I suggest you pay $5 USD which will heavily increase your limits. These limits can, for example, be RPM (Request Per Minute) which in the Free Tier is limited to 3. There’s also a daily limit on token usage and also the amount of tokens used per minute.
Can you guide me through how do i use openAI for free without paying first? Because i haven’t done anything yet aside from attempting to use a pre-trained model and hoping to try my first prompt with it.
This is just my very first interaction with openAI where the error happened. I hope you can guide me on how to use my free credits for now.
I searched about this a bit and found that the usage limit: of 0.00/18$ says we have 18 dollar credits left. So I got to know that when we signup for using chat gpt at that moment they gave us our free API credits we didn’t know then so the free credit expires in a 1 or 2-month period. So that 18-dollar credit is most probably expired credit.
by the way I am new to this openai community and want to check freedom of sp.eech here,so I and giving you the way around again let’s see what happens. but with a bit of spice, a w.a_y around i.s mke new I d at ope n ai with a nw p.num_ber and u will get, f_ree cre,dits the,re
The suggestion to create a second account for the free credits is potentially a breach of the terms of service and may get your OpenAI account banned.
This advice is not helpful for anyone building real-world applications and we assume that our community members belong to this category.
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while potentially misguided, @anonymousambassador1 still raises an important point (implicitly) about access equity
The younger generation - apologies for assuming - has less access to disposable income to just throw at the api. IMO it’s incredibly important to allow these people to explore LLMs through the API, but there’s no real way for them to do it without breaking the rules. Even if they were frugal, they’d be punished because their credits simply expire.
I’m not sure if there’s a good solution for this, but I think it might be something to keep in mind.
Thank you, Mr. Diet, I express my sincere gratitude for your understanding and the kindness evident in your response. It is genuinely a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
Your observation regarding the curiosity of the younger generation, eager to explore futuristic technology, resonates deeply. However, our aspirations are often constrained by financial limitations.
For individuals living in different parts of the world even this seemingly small amount (which may be small for some, but not for others) becomes substantial when converted into their respective currencies. Our respected dictators, governing our democracies, impose only taxes, making it challenging to invest hard-earned money in a model which we don’t know how to work with. So that’s why we want to learn and test how it works and how to use APIs before putting it in API’s.
OpenAI, recognizing this necessity, has generously provided free credits. Regrettably, these credits often expire before users can fully exploit their educational potential. I personally encountered this setback when my credits expired shortly after my initial registration for ChatGPT. The subsequent confusion, exacerbated by my novice understanding, resulted in a demoralizing experience for a fledgling learner.
If OpenAI intends to empower users with insights into the model through free credits, mechanisms ensuring effective utilization should be implemented.
In essence, my contention revolves around two key points:
The user should receive free credit when they create their first API key, not when they sign up for ChatGPT. In this way, the credits will be delivered to those who are trying to learn or are working on it at the moment when they start their work.
Proactive email notifications regarding credit expiration would serve as a valuable means of keeping users informed.
Moreover, in instances where credits expire unused, given their unfulfilled purpose, there may be scope to consider either obtaining new credits for a fresh account within legal bounds or introducing a request mechanism to render those credits reusable.
Respectfully, I didn’t intend to take advantage of the system by accumulating more free API credits. I was explaining that our initial credit of $18 expired without us realizing it. OpenAI provides these credits specifically for learning purposes. To make the most of them for educational use, I suggested using another ID since the first credit wasn’t utilized, and OpenAI didn’t incur any costs as the credits expired without being used.