Well I just saw that e-gold thread and was curious what you all would think about epassporte?
I have an account with them. I am not promoting them or anything, just curious whether they are known around here and what your opinions are.
I do use them to pay my hosting bill. But technically that happens through a "virtual visa" card that I got from epassporte.
In short: They give you an ATM card (works at all PLUS atm's worldwide) plus a virtual visa card. As the name says the virtual visa is virtual, you don't actually get a card but only the card number, the expiry date, the cvv2 number. Works just like a real credit card but only online (you don't have an actual card to give to the waiter in the restaurant - because you have none)
On top of those 2 visa cards there is also the possibility for real time payments from epassporte account -> to epassporte account.
Originally posted by xplora03 wow. i just wondering if this can be trusted, i am considering to get visa electron from them if they dont charge any extra charges for using it especially outside USA.
- AFAIK they are somehow affiliated with epochsystems.com a rather huge CC processor.
- AFAIK they are on some island
- The fees aren't cheap but still within good taste imho:
About $35 for the ATM card plus the virtual visa, plus $35 per year for the whole epassporte account itself. Don't quote me on that, that is as far as I remember
Epassporte->Epassporte transfers are $2 I think. Pulling cash at the ATM is another few dollars, around $3-5? The fees for using the virtual visa are just like using an average visa card as far as I can see.
BTW I do not recommend to have your default account limits (daily ATM, single transaction limit, max total funds in account) increased. You CAN do this by sending in additional documents and I did. However after a couple of month working flawlessly with these higher limits they recently suspended my account for a couple hours and ever since I find myself emailing back and forth to get my old (higher) limits again. The suspension reason was "unusual activity" and it turned out to be simply the fact that I had more money in my account than the defualt limit allowed.
Mind you, I had my limit successfully increased many month ago and were above the limit quite a couple times.
They seem to work well within the default limits though.
I just do not recommend to use them for too high amounts of $ (such as $5,000+)
6 years (used to be BISCORP) in exactly the same business without a single mistake so far and extremely popular , probably number 1 , in Eastern Europe. Probably the first company in the world with this business model.