quality of their service, but there is another reason: their business model.

They used to limit themselves to distributing other people’s content. You were able to find a great selection of content on their platform, and this gave them an edge. People were eager for a service that worked well and had a good selection of titles. At times it can be hard to find something good amongst the ocean of free content that is available. Netflix removed this complication by selecting between what they considered would be the best. It worked very well for them.

This came behind a pay-wall. Netflix has always been a subscription-based service. There is no free Netflix alternative. You have a 30-day trial available, and after that, you have to pay. This comes with some advantages and disadvantages. We will cover a few here.

Advantages of a paid subscription model


1.Curation: 

Like we touched on before using a paid model gives you a great advantage. You will not have to select between endless options of various levels of quality. Netflix will do that for you. They make sure that you get something that is of high quality. Don’t worry about quantity, there is so much great content on Netflix that you will never have enough time to cover it all, and it constantly changes too.

2. Support: 

Being a paid service gives you access to technical support. Any concern you may have about your experience with Netflix will be address by them promptly. Their tech support is great. They are fast and efficient, also very polite. You have many ways to engage with them too, so that is very convenient.

3. Guaranteed quality of service: 

Since they are providing a service to you, they have to commit to provide a high level of service. This means that Netflix is always up and that it works. It works on nearly every screen nowadays, including TVs and smartphones. You can even get Netflix today from your cable TV provider, it comes ready out of the box in the device that they provide. Using Netflix has never been easier, and it is a great experience. Their level of service is excellent indeed.

4. No ads: 

This is a big one. Having access to free content often means having to sit through ads. The amount and length of ads today are getting higher and higher. This can be a problem. There are situations in which you simply cannot have an ad popping up every few minutes, this is the case with screens that are left playing on the background, for instance. Knowing that you will never see ads while using Netflix is a great thing that most of us appreciate a lot. This is only possible thanks to the subscription model. Free content depends on ads to make money.

Disadvantages

1. Access to a payment method is required: 

This is a very common problem. Not everyone has access to a credit card. Without a credit card, it is not possible to access the subscription service. Although other payment methods are starting to become available, this is not widely spread yet. If you do not have a credit card you will not have access to what you are trying to consume.

2. You do not control the content: 

You will only be able to freely choose between what Netflix has decided to make available to you. This is not a big deal with Netflix because we have already seen that there is a huge selection of excellent content. But you may find that the thing you are looking for is not there, or was removed.

3. Fees may change: 

Netflix reserves the right to change the price of their subscription at any time. No negotiation.

4. It can be too expensive: 

Of course, this is the main concern for many. In many places of the world, the price of Netflix is simply too high. Your own financial situation may change, too. This could make Netflix too expensive to keep.

Can you get a refund?

You can, of course, cancel at any time. The month you paid for will be available to you, but you will not be able to get a refund under any circumstances. This is stated very clearly in their terms of service and they have a very strict No-refund policy. Be mindful of this when subscribing.
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How to Get Netflix for Free Without Credit Card

Introduction

We have become used to having access to Netflix. It used to be the case that Netflix was not a common thing, it is everywhere now. We now take for granted the ability to simply start Netflix on any of our devices. This is because it truly is very easy to get it to work anywhere, and the price is still accessible to many. There are still a few obstacles to getting access to it, even if you can afford it. We are going to cover a few options here today. We are sure that you will be able to benefit from at least one of them. That should help you in getting access to Netflix for free without a credit card. Let’s go over them one by one and see.
How to Get Netflix for Free Without Credit Card
Free options

You can get Netflix from your cable provider

This still amazes me. Netflix used to be a bitter enemy of cable providers. It has been one of the main reasons why traditional television is in such a decline. After all, they cannot compete with a service that gives you the freedom to select what you want at any time. It really is so powerful that they have grown in an incredible way. This has given Netflix a huge power of negotiation and cable companies have had to fold. You can find many cable providers around the world offering Netflix with their bundle. With this option, you get a Netflix account to access all of their content. Since cable providers have other payment methods you can dispense with the credit card, and it often comes free when you get the rest of the package. This is an excellent choice in many countries around the world.

Borrowed account

This may not be strictly what Netflix has in mind when they provide their service, but they have complete control over who gets their content. They know very well which account you are using, and from which location. Since this is a very common practice everywhere we can probably assume that they do not mind. Especially because it would be very easy for them to force you to stop. If you can get a friend or family member willing and able to use their card you can offer them to split the bill. You could also not make such an offer and get Netflix for free from them. Just be careful not to take advantage of your loved ones.

From a Netflix prepaid card

This is not widely available yet. There are countries where you will not find this option. If you are lucky to live somewhere where this is available you will be able to avoid using a credit card. You may get a Netflix Prepaid Card as a gift in this context, which would give you access to their streaming services for free. Now you just need to find someone willing to gift that to you.

Not so free options

All of the options that we will cover below aren’t truly free. You will be able to activate an account and get access to a free trial. The trial lasts for 30 days though. After that, you will have to put money into your preferred payment option to continue to use Netflix’s services. There are ways to extend the free trial, but we will not cover them here. Check these out if that is what you are looking to do. A quick online search will provide you with the results you are looking for.

With a virtual credit card

This option is not exactly free. Actually, it is not free at all. We cover it here because it is a good alternative to a credit card. You may find that you can get access to a virtual credit card. This could be the case even if you have no access to a traditional one. This is becoming more and more common, there are websites and apps that provide this service. You usually have to add a balance of money to that virtual credit card, and then you get to use it online just as you would with any other card. In this digital age, this is going to become the future. It won’t be too long before we have a lot more options than just credit cards for our payment needs.

Paypal

Although you can add a credit card to your PayPal account, it is no longer required. If you have a source of income that gives you money in the form of a Paypal deposit this is a good option. There are also other ways in which you can make a deposit into your PayPal account without having to use a credit card. These options can change locally, but there are a few available. This is another option that requires money from you, it is not a way to get the service for free after the free trial is up.

Like we said before, there is a way to extend your free trial. Look into it if that is what you aim at doing. We seriously recommend paying for Netflix if you can afford it. It really is worth having such a great quality service at your fingertips. Prices can be a bit high in some parts of the world, but it is quite affordable in many others, and still a much cheaper alternative to regular television.

Conclusion

We have covered quite a few options to avoid having to use a credit card. In some cases, you can avoid paying altogether. Having these options available is a great thing. You never know when you are going to need one of them. Keep them in mind for yourself, or as an alternative for someone that might be asking you for your account! Thanks for reading.
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Hi, I’m Sourajit Saha, An Online Marketer & Pro-Blogger From Kolkata, India. I Have Been Blogging Since Last Quarter Of 2010. I Started Blogging As A Hobby, And Soon It Turned Into Passion And Later Profession. Click Here To Know About Me!

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