I just got accepted to use OpenAI Codex, and I assumed that this text “During this initial period, the Codex models are offered for free.” would imply I could use Codex without having credits. However, when I try to generate some code in the playground, nothing is happening, and when I inspect the Firefox console, I’m seeing an error:
UserError: You exceeded your current quota, please check your plan and billing details.
Does this mean the models are not free? Or the model is free, but I still have to pay for using the model?
It didn’t happen to me and I have been using Codex for weeks.
Did you select the right model in playground? Check screenshot in below.
Hi Nick, thanks for the response. Yes, I was sure to the model, but this is the error I got:
(no error in the UI though, only in the console)
Ok, Erik, then I have no idea why its happening to you as I am also holding personal account and testing Codex pretty everyday in last few weeks.
I checked my browser console and didn’t see the same error message like yours.
No worries Nick, I’ve reported the issue to OpenAI, I hope they’ll come back to me. Thanks for looking into it, appreciate it!
My best guess is that even if codex doesnt use your tokens you probably still need a card linked to your account? Openai should fix this though.
You were correct, thank you. After I linked my CC, it now works, and I’ve implemented a OpenAI Codex module for my project, Datafaker.net!
They probably run a check every time a model is run to make sure they can bill you, even for free models where they wont. Good luck with your project
So you just linked it by clicking on the button? And they didn’t charge you anything, even if you got the email, where it says, “As a reminder, you’ll be billed at the end of each calendar month for all usage during that month, as outlined on our Pricing Page”?
Don’t know if this is the same thing but I opened a free account a couple of months back, not sure when, don’t know how to check but signed up for the Openai API today, trying to aconnect via Hugging Face chatgpt-demo and immediately hit the “You exceeded your current quota” blocker, yet usage account shows 0 requests.
If I try providing the credit card verification data and “it has been 3 months” will I get a minimum charge, thought I saw somewhere $120 is that correct? Or does anybody know if it will allow me any free time?
You’re free $18 ends after three months. Unfortunately, I don’t think you can get it back if you didn’t use it.
The $120 is not a minimum, it is the default maximum. So if you use 1 cent of AI for the month, you will get billed $0.01 for that month.