Having Payment Issues? Try These Solutions
There’s been a few people complaining that they are having no luck with paying for Netflix with their Australian credit card at the moment. It seems to be an intermittent issues, as plenty of other people are not having problems. In any case I thought I should collate all the tips and comments people have made about credit card payment issues here so there’s one central resource for it:
- So, using the unblock-us access I just created a new American based paypal account with an American address and put in credit card info to that, which it accepted. Then went back to netflix and paid via that paypal account, and it went through.
- This site sells Netflix gift cards especially to people outside the US. It works and works perfectly, so if you’re willing to take the step it will solve your payment problem – http://www.buyfrompowerseller.com/netflix-outside-the-us/
- There is a “Load & Go” credit card from Australia Post that you can buy and set your address to the USA – http://auspost.com.au/finance-insurance/load-and-go-reloadable-visa-prepaid-card.html – see this article from the Sydney Morning Herald -> http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/computers/blogs/gadgets-on-the-go/need-a-us-credit-card-try-the-post-office-20130517-2jqg5.html
- Another comment from the SMH article that could be worth trying: There is a more difficult option. You can legitimately open a US bank account from Australia with a bank like HSBC. They will then issue you a US based debit MasterCard (this is a debit card but works exactly like any other MasterCard) which you can use for all US purchases. Only problem is opening the US bank account is rather cumbersome and tortuous, but it is worth all the initial pain. Here are some other things to try first if you don’t want to try the above solutions:
- All those having credit card subscription problems: Make sure you are logged out of your netflix acc on your computer, then purchase a netflix subscription gift card from netflix.com/gift. Email the giftcard to your registered email, and when you click the email link to claim it, it attributed the new subscription to your account….job done!
- Try change the DNS settings at your router, not on the actual device, especially if you’re paying with an Australian credit card.
- Some people have had success by changing their post code. So just keep trying over and over with different post codes.
- Just adding a ZERO before your normal postcode has worked for some people.
- Try using a .com email address rather than a .com.au address. Also make sure you’re using an American post code, or adding an extra digit to the end of your real postcode.
- This guide here explains how best to go about setting up your address and payment details, so definitely try it.
- Persistence is key – I’ve heard a few people say they just tried over and over and it ended up working.
I’ll add more tips and tricks here as I find them. As always leave your comments here if you have had success. It’s definitely still working