Absolutely Free Online Psychic Reading:
The Real Cost

People often search for an absolutely free online psychic reading because, let's face it, seeing a legitimate intuitive can be expensive.  But, is this a good idea?  Is that 'free' reading really free after all?

Does Free Really Mean Free?

There is one super popular website that offers an absolutely free online psychic reading for the first three minutes for newbies to their site.  Actually, many of the popular psychic hotlines have introductory offers like this.

Sounds generally awesome, doesn't it?  It might be, as long as you keep these caveats in mind:

  • The first thing I noticed is that you have to give your credit card information up front in case you go over your allotted time. I would think that the majority of people go over their allotted time – if they didn't, the site wouldn't make much money.
  • The other thing to keep in mind is that you probably can't cover much in three short minutes.  So, if you are planning on taking advantage of the free reading offer, use the time to get a feel for the reader, rather than trying to get all of your burning questions answered.  It's so important to make a connection and feel comfortable with the intuitive you are working with.  Then, if you feel like the reader is a good fit for you, you can go ahead and purchase a full reading.

Many of the sites I looked at work this way. One site said that when your free minutes are almost up, you will hear a chime - at that point you can pay for more time if you wish.

So let's take a look at what the absolutely free online psychic reading could potentially cost:

If the psychic charges $6.99 after the first 3 minutes and it takes you 30 minutes to get your answer – which it most likely will - that absolutely free online psychic reading would cost $188.73 (30 minutes – 3 free minutes = 27 minutes).

Important Note: At first glance, it looks like you might be able to get a really cheap reading from one of these sites. One actually has intuitive readers for 50 cents a minute. But, when you read the fine print, you will see that that special pricing is for first time customers only - then the price goes up, even as high as $7.95 per minute!

Thinking of Try it Before You Buy It?

In the real world, you wouldn't visit a new hairdresser and ask them to cut a small portion of your hair to see if you'll like it, would you? No, you would probably get referrals from friends and find a salon that has a good reputation.

Referrals can be a great route to finding a wonderful intuitive reader or medium, too.  And many reputable psychics will refund your money within the first few minutes of your session if you feel uncomfortable, or if the psychic feels that they cannot read you.

What About Quality?

It may sound like I'm bashing psychic hotlines - I'm not.  There are definitely some fantastic and legitimate readers that work for psychic hotlines.  I know some of them personally.  The problem is that it can be hard to weed out the real intuitive readers from the non-legitimate ones.   Often, all you can see is a small photo of the psychic posted next to their name (fake names like Angel Moon are common), and a brief and vague bio.

And some spiritual communities do minimal screening of the readers they hire.  I heard a story about one man who worked for a popular psychic hotline.  He would tell his phone clients that he needed a few moments to shuffle his tarot deck and "tune" into the cards.  But that's not what he was doing at all.  Instead, he was making himself a sandwich while leaving clients hanging on the phone so that he would make more money!

It's sad that people do this.  They really do ruin it for the ethical readers who are gifted and want to help people.

If you are interested in trying a free online psychic reading, I recommend you check out Oranum (affiliate).  It's the only online spiritual community I know of that allows you to try out various readers absolutely free so that you can find someone you connect with.

My favorite thing about Oranum is that you are in a live video chat with the psychic you are working with.  This way, you get to see who you are working with and KNOW that they are focusing on you and not on sandwich making.  They also have a refund policy which you can read more about on their site.

Tips for Trying Free Psychic Readings on Hotlines

If you've decided that you'd like to try an absolutely free online psychic reading from a hotline, keep these tips in mind:

  • Use your intuition!  I know that sounds totally contradictory to the reason you are calling a psychic in the first place, but I would suggest that you trust your gut.  If you get a funny vibe about any of the readers you are thinking of working with, pass and select someone else.  There are plenty to choose from.
  • Be disciplined and set a time limit.  If you don't want to pay more than X amount of dollars, calculate how long it will take you to reach that limit and stick to it.

If psychic hotlines aren't for you, but you'd like a reading, you might like to check out this article about how to find a great reader.

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