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"A free trial where I give you my credit card number isn't free."

It is when you aren't charged for anything. It's basically a way to qualify a (future) customer.

...Also, what paywall were you hit with when creating the account you mentioned above? Right now, you can create an account and activate your timed trial without entering anything in. After 11 days, I send out an email stating "If you don't plug in your credit card soon, your account will be deactivated."

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