SAFE renew with code, there is no option for that?
I purchased F-Secure SAFE box from local shop to renew my SAFE subscription.
I tried to follow instruction on F-Secure help-pages:
Got stuck on part 3
"In the Orders and Payments page, click on the Renew now button next to the description ‘Renew your current subscription with a code’."
There is no option "Renew your current subscription with a code"!
There is only 2 days left on my current subscription.
I have used F-Secure products many times and never has renewal been so difficult.
Must give BIG thumbs down for F-Secure.
When my SAFE informed me about 28 days earlier that my subcription is ending soon, immedeately i logged on to my SAFE account and made renewal request.
Then.... silence.... waited 3 weeks until got confirmation email and bill to pay.
By then i had already bought box version of SAFE from local store and was ripping my hair out trying to figure where to enter that **bleep** code!
Now i have canceled that bill that came by email and still haven't figured where to put that code that i have.
It says in that link:
"Note: If, however, you have purchased your current SAFE subscription directly from our online store, you cannot renew or extend your subscription by using a code."
So, I guess that's the problem, but I'm not sure how you get around it. It does say at the bottom of that article something about cancelling the auto-renewal in order to renew with a code. Is that what you've already done?
Thanks for pointing that out.
Must have been blinded by frustration so that i didn't notice that text.
I have never used auto-renewal option and it's been on manual from the beginning.
So i have been f**ked up by F-Secure.
Day by day F-Secure i starting to look alike all those companies that it mocks about being hard to use and not caring for it's customers.
I hope they will answer to my support request that i sended earlier this week.
I guess that the only option is to cancel and delete my current account and then create a new one.
Hopefully i can then create new account using the same email address.
Then it's time to take a roadtrip to my parents and relatives to reinstall and reactivate their copy of SAFE because i have used my spare devices (5 devices licence) on their computers.1 1Like
I think they will need to change the email address on the existing account for you to use it again with a new one, but IIRC, they have done that for other users, so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. Hopefully someone from FS will reply here in the morning to confirm whether that is possible.
As interesting sidenote.
I returned to that help page to read the renewal instructions again.
Then i switched languages from bottom of the page.
The english version is the only one that mentions tha you cannot renew licence with code if you purchaced from F-Secure online store.
In Finnish, German, Swedish and Norwegian there is not a word about that. (if i translated them correctly)
I live in Finland and usually use finnish instructions, and sometimes english.
What it actually says at the bottom of the one I'm seeing (English), is:
Note: We do not currently support the combined use of auto-renewal subscription and codes. If you want to switch off the auto-renewal feature, do as follows:
- Go to Orders and Payments in your My SAFE portal.
- Click Cancel your subscription.
- After this, you can use your code to renew or extend your F-Secure SAFE subscription.
So, if you've not already done so, maybe you need co cancel your current subscription, which will then enable you to renew with a code?