Verizon Activation with Visa Gift Card?

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

  1. JeepGC macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2011
    New Orleans, LA
    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

    Apr 4, 2011
    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

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    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

    May 27, 2009
    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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