Paying with Paypal with no Credit Card in account

Posted June 13, 2014 15.6k views
I usually add money to my account but do not have a credit card added. I am interested in purchasing the 5/month cloud server just to 'get my feet wet'. I have run into situations where, even though I had enough money in my account for payment, I was still required to have a credit card when I made a purchase. Q: Can I use the funds in my Paypal account without a Credit Card added?

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But in the profile area right up it says “Thanks! Please add a credit card to activate your account.” so it is a little confusing. I understand that if I don’t add a credit card I cannot activate my account therefore I cannot instantiate a server. As I see it from your response you can pay with paypal and create a droplet without adding a credit card, am I right? Thanks!

  • Well it seems that they froze activation via PayPal again and requires credit cards now. I think they should at least give a clear indication on the activation page. This is really misleading and frustrating, to say the least!

Hi! We accept PayPal without the need to also have a credit card. On DigitalOcean, you're charged per hour. So there is no need to pay for a whole month up front. Though with PayPal, you're welcome to pay up front if that's what you want to do.
Please help how to payments with paypal account, the reply when i make payment. We're sorry, but we can not send your payment right now Return to merchant and try a different payment method We are not Able to process your payment using your PayPal account at this time. Please return to the merchant's website and try using a different payment method (if available).
  • Hi! It sounds like there was some kind of problem on PayPal's end. If this continues, please open a support ticket and our team will work with you on it.

This is still a problem for me. I have money on paypal, but I don’t have a credit card. But trying pay through digitalocean needs a credit card. Paying, however, on steam doesn’t have problem. So it’s a little weird if the problem it’s paypal. Why this happens here and don’t happens on another places? Ebay works as well. There is indeed a problem here to be fixed.

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