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Orlando, FL, United States
I'm a cellular biology student at UCF by day, and a bartender by night. I love science, the outdoors, rowing, and dancing. I listen to many genres of music, but I enjoy trance and dubstep the most. Also, I play too many games.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I don't want to pay for Netflix anymore

I used to watch a lot of Netflix with my brother, but for the past six months or so, I haven't even turned our television on for more than a few hours.

Since I can't sit still for long enough to get through an episode of pretty much any show, I usually watch all of my favorites on my tablet. I have the HBO2GO app and can access all of the major network's websites to stream shows once they've aired on TV.

This pretty much makes my Netflix subscription useless. Which it has been from the start, really. I've had it for a few years now, but when I think about it, I've probably only watched five or six movies and a few episodes here and there with it.

So... I was telling my brother that I was thinking about canceling the Netflix and he laughed at the fact that I actually pay money for it. He went on to tell me me how he has been getting free Netflix for the past six months or so.

He text me back a few minutes ago with this link, and said that he's been doing this forever and for more than just Netflix.

http://lifehacker.com/5872744/extend-free-trials-indefinitely-to-try-out-services-for-as-long-as-you-need

If you don't want to click the link, here's the summary:
1) He buys a $25 prepaid debit (refillable) card
2) Sets up a new throw-away email account
3) Sign up for Netflix and get a free month
4) Use the $25 prepaid debit card before the Netflix billing
5) Abandon the the prepaid card, email account, and Netflix subscription

Anyways, the only reason I posted about this is because I'm pretty much raging over the fact that Nikko has had a Netflix account the entire time he has lived here, and never even mentioned it.

9 comments:

  1. Good idea, but how do they not catch on to the name and address being the same on so many different accounts?

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  2. I always saw Netflix as a waste of money, I just find a streaming site and hook up my laptop to my tv, don't even have cable tv. I have known about this method though, my old roomate did it.

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  3. I have no idea about the address thing. I imagine you could just make up an address or google a real address up.

    I don't think this would work for movies that they mail to you. It's probably only going to work if you're streaming the content to your TV or computer.

    :3

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  4. Noone should use Netflix, or any other resource as long as theres a better and free alternative provided elsewhere.

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  5. If you're going to scam it for free you might as well torrent at that point. IMO

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  6. I had netflix for two months, and then stopped using it. I only watched like 5 movies.

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  7. netflix's streaming selection is pretty lame movie-wise, and my local cable provider doesn't do hbogo :(

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  8. screw netflex there is tons of free streams online all u do need is simple proxy such as hotspot and u're good2go ;)

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