I used the free trial for OpenAI and was very satisfied with it. I would like to continue using OpenAI. Outside of the US, however, credit cards aren’t nearly as common. I personally know nobody with a credit card, and the few that do own one do so for the explicit purpose of being able to make purchases from US stores and services.
With credit card being the only available payment option, I am afraid I can no longer use OpenAI until an alternative payment method is made available. I do not wish to go out of my way to get a credit card when this is the only thing I’d be using it for.
Frankly, having no alternative payment is incredibly excluding to people outside of the US and I hope OpenAI considers adding an alternative sooner rather than later.
Sadly not. My Debit card has international payments enabled but OpenAI doesn’t seem to accept its card number when trying to set up a paid account. May I ask what kind of Debit card you have that works?
PayPal is very commonly used online and should be supported.
I had a period of time I couldn’t renew because my card had been blocked as someone got access to use it fraudulently. I finally got a replacement and could renew, but it took time.
Direct debits from bank/credit union accounts are also an option that would help a case like that, though internationally PayPal and some of its competitors would be more helpful, and also would have allowed me to renew on time.