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My son deleted my Hotmail account!! I need it! but can't

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my son deleted my Hotmail account!! I need it! but can't find a way to get t back. about two weeks ago (he turned 18) he wanted to get off my account & on his own for xbox so he thought the only way to have his own identity on this account would be by deleting me! and instead he deleted the both of us.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I'll be happy to assist you.

The good news is unless he specifically went and chose to "deactivate" the account, then your account will be fine.

Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

Do you know if this is what he did?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I believe he did just that.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
hello?! what's my answer??
Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

If you go to https://outlook.live.com/owa/ and attempt to log in, what does it tell you?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I've tried this already, it tells me account is not recognize or exist
Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

Ok, thanks. Your next step would be to contact Microsoft directly. You can contact them from here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus?forceorigin=esmc&wa=wsignin1.0

Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

I don't believe the account is fully closed as there is a delay so there is a good chance your account will just need to be reactivated and you'll be back in business.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the problem is I don't know how to communicate with Microsoft direct. I have hundreds of link options & I don't know where to go to get the help I need.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I think if I paid you $42 I should be able to get more help that this please!!!
Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

I understand. You do not have to pay unless you're satisfied with the help. The issue is I cannot restore your account since I do not work for Microsoft.

If you follow the link I listed then click on Accounts & billing, you can choose an option to have Microsoft call you as soon as possible.

Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

Or, you can chat to a Microsoft tech which would probably be the quickest method of communicating with someone.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok, I see just stay with me. i'll try this.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
first option didn't work a sing in to my account pop up.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
where can I find the chat button?
Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

It looks like it will require you to sign in too, for chat. Have you tried calling their support at 1(###) ###-####

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no i'll that that next
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
im on hold
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
getting transfer again.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I was told by Microsoft (Otasha) that no way I can recover my account!!
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
im devastated! can you please return/credit back the $37
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
hello!
Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry to hear that. You are not being billed for this session.

Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

I surprised though because it takes 270 days before the account is fully inactive.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
but I see in my account that I was billed already.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
you'll remove the charges in my bank account than?
Expert:  Breland replied 11 months ago.

I do not have control over the billing but if you do not accept the answer then you will not be charged. But just to be sure, it may be a good idea to speak with our customer service to make sure you are not billed. They can be reached at 1(###) ###-####