Final Fantasy XIV Billing to Begin January 6th, 2012
A new post on the FFXIV website outlines several subscription plans for the game along with a few discount options. The standard monthly subscription for FFXIV is priced at $12.99, but players that opt to continue playing and pay the subscription can get a temporary discount and pay only $9.99 (this includes the cost of one character slot) until the release of the new FFXIV 2.0 update. This price also scales with 3 and 6 month subscription plans, which are actually priced for less and also include discount options. Additionally, players that subscribe to both Final Fantasy XI and FFXIV are eligible for further discounts.
Full details about the upcoming subscription changes are available on the FFXIV website.
Source: FFXIV Billing information