pinkgem

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Name pinkgem
User since September 7, 2011
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TV-FOX - Watch TV Online

Credit Card? Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I can't say this is really a review of this add on because I never got that far. On the registration page it wants you to provide credit card information. It states that it's free and you won't be charged, but I've learned the hard way that once you provide your credit card (or PayPal acct) information, companies can take liberty to charge you for whatever they want when they think it's warranted. I had one that did this and I didn't discover it until months later that they had been billing my account for 6 months. It was a cost that didn't jump out on my statement. Then one day I received an e-mail from my bank stating they were going to pay this bill with my credit card. This was the first time I received an e-mail like this because I had just signed up to put a watch on the card, mainly because it was a new feature that my bank offered so I thought I would try it, but also because of all the problems that were coming up with credit cards after the Target fiasco. I'm glad I did, but I should have watched my account closer. I wondered why my balance never went down. I just thought it was because of all the blood suckers that take chunks of my money every month and slyly increase rates, $ by $ until you catch them (e.g., cell phone, TV, internet, etc). The e-mail stated that my February payment of $30 would be deducted on a specific date for my revolving account with them. I didn't know who it was until I called the telephone number listed by the charge on my VISA statement. After I finally figured it out, I was furious because I signed up for free usage, but when I didn't find what I was looking for, they said I would receive more information for a one-time fee of $19. I still couldn't find what I was looking for so I thought, what a waste of money to spend $19.00 for something that didn't give me much more information than what I received with the free version. Apparently somehow they decided to start charging me a monthly fee of $30.00. I told them they must have it buried that piece of information somewhere on their website because I would have never agreed to that, and I pointed out that if they looked at my usage over the prior 6 months they would notice that I didn't use the site except that first time/day. Long story short, after 45 minutes on the phone with multiple staff and managers, I was able to get them to refund most of my money, but not all of it. But that was success compared to what they originally offered. So I don't care who it is, I will never give my credit card information to a site that states you can use it for free. I was really looking forward to watching TV when I'm in my office. Right now I'm just using an antenna on one of that pop under you counter TVs. I could hook up another TV to my Direct TV account, but after paying $120.00 a month for 2 TVs when I only watch 6 channels, it just just irritates me that I will have to pay even more every month. I remember when TV was free and everybody had those ugly antennas on their roof (yes, I'm dating myself). I would take that option back any day because I don't watch premium channels. This $120 is just one step above their most basic plan. This "rating" was longer than expected. My purpose wasn't to vent (even though it seems like venting) as much as warn people about my experience with something like this. It's actually the second time this has happened but it was with my PayPal account and I caught it the first time they charged my account. But PayPal paid them because I had agreed to let the company charge me monthly and of course the company didn't give me a refund. If this hasn't been a problem for you and you are enjoying this add on, I'm glad for you and I'm bummed for me:( Thanks for reading my long "rating."