Pricing and subscriptions An example of a prepaid 2100 card, which can be used on Xbox Live Marketplace or Games for Windows The Silver level service is free, while the Gold level requires a paid subscription. Xbox Live Gold subscriptions can be purchased directly from the Xbox 360, with a credit card and many retailers sell subscriptions, often at a discount. When purchased directly from the Console, the Gold subscription pricing is as follows: Country 1 Month 3 Months 12 Months U.S. $7.99 $19.99 $49.99 United Kingdom £4.99 £14.99 £39.99 Canada C$ 8.99 C$ 29.99 C$ 59.99 Singapore SGD 13.90 SGD 34.90 SGD 79.90 Sweden SEK 79 SEK 199 SEK 599 Europe € 6.99 € 19.99 € 59.99 Australia AU$ 10.95 AU$ 29.95 AU$ 79.95 New Zealand NZ$ 10.95 NZ$ 29.95 NZ$ 79.95 Japan ¥819 ¥2079 ¥5229 If users associate a credit card with their Xbox Live account, when the current subscription ends, it is renewed automatically. When this occurs, a notification e-mail is sent to the e-mail address registered for the account. In order to cancel this automatic renewal, users are required to phone a customer service number as cancellations cannot be made directly from the console. This procedure has been criticized by some users, particularly with respects to requests made by customer service operators concerning the reasons for cancellation That says that the Silver level is free. Is that true? What exactly do you get and don't get with that rather then the Gold Service?