I recieved this in my email today: subscription to The Sims Online™ will expire in 7 days. To continue your game play uninterrupted, just click here to login to your account and activate your billing. In seconds you'll be back in the game. Don't leave your Sims, friends and neighbors behind! I thought it was free till Aug 1? Why do they want my money? Why should I pay for something that A- is suppose to be free, and B- cant play? Rest assure friends I wont leave ya behind like EA is leaving our Sims, friends and neighbors behind!!