Thank you for your interesting thinking.
Zing Zeng
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Possibly! What you’ve described falls somewhere between the Bait-and-Switch (http://darkpatterns.org/bait-and-switch/) and Forced Continuity (http://darkpatterns.org/forced-continuity/), though less of the latter if they are being up-front about the duration of the “trial period” at the time of purchase.

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