Signing up for Spotify in Philippines but card not working

Hi, So doing some research and found Spotify in the philippines is dirt cheap. Tried to sign up for an account but bomb out on the payment page, and I am assuming its due to my credit card being detected as Australian. Can I sign up for a PayPal account in the philippines and work around that way or are there alternative ways I can be doing this/ TIA

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    Yes create a Philippine paypal and add your australian card to it

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      seriously thats it? Can I just add funds to the PayPal account without adding a card?

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        Probably could; I’ve just added a debit card to mine and pay $5 for family each month.
        If you go for premium it works out to be $2 a month and you can pay 12 months up front

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    Read through the posts. Some excellent write ups on how to proceed with this…

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/spotify-premium-family-phil...

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    Holy crap it worked. Used Hide My Ass VPN, signed up for PayPal, added card and I am now on the family Spotify plan for $5.50/month. Bingo jingo

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      What kind of credit card did you use? I might give this a go now, I tried months ago but gave up

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        I just used my debit credit card :)

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          Hey can I ask what debit card you used? I created 2x ph PayPal accounts and have been trying my NAB and Citibank debit Visa cards but no luck so far =(

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          @furry do you mind telling us the institution it is with. I’ve now tried everything from Citibank to BoQ without any luck :( ide almost be willing to open an account with your institution just to get this to work. Cheers!

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    waits for the post about how Spotify blocked his account due to this

    You know unless you're using a VPN on all the devices all the time, they are gonna notice.

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      Why? There are people in the Hotukdeals post who've done this and it's still working 3 months later

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    Wouldn't be surprised if they crack down on this within a few months. Netflix did that with VPNs a while back.

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    I've got a PayPal account and linked my Aus card, I go to Spotify, proceed to pay and I'm getting the message:

    Sorry, we weren't able to complete your payment at this time. Please try again later.

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    I am also trying to get a card to work without it throwing a error at me. I an add the cards into paypal however when subscribing via paypal, it always rejects with this error ' "We sorry. We weren't able to complete your payments or set up pre-appoved payments. "

    The cards I have tried:
    Commonwealth bank Debit Card
    Commonwealth Travel Card
    ANZ Rewards Travel Card

    If anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be great.

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      i just got success changing my existing subscription, my previous one was setup using a defunct paypal account that I can no longer login. Had quite a lot of failed attempts in the last month but this time it just went through with no hassle, using coles prepaid card that failed last time.

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    So I've actually been doing this since mid 2017 and can confirm that spotify have now requested different bank details. Everything was working perfectly for the 6 accounts I was using, coming in at a whopping $5.50 per month. There was plenty of money loaded on my spotify account for them to draw but all of a sudden it's not taking the payment…

    Time to buy a philippines preloaded visa i think :(

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      I don't think it's very easy to do that though. I wonder if getting a prepaid Philippines Visa card is something you can Airtasker!

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    Does the music available through a subscription in Ph differ significantly to an Australian subscription?

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    I've managed to get my account to work again. I used my ME Bank mastercard (debt card). It was a card I had previously used. It was the same email for both spotify and paypal. Best of luck, this is still working even for Aus cards.

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    If you have an existing Australian family account, can you switch payment methods to the cheaper currency or would I have to permanently move to a different email address/account?

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