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Registered: ‎03-27-2013

TEST ACCOUNT = USELESS

Hello,

excuse me but i have a sandbox test account and it is completely useless because it does not process any credit card for real.

It only says APPROVED CREDIT CARD, even if credit card is blocked or declined.

Test account only try to guess credit card validity.

 

So i ask you: how can i process credit cards from real by using my test account ?

I read i must change from test to live account but how can i do that for free without buying Authorize merchant account ?

Bye.

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Registered: ‎03-08-2010

Re: TEST ACCOUNT = USELESS

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You can't because it doesn't go to the processor, see how credit work.

http://developer.authorize.net/payments101/

and 2)because you need to pay a fee to access to the processor

 

If is free, then any crook would just come in and test their stolen credit card.

 

If you just need to test delined response, there is the error generation guide

http://developer.authorize.net/tools/errorgenerationguide/

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Registered: ‎03-27-2013

Re: TEST ACCOUNT = USELESS

but can i test any credit cards the same without paying anything ?

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Re: TEST ACCOUNT = USELESS

A real credit card test without fee? NO.

Like I said, to really test a credit card you will need to create a real transaction which will be fee.

 

Why do you need to test any credit card anyway?