So, I signed up for the a free trial with NOW on July 9th, and then immediately cancelled it so that I wouldn't be billed a month later if I forgot about it.
I even checked back in early August on the site to make sure I cancelled it, and sure enough I did. So I thought everything was fine.
Then, low and behold, August 9th I get an email from PayPal telling me I've been billed €15 by NOW!
What's the deal here? Is it an error? Or do NOW regularly scam people?
I emailed NOW customer support immediately on 9th but 2 days later and I still haven't heard a peep back from them.
This is definitely not cool.
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@Anonymous User wrote:
Yea, I got an email about the cancellation.
It's all sorted now, via chat, they were fairly decent about it, but it turns out the trial I signed up for was for Entertainment & Cinema, and when I cancelled the membership it didn't cancel Cinema.
It was one of those times when you really have to read the fine print in the trial, but of course you don't know that you have to do that until it's too late.
I think NOW definitely have to be more transparent with this type of subscription/membership status.
Hi @Anonymous User
so you cancelled the entertainment membership, but not the cinema membership. You will see quite a few people on here that get caught out the same way as you did. On the system entertainment membership and cinema membership are different products, meaning each one needs to be cancelled separately. But as you found Now are usually quite reasonable about it when people get caught out.
Now does say that each membership type needs to be cancelled separately in their help articles. However, I personally think they need to plaster it everywhere or give the user a warning when they are cancelling that the cancellation process, they are going through will only cancel that particular membership type and not any others that may be active.
I would agree that there should be a combined Entertainment and Cinema membership BUT as long as the separates, as they are now, were kept that way. I say this because I personally have no interest in the Cinema membership and so prefer Entertainment as a separate product.
However, a price adjusted combo membership could be a good initiative that may bring in new customers.
It’s something I’ve been thinking since the announcement of Paramount+ coming to the UK especially free for those with Sky cinema via the Sky TV package.
Whereas if there was a combined package of entertainment and cinema, like in the US. The powers at be could then fully justify adding in Paramount+ for us at NOW. As there is so much Paramount+ I watch and would be beyond content having NOW for most of my watching pleasures.
More so if we are upgraded to day after US airing thanks to Peacock and Paramount+. My opinion is for that very reason bring it on!
You know Gavs
I can see where you're coming from, while I'm coming from a completely different perspective. You see, I feel I currently have so much TV that I'm starting to find it difficult to keep up, e.g. NOW, Amazon, Roku, YouTube, Pluto and so on, plus I have to keep some space available to listen to my digital music.
So to take on anymore would be detrimental to my "something or other" (need to work that one out) and TBH the films on offer are not that exciting.
Notice I have not mentioned terrestrial TV, on which I love watching Judge Judy and Frasier, or BBC iplayer, on which I love watching cricket, some football and some other sporting events.
Yeah, I'm getting a bit overwhelmed.