After opening a support ticket, I finally got a message from support that said they had provided me with a free Plus account for one week, and that I could try payment again when the ads started reappearing. If I had trouble, the message said to clear my browser cache and history and restart my browser.
Since I had already tried that and many other troubleshooting steps, I asked if they knew about an existing issue or if they were simply hoping I would have better luck in a week. I got a reply to that question the next day which said, "We are aware of this issue and are working on it. I've passed your info along to our engineers. "
So it seems that, at least privately, Pandora have admitted there is a known issue with submitting payment information. It would seem easier to simply put a preemptive message on their payment page acknowledging this known issue rather than fielding a continuous stream of community forum posts or support tickets, but that's up to their support staff, I guess. At minimum, I would change the message that appears when the payment info is submitted to let the user know that there's no need to try again, that is: "it's an issue on our side and we're working on it..."
I keep trying to upgrade and keep getting the message "Sorry, your payment information is not valid. Please update your details.". I've tried all of my credit cards and get the same message. Is there something I'm doing wrong? Argh!
@BeatlePaul I moved your post into this existing thread: Error Message: "Sorry, your payment information is not valid"
Someone from our support team will be contacting you privately via email to help look into this further.
Please keep an eye out for their message. 📬
I've tried multiple times yesterday and today to start a new Pandora Plus subscription. Every time it fails with this message: Sorry, your payment information is not valid. Please update your details. I know this is a valid card; it's used on many other accounts. The bank has no record of Pandora attempting to charge the card. I think the Pandora system is not working properly.
@rcraig78681 I moved your post into this existing thread: Error Message: "Sorry, your payment information is not valid"
I do see you have an open case with our support team regarding this issue.
If you have any additional questions, please make sure to reply back directly to the email they sent you, and they will be happy to further assist.
Thanks for being a part of the Community!
Adam, thank you. I've created unnecessary confusion. I posted from my own account but I was acting on my wife's behalf. Is it possible to transfer the free week to her?
I tried both Firefox and Chrome on Windows 10 and had the same error on both. I know the credit card is good. The problem is on the Pandora end. The bank sees no activity against the card from Pandora.
Pandora Update 06/29/21:
Hi everyone! 👋🏽
Our billing department is aware of the issue some of you are experiencing with this error message: "Sorry, your payment information is not valid"
Since this is something that can be caused for a variety of reasons, our support team will need to look at each of your accounts individually.
If you are running into this error when attempting to upgrade, please contact our support team directly and they will be happy to further assist.
Thanks for your patience in the meantime! 🤝
Would like to upgrade, but receive the message "Something has gone wrong."
I'd very much like to upgrade to Pandora Plus, but no matter whether I'm using Edge or Chrome, and no matter which payment information I enter, I get an error. I tried to look for a way to submit a request for support myself, but it seems posting in this forum is the way to do it.
I enjoy your service and want to enjoy it more without advertisements. Please let me give you money!
@zarry I moved your post into this existing thread: Error Message: "Sorry, your payment information is not valid"
Some others on this thread have mentioned that on top of getting the "Something has gone wrong" error, they are receiving the "Sorry, your payment information is not valid" error.
Can you please confirm if you are also receiving both error messages?
Let me know.
I just received a new debit card & am trying to update my card info in subscriptions. The only things different are the expiration date & security code. After entering the new info & hitting save I receive this message every time:
Sorry, your payment information is not valid. Please update your details.
Please advise , Keith