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Xbox live gold - free one month trial question

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Hope this is the right place to post this, and i'm sure there is a simple answer.

Just got an Xbox 360 Elite, which apparently comes with a 1 month free trial of Xbox live gold.

I've created a gamertag/xbox live account but when I sign in it only says i'm signed in to silver - what do I need to do to get the free month gold trial?

Thanks.
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
should be a code somewhere on the box look all around it also sign in and out of live once after creating th etag and check the email address associated with the accoutn to see if you have an varifycation code or soemthing there

its been so long sice i did anytihing like this
#2
Thanks.

I looked through the manual's as I was taking all the bits out, i'll have another look - what's the format of the code (ie. AA-1234-BBBB etc?)

I created the gamertag a few weeks before christmas, so that it would be available on the day - would this have anything to do with it?
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miffy93
Thanks.

I looked through the manual's as I was taking all the bits out, i'll have another look - what's the format of the code (ie. AA-1234-BBBB etc?)

I created the gamertag a few weeks before christmas, so that it would be available on the day - would this have anything to do with it?




Wont work mate tried it with the nephews a few weeks before.
You have to setup the account through the xbox console and when it aks for a messenger id you have to use one that you havent tied to a gamertag,
I set my nephews up through xbox.com 2 weeks before and we could only get silver working on xmas day
hope this helps
#4
it's nothing to do with codes. It used to just offer you the chance to try gold for a month free during the silver signup procedure but i've heard rumours it may not do that any more since the new dashboard but not tried it. Also you could only ever have a maximum of 4 trials per xbox so if the elite you got was 2nd hand they could have already been used
#5
Thanks for the help.

It's a brand new console, so that rules that out.

It sounds like it's to do with creating the gamertag 1st.
#6
Aye just do it through the console and it works no probs :thumbsup:
#7
From memory....

After downloading and setting up the new dashboard, select the "signup for xbox live option".

You are given a few options for xbox live Gold - lowest being for one month at about a fiver. reject these to signup for silver, then you are automatically given the one month trial of Gold.

I wonder if those who select the one month option for a fiver also get a free trial (I doubt it). Bit of a sneaky way for MS to earn some extra?

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