I'm getting an Apple TV to use at my new place and have been looking at getting Netflix and Hulu setup for it, however I'm running into a few issues with credit cards.
When setting up with Netflix you need to enter a zip code however when I try all the tricks of adding numbers to the end etc, I still can't make a valid zip code from my postcode, so then I try and sign up with EntroPay, I've created an account however when I try both my BNZ Visa debt and My BNZ Mastercard it tells me that EntroPay doesn't support my country or territory.
Does EntroPay not work for just me from NZ?
Does anybody know of another way to get a Netflix and Hulu account?
To Netflix this is seen as a US$ credit card, but they must know from the bank number on the card (first 4 or 6 digits) that the bank is not in the US (Entropay is in Malta) but for whatever reason they ignore that. So for now Netflix certainly works with Entropay.
The other thing is, if your NZ credit card is being rejected by Entropay, give your NZ card issuer a call and tell them that the transaction you are trying to make is legit and can they please unlock it. Some card companies automatically suspend what they see as suspicous activity on a card (for your own protection they will say).
Predated: Went to the bank today to ask about payment issues and they tell me that netflix is on their blacklist due to high fraud and they can't remove it.
When I got home I called the helpline to make sure and they told me the same story, that BNZ credit cards can't be used with Netflix due to the high security risk.
Is anybody here using a BNZ visa card for Netflix?
Has anybody signed up to Netflix very recently with a new account and if so what company's credit card did you use?
mentor: My netflix account was linked to my BNZ visa around Dec 2011 which Netflix accepted without any issues. Credit card expired and when I went to update my account with the replacement card last week, it wouldn't accept it anymore.I then tried using my ASB visa but ran into same issue.
I tried using my paypal linked to my BNZ visa but still no luck. I then created a US paypal account and linked it to my ASB visa. Netflix accepted this!
They seem to be getting more stringent so not sure how long this will work. My credit card will last until 2016 so that should give me plenty of time of trouble free watching :)
P.S - I didn't use a vpn to create my US paypal account.
That is interesting that a US Paypal account accepted a NZ based credit card. Did you use a fake US residential address with a zip code that included your NZ zip code embedded in your NZ credit card?
Common sense is not as common as you think.
myopinion: Anyone had any luck with Visa travel cards like this?
khull: All the hard work :)
Another timely reminder to everyone to open a US bank account on their next visit - Makes everything easier in future
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An update on my experiences, a bit delayed due to moving house etc
signing up to netflex and hulu plus with a bnz visa debit seems to be a no go these days, I talked to many people at BNZ and they all read the same script, that they don't support netflex and to use paypal
I went to Westpac and signed up for their visa debt account.
once I moved and had the account setup I signed up to unblockus, netflex and hulu plus all fine with this card.
so my recommendation is if your having trouble with credit card sign ups is to get a westpac account