Has anybody had the experience of using a credit card to top up your account and then not have any money added to your account? This happened to me even though I received the message that it could take 15 minutes for the new balance to be reflected in my account.
If this happened to you, please tell me if you resolved this issue and how.
Hello @Margaret. Usually, when a payment is made ahead of time, the account will save that payment as an Advance Payment. This is in order to protect the balance from being used by any additional services (i.e. international calls or texts, ringtones, etc...). When the money goes into an Advance payment, the balance on the account shows "$0". You can cancel an Advance Payment at any time, which would then bring the money back to the account balance. You can access your account online and cancel the Advance Payment in this website https://goo.gl/ros6pb.
Thank you for your response.
(I neglected to mention that I am on Assurance Wireless.) I looked over my account and I did not see anything about advance payments that would be related to my issue. In addition, I still had less than $2.00 in my Top Up account when I attempted to make the Top Up and the transaction never showed up in my bank account.
I just want to add that I did contact Assurance Wireless and the representative told me that there was no sign of any transaction and he did not know what could have occurred.
Thank you for your reply.
I checked with my bank and I was informed that
1)There was no payment to my cellular provider on the date I attempted the transaction .
2)The bank could not find a trace of any approved or declined payments to my cellular provider on the date I attempted the transaction .
I am going to assume that the system did not work properly for my transaction and that no harm was done. I just have to try to add the money to my account again.