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”?