Credit card declined - solved for now

Hey people,

No issues for 2 months then I got that dreaded “Credit card declined” error when renewing my ChatGPT plus. Windows laptop, FireFox browser.

Tried multiple other cards to no avail. Visa & Mastercard.

Turns out logging in from Safari, on an iPhone and paying with Apple Pay (with the same original card & billing address) solved the issue.

I’m in Singapore - definitely on the approved country list. Something weird with Stripe. Not sure why and what the OpenAI side can do, seeing that they take so long to respond.

Thought I’d share. Hope this helps. Hope this fix lasts.