I am literally attempting my first API call and ran into this 429 issue

The issue says:

        "message": "You exceeded your current quota, please check your plan and billing details.",

If I check my billing quota it says 0 used and I am literally just trying to hit the API with postman to see whether I should use it in a project. Why could this be happening?

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I had the same issue. It turned out that the credits I was seeing on my account had actually expired some time ago. You’ll probably need to add your payment details and pay for usage.

I thought about that but my payment details are there unless it takes a while for it to sync?

Another possibility is that it already reached the limit but I assumed that updates on real time, doesn’t it?

You should be able to see your usage and limit here:

However, if everything there looks right but its still not working you can try two things:

  1. Try a new API key
  2. Go to “Help” on the top bar of the OpenAI API page, and send them a message
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