This App Could Save You Hundreds By Cancelling Your Subscriptions When Free Trials End
Can't keep track of all the trial subscriptions you've signed up to? Now there's a new app to help you automatically cancel them, so you don't forget to.
The nifty app called Free Trial Surfing, which was developed by Josh Browder, could potentially save you hundreds of pounds on unwanted subscriptions.
Launching in the UK today (Tuesday, September 17th), the free app works by giving users a virtual credit card and a fake name when asked to enter card details to start a free trial on sites such as Amazon, Netflix or Spotify.
This virtual card helps to avoid sharing your personal details and protect you from continuing unwanted services should you forget to cancel it.
Essentially it acts as a middleman between yourself and the provider. Once your free trial comes to an end the subscription is automatically cancelled thanks to an algorithm.
At the moment, the app is only available on the App Store for iPhone users, but there are plans to launch an Android and web version in the future too.
Speaking about his new venture, app developer Josh told the BBC: "The idea for this product came when I realised I was being charged for a $21.99 (£18) gym membership from over a year ago that I was never using.
"In fact, I had completely forgotten that I had signed up for a free trial in the first place. Constantly trying to keep track of when a 'free trial' period ends is annoying and time-consuming."
The app was launched originally in the US, where Josh is originally from, six weeks ago and said that 10,000 people had signed up to try Free Trial Surfing.
Previously, Citizens Advice found that the average person spends £640 a year on unwanted subscriptions so this most definitely come in handy to stop unwanted payments coming out of your bank.
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