The World of Warcraft Starter Edition lets you access World of Warcraft for free -- all you need is a Battle.net account and a broadband internet connection.
You can create a Starter Edition account by visiting World of Warcraft Account Creation, receiving a Recruit a Friend invite, or using a trial key found in some physical versions of our games. The Starter Edition will remain active indefinitely, even if you decide not to keep playing. You can upgrade to the full version of World of Warcraft at any time.
With the Starter Edition you can:
Create new characters.
Level any character up to 20.
Earn up to 10 gold per character.
Level any profession up to 100.
Chat in /say and /party.
Whisper your friends.