Should you cancel your Netflix subscription?

Does Cancelling your Netflix subscription delete your account?

It doesn't sound like it on Amazon's site.

What should you do?

In the UK, cancelling your Netflix subscription is easy. All you need is your debit/credit card number.

From other countries, it depends. It might be worth calling Netflix (or trying to reach them at the American Customer support) to find out, but if you're not careful they can ask for any card you've got. If so, you'll have to start from scratch. In some cases, you might even have to send your stuff all over again, depending on what card you gave.

So here are my best guesses for what might happen: You can still watch the videos and movies on your account without a fee to keep them on your devices or the account. And you can re-download them, but you'll need to pay a fee to keep them in good condition.

It could make more sense to deactivate your account instead. If you deactivate an account, everything is deleted but not your personal data. In this case, you'll no longer be able to access the site - except from a VPN connection, as it'll think you're still a member.

You won't get the subscription fee refunded. Your data isn't safe with Amazon. Even if you deactivate the account and erase everything, it will retain data that points to your credit card account. This data can be passed along to marketers and law enforcers, as the BBC discovered when attempting to stop publication of their news.

On the plus side, if you decide you want to cancel anyway, you have a way to rejoin at any time. But first things first! Why cancel your Netflix subscription? And it's worth doing. Netflix costs about 7 per month, with free standard UK TV streaming, and some other free services such as Spotify and NowTV.

Saving money. You get more content for less money with Netflix's new Unlimited service. You can get more content than before, but they don't force it on you like traditional cable networks, and they let you watch it without ads.

Does Netflix refund money if I cancel?

I've been reading on some sites that they refund money if you cancel, I know it's not a question about money, but I'm trying to find out the answer.

What are the terms of cancellation? Is it like the movie rental business where the customer gets to keep the money for 30 days and then has to return the DVDs? Does anyone have a term of cancellation? Re: Netflix refund money if I cancel? I have a 3 year term contract and they don't refund unless you cancel. I think if you don't cancel within 14 days they do automatically cancel the service. You have to return the disc if you do cancel. It's a total ripoff when they can charge what they want and not worry about you returning the disc.

Actually, if you cancel within 30 days, they will issue you a credit for the rest of your membership at the end of your period. But, I'm not sure if this would be for the next billing cycle, or the one after. If it's for the next billing cycle, then if you're still paying for it when the next one comes around, you'll get billed for the current month again.

If you cancel before the 30 days are up, they will not give you a credit, and I believe they will end your subscription immediately. That's what happened to me when I canceled my last subscription. They ended it when it was only 2 days old, so I got credit for the first day of the next month.

But I'm not sure if there is a way to cancel while you're still paying for the month. I'm not sure if you have to pay for the rest of the month, or just the next one. I haven't paid for the next month since I canceled.

EDIT: Since I wrote this, I found another post on here that says you cancel while you're still paying for the current month. It says to call customer service, tell them you are cancelling, then give them the confirmation code.

Should you cancel your Netflix subscription?

After spending just two months of my life, I have no idea whether the streaming service is something you should ever cancel, but if you want to cut it before the January 30th renewal deadline, a new email has appeared in my inbox.

From Netflix. We're now offering a service available on more than one device at oncefor some of you, that means cutting the cord for good. This limited free offer is ending on January 30, so if you haven't signed up already and are considering cancelling your subscription, now's your chance to take part in this exciting new experience. Don't have time to play catch-up? If it's been more than a week since you set up your Netflix account, it will automatically cancel after January 30th, and we won't charge your card.

Netflix made a decision earlier this year to offer its own original productions, such as House of Cards, Master of None and Orange is the New Black, without a mandatory subscription. Since then, however, it has changed its rules, with the new Terms of Service stating: From now on you will be unable to cancel your subscription through your member account if you watch, sign up, or interact in any way with content other than viewing shows, movies, or TV content while logged into the member's account through the Netflix Service (the 'Member Account'), other members' accounts, social media applications, and other features on the Services.

Of course, if you already know you're going to cancel in early January, then there's no harm in trying to make it through to the end of January, and you won't lose any of the free perks you get when you watch via the web. You cancel online up until midnight CET, when your credit card will be charged in full for the next renewal. In a strange twist of technology being used by someone else, you cancel online by clicking on the link in the email:

If you are using an app which does not offer the cancel button (for example, the Roku streaming box), it seems that it is not currently possible to cancel if you've opted in for the limited offer; you have to delete the app before they do it for you.

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