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Topic # 111157 25-Oct-2012 21:15
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Hi All. Been using Netflix through Strongvpn for maybe a year now. My credit card expired, and I need to update with new details on Netflix. 

All of a sudden it seems they are checking postal codes to credit card details. Has anyone else experienced this, and found a way around it?

Thanks

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  Reply # 706524 25-Oct-2012 21:29
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I signed up a couple of months ago with an ASB Visa.

Set my address being in Beverly Hills - found a hotel there and used this address and phone number. Didn't have any issues with billing? 

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  Reply # 706556 25-Oct-2012 22:15
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I'm using a Mastercard debit card (Air NZ OneCard thingy) and just entered 90210. It seemed perfectly happy with that.




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  Reply # 706580 25-Oct-2012 23:07
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I set it up a few months ago ad just made up a zip code. Worked fine.
I have read rumours that sometimes they do check. Maybe just try registering again and see what happens.

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  Reply # 706726 26-Oct-2012 10:34
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I think it depends on what bank you are with as well. I can use my National Bank Mastercard for pretty much anything and it passes the nationality checks and all that. Would be interesting to hear from someone in the banking industry as to how this all works and why some cards are ok and others aren't.

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  Reply # 706730 26-Oct-2012 10:40
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theres entropay.com which allows you to make an virtual credit card.

i use this for an american paypal account which i use for hulu plus, i couldnt use the virtual credit card with hulu plus directly (think because its more of a debt card than credit card).

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  Reply # 706734 26-Oct-2012 10:43
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reven: theres entropay.com which allows you to make an virtual credit card.

i use this for an american paypal account which i use for hulu plus, i couldnt use the virtual credit card with hulu plus directly (think because its more of a debt card than credit card).





Sheesh, the lengths we have to go to in order to be upstanding citizens.




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  Reply # 706741 26-Oct-2012 10:51
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yeah hulu and netflix are awesome, and i like paying a subscription for legal content (lots of content, netflix i mostly use for the tv shows), but its a mission to get that content.

i cant get vudu working on my xbox, was able to download it, but you need a gold membership to run it and its then tied to your gamer tag, i created a us gamer tag to download it, and then tried using my nz gamertag (the one with the gold account) to run it, but no joy since nz gamertag. on ps3 its easier, since you just sign into vudu with your normal credientials. and on the pc you can only watch SD.

cant get amazon video on demand to work either... well ive only tried with my entropay creditcard. was trying to watch "Boss" (kelsey grammer show) and is 2/3 the price on amazon compared to vudu. plus amazon vod works with www.playon.tv so any upnp device can watch it (ie my raspberry pi and xbmc, or pretty much any new tv)

sometimes i miss downloading things illegally.....



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Reply # 708305 29-Oct-2012 11:59
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**** SOLVED ****

Just thought I'd do a quick update.

Netfix continued returned an error on my CCV code, although I added it correctly.

I suspect what might have caused my problem was this verify by VISA service, where one need to provide another password. I never enabled this service, so all I can guess is that BNZ enabled it on my new card.

I ended up singing up for a entropay 'virtual' card. I transferred some funds from my CC, and here it did ask for this Visa verify password (I added a password after speaking to the bank). FYI - the place where you input your password never displayed in Chrome. 

I then used the entropay details to update my Netflix details, and it took effect. Still using the 90210 postal code, which is why I now believe it wasn't my NZ credit card but rather this Visa verify, that Netflix couldn't handle properly.

Thanks for everyone's help.

Cheers


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  Reply # 708444 29-Oct-2012 14:47
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reven: theres entropay.com which allows you to make an virtual credit card.

i use this for an american paypal account which i use for hulu plus, i couldnt use the virtual credit card with hulu plus directly (think because its more of a debt card than credit card).


Just don't bother with Entropay if you're a Westpac customer - last I used them, every transaction with Entrypay was blocked until Westpac called me to confirm it was really me and required the CSR to "force" the transaction with me on the line to use it at all.  It got so much of a pain in the rear I gave up.  They claimed that it wasn't because the merchant (Entropay) was dodgy, but just because it was frequently used to "launder" stolen cards or something like that.

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