No access to GPT-4 API (I paid to find out that I don't have access)

ChatGPT Plus, both in Playground and through the API I do not have access to GPT-4, the only place where I have GPT-4 is in Chat. I have not had access for 2 months, which is since the beginning of the Plus subscription.

import os
import openai
openai.api_key = os.getenv("OPENAI_API_KEY")

> python check-api | grep -i gpt-4

> python check-api | grep -i gpt-3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
      "id": "gpt-3.5-turbo-16k-0613",
      "root": "gpt-3.5-turbo-16k-0613",
      "id": "gpt-3.5-turbo-16k",
      "root": "gpt-3.5-turbo-16k",
      "id": "gpt-3.5-turbo-0613",
      "root": "gpt-3.5-turbo-0613",
      "id": "gpt-3.5-turbo",
      "root": "gpt-3.5-turbo",
      "id": "gpt-3.5-turbo-0301",
      "root": "gpt-3.5-turbo-0301",

Talking to the helpdesk bot is fruitless, they ask the same things 5 times, when starting a new conversation you have to repeat everything from scratch.

The funny thing is that they know I don’t have API access to GPT-4 models and yet they make me give some meaningless information. I’ve been wondering for a month why my Auto Agents can’t access the GPT-4 model and what I’m doing wrong.
I feel that I have been frustrated and cheated.

EDIT: I finally cancelled my paid subscription, this solves my problems with the API.

You’ll still have access until the end of this calendar month, after which we’ll send you a final invoice and begin rejecting your API requests.


As far as i know ChatGPT Plus subscribers only have access to GPT-4 through the ChatGPT website, not through the API.

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chatGPT plus and your api account are two different accounts, both can be had separately without the other :laughing:

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A plus account and API access are two different things. I thought that when I bought GPT-4 access I was also paying for API access.

Im literlly dealing with the same issue as we speak. Im trying to create an api link with Zapier. I currenly have the 20.00 per month chat gpt plus. but seeing your thread informs me i need to pay a seperate fee. If i pay for the api would i be able to just create my own chat bot with GPT4 capability without having to pay for OPEN API AND CHAT GPT? Or do i have to pay for both.

Well in response to my own question. I put an addtional 20.00 into Open Ai and i was granted access to the Chat GPT4 Connection for Zapier.