It's time for some spring cleaning, friends.
Here’s a list of direct links and phone numbers to 65 popular tech services. Some are harder to quit than others, forcing you to call to speak to a live person who’ll undoubtedly try to talk you out of your decision (be strong!). In those instances, I’ve listed the phone numbers directly under the service name.
For most of the others, the link under each one’s name should either lead you to a way to close your account online with a few clicks or to an email address you can use to request that your account be closed. And if you’re not sure which accounts you even have any more, here’s a handy trick to look them up.
Contact Apple Support (choose Account Management > Managing or editing an Apple ID)
Cancel service or remove a line from an account (wireless: call 1-800-331-0500)
Other services (Internet access, TV, home phone, etc.): Call 1-800-288-2020
Cancel or Make Changes to Your XFINITY Service (call 1-800-934-6489)
How do I disconnect my DIRECTV services? (call 1-800-531-5000)
MyDish – Cancel Service (call 1-888-496-1260)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a request that your account be deleted
Customer Support (email email@example.com or call 1-877-788-7858)
Account settings (select the “Data” tab)
Cancel Membership (streaming)
Log in to your PayPal account, then click Profile > Close Account (under Account Information)
Rovio account page (click “Delete Account” at the bottom)
Contact Spotify support to delete your account
Time Warner Cable
Transfer or Cancel Service (call 1-888-892-2253)
Considering canceling your TiVo® subscription? (call 1-877-367-8486)
Other services (Internet access, FiOS TV, home phone, etc.): Call 1-800-837-4966
(See also: Delete or restore a Google Account)
Privacy FAQs (see fourth question)