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Recurring with Airtime Credit

By: bouncybenny3 | 12-06-2018 23:20

Currently when recurring a goodybag/gigabag payment is taken from the default payment method - a credit/debit card or paypal account. When purchasing manually (or queueing) a goodybag it is possible to pay with our existing airtime credit balance. I propose that it be made possible to purchase recurring goodybags with airtime credit also.

When I’ve had a surplus of airtime credit I try to use it to buy my goodybags, but this means manually selecting or queueing a goodybag each month. Whilst I know some users do this naturally, I’m used to recurring mine most of the time. As it says in the settings: “set your goodybag to recur so you don't have to remember each month”.

To make it as simple as purchasing from debit/credit cards or paypal, there could be a checkbox option in the recurring settings saying “Pay with airtime credit”. This could be accompanied by a “for X number of weeks” where X is a number up to most the airtime would cover (i.e. airtime credit divided by selected goodybag cost, e.g. with £25 credit for a £5 goodybag X=5, or for a £10 goodybag X=2.) to avoid users running out of credit.

I’m not sure if there’s a reason that this wouldn’t be possible, but to me it seems a logical option for when someone wants to both use airtime credit to buy goodybags and recur. Though not necessarily a common predicament, it is quite a small fix and one that simply brings together two existing features for the better.



by: koshka
on: 22-07-2018 11:44

This is a good idea, one that many people would like. Which is why it has been suggested many times before. I would like to see it implemented so support added, you should add your support to earlier versions you may find.

by: persco
on: 29-06-2018 20:43

I would support this as well as it gives members more options for payments and makes life a bit easier for members but as suggested, this isn’t a new idea. Better support some old ones.

by: johnsmith140289
on: 28-06-2018 18:46

I would love this.

I just took my payback as airtime credit, my balance is now over £150.

I buy the £5 goodybag each month but have to buy and que the next bag manually every 2 months, it's a bit of a pain.

by: helen_starkey
on: 18-03-2019 17:39

not for me thanks

by: claire1uk
on: 12-03-2019 22:02

The fact it's a recurring idea means members require this facility.

I've supported your idea for this reason.

Good luck. :)

by: mr09
on: 13-02-2019 20:29


by: emmalouisep93
on: 20-01-2019 09:36

Already an existing idea

by: peterg92
on: 20-01-2019 21:33

It does

by: carolcat
on: 30-06-2019 19:59

Wonder what will be the outcome.

by: pwincess2k13
on: 28-11-2018 04:29


by: adamtheant
on: 20-11-2018 09:36

already a suggested idea

by: peterg92
on: 19-11-2018 19:53