In addition to releasing patch 1.3.2 yesterday, Bioware announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic is now playable for free up to level 15, without any time limit:
Announcing the Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial
Today we are excited to announce the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Free Trial*. Now you will be able to live out your very own Star Wars™ saga with thousands of other players up to level 15 with no charge or time limit! The Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial allows individuals, without a previously active Star Wars: The Old Republic game account, to see a portion of what the game has to offer with no payment method required.Free Trial participants will experience the opening adventures of each of the eight character classes in the game. Players will explore their classes' Origin World, and may even have the opportunity to visit their faction’s Capital World! Additionally, Free Trial players will have the chance to face off against other players in Player-vs.-Player Warzones, or join up with friends and play through a Flashpoint.
Players who have previously participated in one of the Weekend Pass Free Trials or the Friends of Star Wars: The Old Republic Trial are also eligible to join this new free trial!Visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/trial to create your account, download the game, and begin your free trial experience! Have questions? Visit the Free Trial FAQ for more details.