Solved is it right for hotmail to charge over $150 for a email coms

January 9, 2013 at 23:06:51
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after being with free hotmail for over 5yrs, they now want to charge over $150 for a service fix, so I cancelled, what a ripoff of the common man,shame,shame

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January 9, 2013 at 23:18:26

5 years email for free and you call that a ripoff? Without details of exactly what your problem is, and what you are to be charged for, it's difficult to comment further. I've had a couple of hotmail accounts for more than 10 years now and I get 25GB of free storage on SkyDrive with each of them. That's what I call good value.

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January 9, 2013 at 23:36:49

This sounds like pure bull to me. Hotmail is free, exactly what sort of "service fix" are you talking about?

I don't want to be rude Ricky, but looking at your other posts, you have very little computer knowledge and I think you are confusing Hotmail with something else here. Please clarify what you claim Hotmail to be charging you for.

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January 9, 2013 at 23:42:37
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...and what's to cancel? You just stop using Hotmail if you don't want to take advantage of the free service any longer.

Sounds like a scam to me.

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January 9, 2013 at 23:45:56

It sounds like a disgruntled user who is frustrated because he doesn't understand something about Hotmail so he is out to discredit them.

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January 9, 2013 at 23:51:25

I'm more charitable. I suspect that the OP is the victim of a phising scam that has no connection with Microsoft. If I took notice of every email that I get telling me I owe people money I would be a very poor man (and the whole world would know my bank details).

OP - tell us more. I think you are the victim of fraud.

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January 10, 2013 at 00:45:51

You could be right, it just, was not expected,after years of no charge, It is for my email being comprimised,I am not rich, so that is a good amount to me.I do understand you pay for sevices rendered.

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January 10, 2013 at 00:52:16

You are so right,I have very little computer knowledge, that is why I am upset.Am i being taken for a ride or is this the norm?$150 for a computer comprinise cleanup?

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January 10, 2013 at 00:55:18

You are almost certainly being taken for a ride. Ignore the message. If you are still worried then post the exact text of the message here and someone can check it.

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January 10, 2013 at 08:41:47

Hotmail is owned by Microsoft, there is a free version & a pay version (Hotmail Plus). It will soon be replaced by

Who is trying to charge you $150? Is it possible your system is infected with "ransomware"? Did you try Hotmail support?

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