Microsoft Billing Is Pretty Stupid

february 5, 2005

I bought my MSN Direct watch (the original Swatch Paparazzi) sometime early Decemeber (first week) and activated it on the free month's trial of the MSN Direct plan that included Calendaring and Messenging. Late in December, I decided that I had no use for Calendaring or Messenging since both are Windows-centric. I went to the website and changed my plan from the plan with those features to the plan without them. Apparently it reset the trial counter because I just got charged for the service at the beginning of February. I guess Microsoft is still not that adept to building billing systems. So, if you decide to buy a new MSN Direct watch, here's how you can get two months of service for free, instead of just one.