Verizon Activation with Visa Gift Card?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by JeepGC, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. JeepGC macrumors regular

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    I tried to activate my iPad with a visa gift card and got a message saying that the activation failed along with an email from vzw saying the payment was declined. The balance on the card is sufficient for the data plan I am trying to purchase. Can you use a gift card to activate it?
     
  2. XXFirefighter macrumors regular

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    Nope, they aren't "real" cards...
    Because if you go over your data plan and no more balance, they can't charge you...
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Is the card for the exact amount of the price? If so, it might be doing a $1 preauthorization then charging the real amount, so the real one got declined because of the pending clearing of the preauthorization.
     
  4. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    It would be a whole lot easier calling Verizon. My guess is that they only take *real* credit cards or debit cards.
     

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