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Discussion on: Announcing the DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV!

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Manitej ⚡

I'm trying to use digital ocean from many months but I live in india. Students don't have a credit card nor a PayPal account. Missing this hackathon too :(

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cubiclesocial

PayPal became available in India as of 2017, so I'm not sure why you can't use it with a bank account + PAN. DigitalOcean requires a prepayment of $5 USD to start the DO account via PayPal even with the $50 in credit for this hackathon.

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Mridu Bhatnagar

$5 goes through payment or is it deducted from $50 credit that they are giving?

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Bobby Iliev

Hey,

The $5 will be used to top up your account, this mainly applies to PayPal. Here are the two messages for each payment method again:

Credit card:
“We won’t charge your card. You may see a temporary pre-authorization charge to verify the card, which will be reversed within a week.”

Paypal:
“To confirm your PayPal account, you need to make a $5 pre-payment. This pre-payment will apply to any future bills.”

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Mridu Bhatnagar

You mean if I use PayPal I am going to be charged $5?

Is there any other alternative if I don't wish to pay?

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Bobby Iliev

Currently, you could choose only between PayPal and Credit card payments.

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Guryash Singh

Same here, but I will try risking $5 for learning something new!