Just a few years ago, when you bought a game, it was quite expensive, but all the functionalities were included. With freemiums and in-app purchases, things have changed.
The apps and basic games are often made available free of charge. You have to pay small amounts whenever you want to obtain new functionalities or to advance in the game. In the heat of the action, it is often difficult not to yield to temptation, especially when payment can be made with a simple click, without getting out your wallet. But the sums mount up and quickly inflate the bill. They can even exceed the price of the full application.
The same applies to freemiums, where all the basic functionalities are made available in exchange for advertising or your data. To obtain functionalities of better quality or to avoid receiving advertising, you have to pay a subscription. Very often, the subscription is taken out for a term of at least one year.
In short, some things are free on the internet, but they often involve a well-hidden price.
- Before installing an app, check whether it will only work with in-app purchases. If so, it is better to choose a paid-for app which includes all functionalities. In the final analysis, this solution is often less expensive.
- Before buying any elixir for a monster, ask yourself if it is really useful or reasonable. Avoid buying in the heat of the action. Take time to think. Does the game still make sense if you can buy all the powers from the start?.
- Configure your devices to block in-app purchases.
- Get information before taking out a subscription, particularly about the cancellation conditions, which can be very complex.