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Verify account without Credit Card

Posted February 11, 2016 19.4k views
DigitalOcean

Hi, i from Venezuela and i get $50 coupon from Github Student pack.

My problem is, in Venezuela we haven’t access to other concurrency, so i can’t verify my account if i haven’t dollars.

if not exists other way to verify my account.

Sorry for my english.

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Why? So WHY IS THERE A PROMO CODE FOR STUDENTS IF CAN’t ENTeR DigitalOcean without credit card? So First of all, why is there a promocode for students that is useless?

I am facing the exact same problem here. This post has been more than 2 years old and there are other posts regarding this issue older than this one, and yet no support has been given for Students facing this problem. Then what is support even for? This is just ridiculous. You should enable a option for people to input their promo codes before they even have to input their payment info. This just makes student developers who signed up for the GitHub Student Developer Pack progrm not able to use the $50 credit for DO given to them. I hope this is fixed soon and I get to use the credits without having a credit card.

Is there any interest from you guys, that students use your offer? Kick that stupid credit card requirement please. Meanwhile I’ll just switch to aws, google, gosh… even Azure does not require a credit card. In which world do I have to pay for a service before even getting access to the actual offer?

Please provide any other option to verify account with GitHub Student Pack, even if we have this pack we are not able to use it because of credit card no.
Answer is 2 years old, so is there any updates on this? Do we have any other option?

To have an account at DigitalOcean, you would have to have either a valid Credit Card or a PayPal account you could use. Currently, DigitalOcean doesn’t support the use of any other payment methods. Without having one of those, you sadly wouldn’t be able to fully activate the account. I apologize for any inconveniences this may cause you.

Jason C.
DigitalOcean Platform Support LLead

  • But in order to perform a PayPal payment, you need a credit card connected to your PayPal account, because there is no option in the PayPal form to use the money already stored in your PayPal account. There’s only CC options in the PayPal form…

  • I love the logic on Digital Ocean’s part. Obviously minors don’t have a PayPal or credit card. And the GitHub pack starts from 13 years old. At least remove that bs Paypal/CC requirement for the guys who has the GitHub Education Pack. Lmao this logic is literally a mind ducking one. Why did you even provide a promo code if you know it’s literally impossible for us to use it. And I hate this shit when people don’t get to use some services if they come from a particular country.. like biased rules at it’s best.

    • Yeah I think digital ocean partnered with github just to increase publicity
      And students will never be able to access it

    • True, DigitalOcean just partnered with GitHub in order to decrease usability of VPS with their BS PayPal and Credit card which is only available to 14+ in our country (also need to verify my name!!!)

same problem here from the uk, i want another account for a client, does not accept debit cards, no paypal option on sign up, over 24 hours, no reply from support.... things have gone downhill.
A few hours more and I advise the client to go to upcloud.

Hi, same question i want to ask to developers on otherside. Suppose , if any student doesn’t posses credit / debit card then How can i verify my DigitalOcean account ? how to redeem my Github promo code for DigitalOcean service.

Please do reply.

Thanking you,
Student

Please provide another option

Yes for Student Pack it is useless

Oh no, this issue isn’t done yet. So sad

Just ask your parents for an expired credit card

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