prepaid mastercard i need help!

i just bought a prepaid master card from 7-11 and its a vanilla prepaid mastercard how can i set it up for xbox live? (the deal on the dash board)

Problems:

1)Online it says enter a valid card number

2)xbox console will not accept it (error message)

PLS HELP!!

 

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Last updated November 13, 2018 Views 6,519 Applies to:

They dont work on here, all they do is take a little bit off of your card every time, I phoned in about this an they said that they only accept real visa cards..

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First off I wouldnt recommend anyone buying a pre-paid credit card, they charge a $3 activation fee, which is crap.

Why not buy MS points card instead?

And please whatever you do dont put a CC on file, cause that is just asking for a thread about "cant remove a CC from my account".

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LOL messed up comments

1. Prepaid Mastercards & visas work perfectly on xbox live

Look at back of card, there will be website for your visa or mastercard

Sign into it with card number, and activate it for "online use" wait about 25 minutes

It will later work

If you don't want to do it that way,

2. connect that card to your paypal account

set it up card as default payment option on paypal.

Then set paypal up on your gamertag,

remove paypal from gamertag for security reasons after purchase

www.billing.microsoft.com for other payment options with gamertag and history of puchase

Easy as pie, do research before you try to answer someones question of help without knowledge

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There's different ones though... There's prepaid ones you can buy that have a pre-set amount... Most of those don't work, and it says as much on the card. They're usually considered to be just a gift card, not an actual credit card.

I use a pre-pay type card, that you put money down on than use. It's a Visa from Money Mart, and it works great!

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Jedi, you were spot on. I got a vanilla Master Card and had to try to use it on my account. I went online, registered it, waited half hr, and bingo!

Good advice!  Still perfer MS point cards though.

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@James

All Prepaid Mastercard and visas work on Xbox Live (including the top-up cards like; Titanium Visa from moneymart)

There are many ways you can go around the problems and have it done within 20-25 min

as I stated above, the most problem with the cards on xbox live is

1. The card may be activated, but not activated for "online-use" in which you would have to use their website to register it for online-use..or call the toll free number on back of card

2. Just place it on paypal as default and use that as payment option

Throughout all the problems I have had with prepaids on xbox live, I have always found myself a better solution to fix it.

Also note; people say "this card has $2/3 activation fee" No, the fee is charged during purchase of the card

You buy a $25 visa at 7 eleven, you pay about $29 instead of $25 - that $3 is NOT taken off your card, its taken out your wallet.

Another thing,  Microsoft loves to charge fees - so if you are buying 1 month of xbox live and total says $7.99 or something like that, it will be charged in u.s dollars (along with a fee)

so the price comes to around $11-12; always make sure you have that available balance on your card

Be sure to use Yahoo Currency converter and convert from cdn to usd and judge the prices

@Kingvas - Yes, Vanilla mastercard & visa are the ones I pickup, usually from Shoppers Drug mart or 7 eleven :)

Always have to register & wait 30 min or more

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There are credit cards you can get in stores that are of pre-set value, $25 or $50 or so, that will not work on any online function, and say so right on the card.

Maybe it's different in different countries/regions, but the ones where I am don't work.

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LOL messed up comments

1. Prepaid Mastercards & visas work perfectly on xbox live

Look at back of card, there will be website for your visa or mastercard

Sign into it with card number, and activate it for "online use" wait about 25 minutes

It will later work

If you don't want to do it that way,

2. connect that card to your paypal account

set it up card as default payment option on paypal.

Then set paypal up on your gamertag,

remove paypal from gamertag for security reasons after purchase

www.billing.microsoft.com for other payment options with gamertag and history of puchase

Easy as pie, do research before you try to answer someones question of help without knowledge

So I got a serve pre paid card.Is a way i can reddem the code from it?


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