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li3wei1

registering Alipay acct overseas

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li3wei1

Forgive me if this is the wrong forum, couldn't find a better one.

 

I'm trying to open an Alipay account, so that I can collect payment for people I'm tutoring over the internet. I'm in the UK. I might also find it useful for buying books from Chinese publishers.

 

You can register with your mobile number or your email address. If I try my mobile, it just says it's wrong. I've tried various permutations of 44 (UK country code), 00, and my number.

 

If I try to use my email address it asks for my mobile number, and insists that it is a China mainland number.

 

Is there a way around this?

 

Thanks

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gato

How about opening a 微信 account and using 微信钱包?

You can use a non-China phone number to set up the account.

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trisha2766

Were you able to get your Alipay account opened?

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li3wei1

No. Haven't tried 微信钱包 yet either, couldn't find any information on it, such as fees.

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