What a waste of time
An absolute waste of time, I put money on card at postoffice with intention of going online and adding more to use overseas. Could not get account set up to even access to add more funds. Customer Service tried to help but we went around and round in circles and wasted nearly 2 hours! Could not access overseas and could have been left with no spending money. I took cash and lucky that I did.
Waste of time and Money!
Purchased at local P/O with two forms of ID which I don't mind, get home to make an online account to access the check balance feature and what not. I put in the details it is asking for to be told the card is already linked. Call the number provided to then hear it will charge me to check balance over the phone. It is a rip off and have spent so much time trying to fix this. I would not recommend this. Wish I would have seen the reviews before I had purchased.
Purchased a Visa Load and Go Card but can't use it when on WEB,"BBBBB" useless.
Last night I tried the same to use my card on the web to buy a product but my card was declined??? I then was told by Auspost customer service to that I needed to authenticate myself by activating VBV through auspost web. I tried for hours last night to do this, all went well except when I tried to type in card expiry date, it would not show up what I typed. So how can I activate VBV when it won't alloy typed expiry date to be entered. I'm not the only person having this problem, its auspost visa load and go web site, so please please please ...fix it. If these are the issues I am going to have using this type of card I will not purchase it again and will warn others of my experience by mouth, web reviews, this will be my life long mission, may as well use my time doing this then trying to activate the cards VBV where the web site does not work. From a very very very very unhappy customer.
Locked out of my Load n Go account
I'll try to not use aggressive language, but due to my having complained about the appalling lack of service and functionality and also support while travelling...now I am locked out of account and so cant see my statements nor my balance to transfer the remaining money into my bank account. I am trying to work on my tax statements but cant when I'm locked out of my Load n go account.
Must be owned by china! You get the third degree when you buy the card, then it takes weeks to activate then cant login
Must be owned by china! You get the third degree when you buy the card, then it takes days or weeks to activate, then if you want to login on line to check a balance or transaction they send you to an add card address which will take yo in a never ending loop until it blows your mind. About time they privatized it, could not be any worse
Absolutely Bloody Useless!
The whole point of obtaining and "Loading" this pre paid card was to use online and limit any potential security issues not wanting to use our normal credit card online.
On more than one occasion we have been unable to complete a purchases on various sites, using this card for the purpose it was intended has become a complete exercise in FUTILITY, even after completing the "verify" process on the load and go site . TWO thumbs down VISA and Australia post, very poor show!
Just got my first pay and load or whatever it's called. Brilliant. Took half-an-hour to figure out -including the 5 minute queue to buy the thing. Activated and registered beautifully. Had the first purchase wrapped up within the half hour too. Haven't had a credit card for 15 years - limited my online purchase activity a bit - but stiff cat. Will probably turn into a consumerist now.
Only bad thing was the bloody expiry date on the card. Gave me 16 months instead of 36 months! Poor annoring Australia Post. Now I've got another $6.95 fee coming up 05/20. Apart from that - day one I'm pretty impressed. Waiting for the so called "conference high" to wear off. Wonder how long that will be?
Pointless product, even more useless call centre
A tip for everyone, (and I preface this by saying I am in the design industry not a bank chat-bot); I was so appalled by Auspost 'load and go' that I got a ST GEORGE and an ANZ TRAVEL CARD for a recent five week trip to Europe. Exactly the same type of pre paid/top up product as load and go but these actually work. No issues at all, worked like a dream in absolutely every place I used it in Europe. Plus you get two cards in case you lose one and you don't have to bank with them and I got mine instantly over-the-counter. Watch out they don't cha...rge you fees when you're dead though :D meanwhile here is Australia.... I was a few dollars short to make a purchase using my load and go online so I went to the post office to top it up with $5 to cover the additional cost. Guess what?? The minimum top up is $20... so in order to be able to use up the last of the money remaining on this card I am expected to put more money onto it than I want to. I am told by the call centre it is because that is how the client (i.e. Australia Post ) designed the product. The customer service at the call centre is appalling and the staff are either indifferent or just stop talking when they have had enough of talking to you.... great training there Australia Post!! If this is where the cashless economy is leading us then I am very concerned and am of the opinion that Auspost is poorly equipped to offer these services.
Wish I hadn't wasted $56.65.
I too have spent the last hour trying to activate this card. I purchased it this morning (Saturday) from the local Post Office. It was to be for my son who leaves on holiday tomorrow. The woman who sold it to me took all my personal details and ID and said that my son would be able to change all of this to use it for himself. Well so far, I haven't been able to Register it and let alone find a place where son can make this card his. I'll be visiting the POST OFFICE first thing Wednesday morning to get my money back. It is the most un user friendly PrePaid card I've ever bought.
Dismal assistance and communication with stolen load and go visa
My wallet was stolen in late November 2018. After ringing Load and Go, police etc I received another phone call from Load and Go. I was asked if besides stolen could a friend have used it! The stress of having my wallet stolen to be asked this question....?!? The person preceded to ask how the situation had happened. I informed the rep that this was discussed with a rep on the night my wallet was stolen. He said I spoke to him on the night it was stolen. Why wasn't this information recorded on this night?
I asked for a reference number duri...ng another call and I was told that was not necessary because notes have been written up and I didn't need one. I persisted and received a number. Also the person kept asking for my card number - I repeated the number over and over and over. He blamed my phone because he heard 1 not 8! I received information with a contact email address but it kept bouncing back! I am was told that the dispute can take up to 120 days This information was given late November 2018. 120 days though? Tonight (16/11/2018) I received a text message and email about the old stolen blocked card. It has had money put on it. Some money has been reimbursed but not all - including a purchase and 9 cent transaction charges. The text message and email has only that money has been put on the card etc. There was nothing to state, Dear ..... The money placed on your card is a payment for... or other details of for example when our investigation is completed you will......
Cancel my load and go card
My grandfather recently purchased a load and go card which he hasn't used yet. When he got the load and go card he had to give two forms if id that was recorded on the computer. He is very worried about his privacy. He wants to know if he cancels the load and go will all his private information ( driver's licence number, address etc) be deleted from the system.
- Verified customer
Not "in a timely manner" at all
When I've found out that payID is not an option, that the only way to use this up is as Debit Card, that transfers from my other account to the post one take the same amount of time than any other.... I've asked myself why.... why to have such card?
I’ve had my Load and Go for several years. I don’t use credit cards so I just wanted a debit card that was easy to buy, top up and use. This one fills all the requirements. Top it up at my local PO. Transaction fee is something like 9c so I’m not going to bother worrying about that. My card has twice been renewed automatically by Australia Post so I keep the same account card numbers which is handy for PayPal etc.
Fixed problem but not without stress
I have held a Load & Go Card for a few years and am about to go on holidays. My current card was about to expire and I was sent a new card along with a letter to take to my local Post Office. I did this in good faith, came home and destroyed the old card and letter and proceeded to try out the new card. After it was declined four times, I went to a nearby Post Office to find out why as a deposit had been accepted at the time I activated it. it seems the girl who supposedly activated the card had no idea what she was doing and I was left unab...le to access my money as she hadn't in fact activated it at all! As I didn't have the letter that came with the replacement card, I was given two choices: wait up to two weeks for Australia Post to reissue a replacement card and letter or buy a new card at a cost of $6.95, deposit at least $20 on it, wait 24 hours and then phone the help line to have the money transferred to the new card. I took option 2 and the following day, I spoke to Chris on the help line, explained my predicament and he went through it all with me. He told me it would take 24-48 hours for the money to show up on my new card and it took about 36 hours. I have yet to try out the new card but will do so today in the hope that all is OK. One plus to all this hassle - they refunded me the additional $6.95 I had paid out so thanks Chris at Australia Post helpline. October 14th 2018 Update: Further comment on my previous review Have tried out my card successfully and can now have a stress free holiday! As I said, If this happens to you, go straight to the Load & Go help section and make sure that you actually speak to a real person. Don't try and fix it yourself online.
Do Not Honour
Currently on holidays with a full load and go card. Every time I try to use it, it declines and says DO NOT HONOUR. I’ve contacted Aust Post & Load and Go, but no one can help me. I’m now short of $999 and not sure what to do. Hoping by writing this review someone will contact me.
Questions & Answers
i can find my balance of my card and used it the other day, but is less in the account than i spent. Is there a way of tracking what i have spent, there has been $26.37 less and have no idea why. thanks for your help
As my sole income is the Age Pension, which is paid weekly and some payments are needed on a monthly basis I purchased a L&G Auspost Reloadable Visa card with an expiry date of 05/20. I have set my bank account to make a scheduled fortnightly, as the Pension is paid fortnightly, payment to my L&G Visa and it worked for the first couple of times but then my bank account was duly debited BUT the funds did not appear on the L&G card, even after almost a week. This means that my money is being held by the system. This morning I tried, via my bank's online banking, to make a small transfer to test the system and it has also failed to appear. The first few times the scheduled payment was made the result was there on the right day by the time I got out of bed.
What is going on?
Please reach out to the Load and Go team for assistance. Their number is on the back of your card :)
Priscila L.Australia Post
I'm sorry for the issues you've had with your card and fortnightly loading payments. The info Moonie provided you is correct, please reach out to the Load and Go team for help with this, they have access to the systems to be able to access your account.
My partner and I decided to give this load and go card a shot... we stupidly didn’t write down the email and password to our card... if we forget these details, what do we do?
I would suggest contacting the Australia Post Load & Go department on their 1300 number, they'll help you!
The Auspost Load and Go people will be able to assist. A suggested next steps if you have the PIN is to withdraw any money on the card and close the account. These things are sort of useless.
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