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10-06-2005, 12:57 AM
I know many people use Neteller, but are there many benefits to using Neteller vs FirePay?

I've been trying to set up a Neteller account for weeks, and I've been having all sorts of problems, Live Help and phone support couldn't help me, and I got my account locked by Neteller Security somehow.

I set up a FirePay account, and had a simmilar security verification problem (I better check my credit report), and no more than 30 seconds after I couldn't get through FirePay's system, a FirePay rep called me and fixed everything with me over the phone.

I am goning to start heavily bonus/casino whoring, and I am now considering just using FirePay to move money around.

Are there any drawbacks?

PS> Don't tell me to search for threads, the search function sucks ass.

10-06-2005, 01:00 AM
I don't know about Firepay. I had alot of trouble
opening and account with Neteller but I kept after
them and finally got things taken care of. Call neteller
and ask to speak to a manager.

10-06-2005, 01:05 AM
you will pay a fee each way with firepay. neteller is free if you use the EFT option. if you are gonna be doing some serious whoring, i think the hassle of getting NT to work will far outweigh the fees of firepay.

10-06-2005, 01:06 AM
firepay withdrawals are free

10-06-2005, 01:11 AM
Firepay is free to withdraw to your bank now. Also, a few months ago I transfered a couple of dollard from my ATM card back to my neteller account(so it wouldnt get sucked up in fees) and my account was locked, I had to call them and they said all first deposits into your neteller account will suspend it and you have to call security to verify, I am guessing that your account was locked on your first deposit, maybe not but worth a try.

10-06-2005, 01:13 AM
firepay withdrawals are free

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so no firepay fees at all, correct?

10-06-2005, 01:25 AM
you pay firepay to take $ from your bank to the firepay account, its like $5 or $10.

10-06-2005, 01:27 AM

Jimmy The Fish
10-06-2005, 06:51 AM
$3.99 to upload funds (after verifying your bank account with the random-deposit thingy), and no charge to download them.

In my experience, it took two or three days to go from initial signup to having funds available thru FirePay. Would have taken the same amount of time for NETeller's InstaCash option -- and $3.99 was a lot more palatable than $44.50 (8.9% of $500).

The standard Boss Media software doesn't have an option to deposit via FirePay, but every other site I've visited lists it as an option. Some Boss sites (SportingBet, for example) use their own cashier system, and they allow FirePay too.

10-06-2005, 09:55 AM
Please note to all partyand skin players: You can deposit to the site from Firepay, you do not have firepay as an option to withdraw funds. Not that that is a big deal, but you should know your next plan of action for getting the $ out, I know that you can send it to your bank account which most everyone does but setting up a neteller account to "hold" $ is not a bad idea, you can neteller to or from any poker account and never have to have them send it to your bank.

10-06-2005, 12:18 PM
I've read all the responses, and there's so much bad advice, wow.

Firepay is great. It's fast, simple, and as long as you're not moving funds FROM your bank account, free.

10-06-2005, 01:10 PM
It's good to have both Firepay and Neteller. Sometimes a site offers a better deal with one over the other, e.g. Neteller deposit bonuses, or lower WR -Casino-On-Net via Firepay. And sometime you just want a different payment method on a network. (You figure out why.)

If Firepay deposit charges bother you, simply fund it once with a sufficient amount and play well enough to never have to reload the account. (I think I've run my Firepay account for almost 18 months now without reloading. Lots of withdrawals though. /images/graemlins/grin.gif)

Short answer is, I recommend having both. Just check and see if one is a better deal than the other for any given site.

10-06-2005, 05:18 PM
Only shortcoming of Firepay vs. Netelletr that I've seen is that some sites have a $500 per transaction limit w/ Firepay. This does NOT prevent you from firing off N (e.g. 6) consecutive transactions to deposit 3000 though. However, it could affect you if you need to make a high initial deposit for a bonus.