Everything you need to jump into fun with Xbox LIVE!
Take your Xbox 360® online for games, HD movies and more
Gain access to a huge array of online features and downloadable content with the Xbox Live Gold 12-Month Starter Kit. The 12-month Gold subscription enables you to team up and compete with friends and other gamers online for exciting multiplayer action. Connect with friends via Facebook and Twitter or communicate directly through in-game voice chat and text messaging. Communication is made all the more simple thanks to the included chat pad and wired headset.
Attach the chat pad to your controller to send text messages easily or use the headset to enable in-game voice chat — essential when you only have a second before the enemy detects your teammate.
This Xbox Live Gold Starter Kit includes a 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription and 400 Xbox Live Points, granting you access to an abundance of downloadable content. From classic arcade games to downloadable HD movies and TV shows, this membership is your key to a wealth of entertainment options. Gain access to exclusive game content and special sneak-peek game demos to make sure you stay ahead of the pack. The included chat pad and wired headset let you communicate with ease, bringing you further into your gaming world.
Customer Reviews of Xbox 360 Live 12 Month Gold Messenger Starter Pack (includes 1 Year Xbox Live, 400 Points, Chatpad and Headset)
The keypad makes the search much easier for games, movies and tv shows. The Gold membership for XBOX is a must have if you are an online gamer or like watching movies and tv shows on Netflix, Hulu Plus, etc. The headset allows talking to my friends online while playing games.
It is a great value for everything it brings in this small bundle. Was looking for just xbox live but saw this and had to get it. If you message a lot then this product is for you, a little bulky so gets in the way if you have small hands! Still convenient though.
Essential for xbox 3608/29/2013
Having an Xbox Live Gold account is needed to get all the functionality out of your xbox. The starter kit comes with a 12 month Gold account, a 400 point ($5 U.S. dollar) card that can be applied to buying games, etc. You also get the chat pad - makes entering text a lot easier; and you get a headset to be able to talk to friends. The headset is OK, there's better ones out there if you use it a lot but fine for occasional use.
This chat pad fits right on you xbox control its comfortable not hard to use. we order two and they work get
x box live combo12/23/2012
I really enjoy using the keypad attachment
A must buy6/20/2012
In my opinion Xbox LIVE Gold is the one of the best features about your Xbox 360. Without it you may as well just get a PS3. Being able to play on a reliable network with your friends and other people, streaming music, movies, and downloading Xbox LIVE Arcade games is the reason why the Xbox is the best gaming console out there right now. I also got my 12 month sub card the next day even though I selected 2 day delivery, way to go Buy.com!
Such a great deal, you usually buy Xbox Live for $49.99. The price of [$] is a must, I jumped on this immediately. You get 12 months of Live, 400 Microsoft Points, headset, and the chatpad, a $20.00 value. The chatpad is such a useful accessory, my friends usually respond "how can you type so fast?"
best part is the keypad6/8/2012
dont know what we would do without it super useful apart from that its a pretty good deal for what it brings
Everything is plug and play, in every sense of the phrase. -Points, simply enter the code written on the piece of paper, done! -Xbox live membership, see prior -Add your chat pad, just plug it into your controller, done! -Headset, just plug it into your chat pad or controller, done! I love the chat pad, it even has a backlit keyboard. No going letter by letter any more. The headset works perfectly, it is not a heavy gaming headset, just a speaker and a mic boom, but all you need. It is nice that it has an on/off switch through. Best of all, I bought this just for the xbox live membership, so the other 3 items were basically free, but all of good quality and things I would have needed to get anyway.
A great value bundle4/19/2012
I really wanted to get a chatpad to make my life easier for searching on the xbox. The cost of a chatpad by itself was more than I wanted to pay. When I found this bundle, the year membership and the chatpad, I couldn't turn it down.
Best price I've ever seen for Xbox Live. Searched for a good price and found this awesome bundle.
Great product great price3/28/2012
This is the best deal around especially when matched with buy.com great price and service. You get 12 months live gold, chatpad, 400 points and headset. They all work great and at this price it is worth getting more than one of these to have around.
This is a great product! The price is also amazing for what you get! Normally at a retail store this is $75 Just the Xbox live card is worth that much but for the same price you also get chat pad, headset, and 400 Microsoft points! and I received it the next day! Best buy ever!
not bad to used at all!2/2/2012
not bad to used at all! cool! play for 1 week, still love it!!
I've checked around, and all the physical stores in my area charge around $75 for this bundle. I like the chat pad, even though it's hard to get it to snap onto the controller fully and it doesn't fit my original wide-connector headset properly. With the year of Live and $5 worth of points, it's a much better deal than buying the parts by themselves. I'll probably buy another each year, even though there's not much need for multiple headsets or chat pads.
I have to say that I am thoroughly pleased with this bundle. Considering MSRP for just the 12months of XBOX live costs 59.99 by itself, the lagniappe makes it more than worth it. 1 - 12 mo of XBOX live. Gaming on the 360 is nowhere near as worthwhile if it isn't done on line. 2 - The chatpad is an awesome addition and allows easily redeeming codes and chatting via text. 3 - 400 MS Points is a plus and you can get some good games/add-ons 4 - The headset is solid, and can last with a little care.
XBOX Live Messenger Pack12/13/2011
The first chat pad I received did not function properly. I contacted XBL support and they could not troubleshoot the issue. They offered to exchange the item on MY dime. Buy.com took it right back and provided a prompt exchange with no return shipping. IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THE CHAT PAD: When you initially install the pad into your controller and find that it doesn't work, chances are you haven't pushed it in far enough. When you install it you will hear a "click". THEN push on the pad again to hear a SECOND click. This second click correctly seats the contacts to your controller. You really have to push hard in order to get that second click. Hope this saves some time and effort thinking that the item is defective when the only thing defective is XBL support.
chatpad and headset not working / fitting????10/22/2011
got the package.. sounds like a good deal.. the chatpad does not work.. dont know why.. also odd ..is the headset plug does not fit into the chatpad but fits directly into my xbox 360 controller... buy.com sent me an rma and shipping label..hopefully they send me one that works..without any hassle
Great price and it came with awesome accessories definitely cheaper than buying just a 12 month at the store
Great affordable bundle for online gaming!9/21/2011
If you do a lot of online gaming this is an awesome bundle to get. You get 12 months of xbox live gold, the chat pad, 400 points to use on the store, and a wired headset for voice chat. If you don't already have one or more of those things definitely consider getting this! The chat pad for instance fits perfectly on the controller to allow you to type messages quickly. It would have been nice if you got a little more than only 400 points but I'm happy with the purchase and it's still a great deal instead of buying everything separate.
Makes setting up your xbox a little easier. The keypad is very nice if you are planning on messaging your friends. They headset is your typical cheap headset, nothing to write home about, but no complaints on it either. Would highly recommend this package if you are looking for a year subscription and plan on using your messaging.