Alert Pay is not at all suitable for me....

@subha12 (18453)
India
May 22, 2009 6:06am CST
In my case only Paypal is good. I have received some payment from various sites to paypal. I have transferred them to my bank account. Its true there is charge of INR 50 for transfer for withdrawal of Rs less than 7000. But its still very good. I just had a account with 0 $ in Alertpay. Today I was exploing it. There is no bank transfer to indian bank like Paypal which cost 0.50$. Instead they will transfer by Bank wire, which costs whopping 15$!. i just do not know what si this arrangement. Even if I earn 10$ from any site, how can I pay 15$? such a high fee? Its not at all good for me.
6 people like this
20 responses
• United States
3 Oct 09
thats not right :( paypal is better.
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
30 Jun 09
I have never opened any alertpay account. I have always been a paypal user since it very safe and is more acceptable. If I am not mistaken, paypal is number on. So I do not see any need for me to use alertpay.
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
27 Jun 09
For me too paypal is very good.I too have an account at alertpay.You can also request a cheque from alertpay.They will take only three dollars.I don't think alertpay transfers money to banks in India like paypal.Right now i have just two dollars at alert pay.You can request a cheque from alertpay when you have twenty dollars.
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
27 May 09
Wow that's ridiculous! I can't imagine why anyone would do that when they have paypal. Paypal is more widely used and known, and has a good reputatio. I think paypal is definitely the way to go. Does alart pay have something to do with foriegn exchanges?
• United States
25 May 09
I have a Paypal account. But, I do not have an Alert Pay account at all. In fact until recently I had never heard of Alert Pay at all.
@thinkbest (210)
• Indonesia
24 May 09
Hey I do agree with you that Paypal is good. I am not sure enough about Alertpay. Paypal is more practical then Alertpay I guess. I have been using Paypal, too.
@gcorp09 (940)
• Singapore
24 May 09
So far, I had yet to create an Alert Pay account too. I do feel that having Paypal is enough as a payment mode. I do agree that the cost of the bank wire to your account is really very high...
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
24 May 09
I have the same problem with Alertpay. At this time, I can only withdraw my Paypal money through a Philippine bank while Alertpay still has a limited list of countries that they allow local bank transfers too. Besides, Alertpay is giving me a hard time verifying my account, although it only requires valid IDs, scanned and uploaded (unlike Paypal, you need a credit/debit card). I once tried uploading two of my valid IDs there. And the scanned images were just fine but they said it couldn't be verified because they were not very clear. I'm sure the images won't get any clearer if I had to have them re-scanned. Due to disappointment, I let my Alertpay account stay unverified. But in terms of receiving funds, Paypal and Alertpay both work well for me.
@dhawanbm (3705)
• India
23 May 09
you are right there is 50INR for an amount of rs 7000/ bank transfer and i have done it once before!
@cindyhxf (1447)
• China
23 May 09
i like paypal more than alertpay.i wrote to admin of alerpay last two days because they kept pending my account more than two months,same as your account,my account has 0$ now.i still don't know how to give my money from alertpay .
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
22 May 09
I used to have an alert pay account and remember high fees like that. I don't think it's right and I don't really like alert pay as is. I know they have some high security to get an account there but I don't know that I trust giving them my ID info. I don't use the account and have no money in it. If I were to get say $500.00 in it I may use the service, but I don't see me making that much money from a site in so short a time.
@dfollin (12777)
• United States
22 May 09
Alertpay does not suit me either with all their fees.I have a paypal account and I opened an Aletpay account because I became affiliated with a program that only uses Alertpay as a payment method.
@uoriej19 (34)
• Philippines
22 May 09
I think, for me, paypal is more convenient. Alertpay is much more complicated especially with resetting your password. I like paypal since many products online are using paypal to checkout.
@nainesh1 (1657)
• India
22 May 09
I have also found using alertpay a lot harder than paypal. My password was lost in alertpay and in the password reset process I forgot one answer and now I can't operate or delete that account. For your case you should transfer your money to your paypal acc and take with bank account.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
22 May 09
i also prefer paypal more than alertpay as it is more convenient and charged less fees to transfer the money to the bank account... the verification process is easier as well compare to paypal... so i prefer to stick with paypal compare to alertpay... take care and have a nice day...
• India
22 May 09
You are exactly right subha... paypal is the best till yet because they charge a minimal amount for their services. I had a alertpay account but when i gone through their terms and conditions i quit and this is the main reason why i always look for those sites which pay by paypal...
@silvercoin (2101)
• Lithuania
22 May 09
They should be more flexible with this.Imagine, you finally earn your 10$ from Mylot or other site,then you earn another 10$.And with these 20$ you still can't withdraw your money because the minimum amount is 10$ + 15$ fee.We have to be really rich to use Alertpay!
@John4Christ (1598)
• India
22 May 09
I agree paypal is so cool.......well i will be transferring my account to my local bank soon.........was it instant ????? I am just hoping that it gets transferred without any issues......i don't mind forfeiting 50 rs........that's fine.......just hoping for the best........and yes i hate alert pay specially because it does not support many things like paypal does......the best feature of all is bank transfer......i don't understand the point in paying $15 that's too much !!!!!
@Tko2020 (266)
22 May 09
It time Paypal become truly international, so that every country has the same facilities not just a chosen few.
• Philippines
22 May 09
I have PayPal account but AlertPay, No. I really can't understand why I don't have AlertPay account. My friends invited me to use AlertPay. But for me, I am now satisfied with my PayPal. :)