I need to top up my Virgin Mobile phone.
I don’t have the cash on hand to purchase a top-up card. I never do because I’m broke. On the other hand, I do have the money in my PayPal account, which they accept as a form of payment! What luck!
Yeah, right. Is it ever that simple?
I have a couple pay-on-line options. I could either add my credit/debit card (neither of which I have) or use PayPal. Sounds like a no-brainer for this semi-geek.
*Loud buzzer sound goes here*
I tried to add my PayPal account to my Virgin Mobile account, only to be told that to continue I must add my credit or debit card to my PayPal account, again, neither of which I have.
What’s up with this? I have $0.28 on my phone account, and since I haven’t topped up this month, it’s costing me 18 cents per minute (even though I still have minutes, but since I haven’t given them their monthly tithe, my account it doth sucketh). And now, I have no way to add cash.
Normally it wouldn’t be a big deal, except I have given all of my perspective employers that phone number. Oh, and I don’t have a land line.
What’s the point of offering an alternative payment method if you are required to do the things you don’t want to do anyway? It just seems a bit stupid to me.
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