App of the Week – DoNotPay
Very few things are ever truly free. You always end up giving up something in return. A free trial or gift often requires you to take action or get stuck with a bill. That is why DoNotPay is the App of the Week.
We’ve all done it. We enter our credit card number into a website and get a free gift or service for a limited time. We promise ourselves we won’t forget to cancel the service after the trial period. And then we forget. What was free has now turned into a monthly bill. DoNotPay puts an end to that.
A 22-year-old coder and entrepreneur named Joshua Browder created a service called Free Trial Card. It’s available now through the DoNotPay app.
The idea is really beautiful. The Free Trial Card is a virtual credit card you use to sign up for those free trials of any service or product so you don’t have to use your real credit card. When the free trial period ends the card automatically declines to be charged bringing your free trial to a pleasant end.
It eliminates those costly memory lapses. The app even sends a legal notice of cancelation to the service. DoNotPay will email you when you sign up for a service and again when your trial ends. A reminder that if you want to convert your trial into a paid subscription you’ll need to enter your actual credit card information.
DoNotPay is the counter punch to companies that offer a free something but put in the small print that you must cancel the service by a certain date or you’re hooked into a contract.