In the last 2 days, have tried to sign-up with at least 4 different emails (created 4 new Netflix accounts with different emails), and 4 different creditdebit cards plus PayPal (with 2 different payment methods). Keep getting There appears to be a problem with the payment method you are trying to use.
I have had 2 online chat support sessions, and 2 live phone support sessions. I tried to explain that the payment interface from their system seems to be broken, but I am told (mainly by online chat) that it is my credit cards. It is not. I have verified with American Express that there is NOT any issue with my Platinum card, and that they can see NO attempt at all from Netflix to verify the card. I have tried another AMEX card, a Visa credit card, and a Visa debit card – same results. Same results with PayPal.
I am NOT willing to purchase a gift card to sign-up. I believe their payment system is broken and needs to be fixed.
Have ANYONE in Netflix IT, support, or finance TRY to create a new Netflix account with a credit card or Paypal to see for themselves if the payment processing system is working. It simply should not be this hard to pay for any service, or, to convince the provider to investigate a system issue on their side.
Also, take a look at the Reddit tread detailing this exact issue: https:www.reddit.comrnetflixcommentsga8dotthere_appears_to_be_a_problem_with_the_payment I tried to have the online support person send me the form mentioned by this Reddit user, but he said they had no such thing.