This is the kind of shady billing that really chaps my hide.
ESPN INSIDER FORCES SUBSCRIPTION AUTO-RENEW
If you sign up for "ESPN Insider", they actually force you to auto-renew. This means that one day, you look at your credit card and you see $49 charge from ESPN on there. No email notification, no nothing.
ESPN.com will automatically renew and charge a Customer’s account as follows:
* Once per month for a Monthly Subscription
* Once every six (6) months for a Six-Month Subscription
* Once per year for an Annual Subscription
I’ve NEVER heard of this. Usually, they make auto-renewal an optional element of membership for convenience, (in the form of a checkbox or some kind of indicator stating that that was your will) but subscription services NEVER automatically force people to perpetually auto-renew.
NO WAY TO CANCEL ONLINE
And not only do they basically just take your money automatically, then they have no way on their web site of "canceling" your account. They take the tact of basically making it difficult to cancel your account through obscurity. I challenge you to try to figure out how to unsubscribe.
I did an Internet search and turned up a phone number to call.
Call 1-888-549-ESPN to cancel an account.