Pay Your Rent With A Credit Card Without Fees Via RadPad And Android Pay

Update 2: RadPad is backing out of their free rent payment through 2016 offer.


Update: I’ve been able to use my United Club card with RadPad as it was grandfathered in with Google Wallet, but others haven’t been able to add their Chase cards to Android Pay. However Android Pay will support Chase cards effective September 7th.

That means you’ll be able to pay your rent to meet the spend threshold for Sapphire Reserve without fees!

HT: Aerial Dag, via DDF and Android Police.


Originally posted on 8/9:
Pay Your Rent With A Credit Card Without Fees Via RadPad And Android Pay

Download RadPad for Android and Android Pay and you can pay your rent with a credit card without paying any fees for the rest of 2016.

You’ll need to setup Android Pay with your credit card of choice before trying to pay your rent in the RadPad app. Then just enter your rent, type in your landlord’s address, and select Android Pay as your method of payment. At the final payment page you should only see your rent and not the normal 3.49% fee. RadPad will mail your landlord a check.

RadPad has been known to verify that they’re sending money to a real landlord and they may require your rental agreement.

HT: doctorofcredit, via DDF

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83 Responses to “Pay Your Rent With A Credit Card Without Fees Via RadPad And Android Pay”

  1. Moshe Says:
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    Anyway to do this without an android?

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  2. Yossi Says:
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    Can this work for mortgages?

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  3. Curious Says:
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    Any equivalent app for iPhone?

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  4. Dan Says:
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    @Moshe:
    Borrow your friend’s Android?

    @Yossi:
    Doesn’t seem like that will work if they verify it.

    @Curious:
    You need to use Android Pay which is for Android only.

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  5. Points lover Says:
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    Will the ink give me 5 points on the dollar

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  6. Dan Says:
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    @Points lover:
    No.

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  7. Miri Says:
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    Any way to pay a mortgage with a credit card?

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  8. Moshe Says:
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    @Dan: hmm.. Just thought about something. I have an old android that doesn’t have service, will it work with WIFI?

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  9. Ariella Says:
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    Think it will work for maintenance payments? I’m paying by credit card now, but the charge a small fee.

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  10. Anonymous Says:
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    @Moshe:
    If it’s an old Android, it almost definitely won’t be Android pay compatible.

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  11. Thank You Dan! Says:
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    @Moshe: why not?

    And those who don’t have an Android (yet…) can buy this one for $4.99 https://www.pagepluscellular.com/phones/lg-optimus-dynamic-ii-(refurb)/

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  12. Davie Says:
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    Would this work to pay condo fees?

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  13. Anonymous Says:
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    @Thank You Dan!: Wont work needs to be Android 4.4 or later

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  14. Anonymous Says:
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    @Anonymous: can’t update it to newer Android version?

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  15. Gabi Says:
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    I have a Samsung 4 mini and Android Pay doesn’t work….

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  16. Moshe Says:
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    My landlord likes when I write the check out to cash. Would that be possible with this method?

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  17. Naphtali Says:
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    Can this work for Mortgage too??

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  18. Dans chosid Says:
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    I pay rent with credit cards I put money on his bill in the grocery store and even get 5 points on the freedom during the past quarter

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  19. Anonymous Says:
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    Will an android phone (4.4) work even if it doesn’t have NFC tech? (will android pay even allow me to download it from the goole store?)

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  20. schneur Says:
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    i just tried using the app but i dont see how to use android pay, it only asks for cc number?

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  21. SS Says:
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    @schneur: I have the same issue. It doesn’t give me the option of using Android Pay!

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  22. Bruce Says:
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    Does it work in Canada?

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  23. yehuda Says:
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    how about samsung pay?

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  24. Thanks Dan! Says:
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    Any deals to Israel?

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  25. Lauren Says:
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    Dan, any credit cards you’d recommend using for rent to maximize points?

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  26. Dave Says:
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    I can’t get android pay to work with chase. Is that the case?

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  27. Tzvi Says:
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    what happens after 2016? is this a promotion?

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  28. Eli Says:
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    Compatible with Nexus 6 or OnePlus 1?

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  29. Mark Says:
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    @Eli: I have Android Pay on my Nexus 6. Haven’t used it yet, but it loaded and verified a credit card without a problem.

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  30. MacDan Says:
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    Do they have an iPhone app?

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  31. Androi Says:
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    @Thank You Dan!: hey no NFC no Android pay!!!

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  32. Sammy Says:
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    Am using Android pay and still says cc fee will apply.

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  33. Dan Says:
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    @Dave:
    I paid with Chase.

    @Tzvi:
    I’d assume it goes back to 3.49%

    @Sammy:
    The fee isn’t charged on the final payment screen.

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  34. Kenny Says:
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    @Dan:
    Do I need a valid sim card or can i use an android phone and just use wifi?

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  35. help Says:
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    and select Android Pay as your method of payment. At the final payment page

    not coming up

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  36. Dan Says:
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    @Kenny:
    I’d guess you need a SIM, but try and let us know?

    @help:
    Did you configure a card in Android Pay before opening the RadPad app?

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  37. Iphone? Says:
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    Hi

    Is see the same on Iphone. Will the fee not show on the final page?

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  38. Moshe Says:
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    Hi Dan- im trying to add my chase freedom and my chase freedom unlimited cards to android pay but seems like it chase doesn’t work with RapPad- can you advise how you got it to work?

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  39. Max Says:
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    I tried adding all my chase cards, and they all say they don’t work with android pay?

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  40. Chochom Balayla Says:
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    @Moshe: @Max:

    It could be Dan was grandfathered in from his google wallet account like some people in the comment section are saying in this link.

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  41. Daniel Says:
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    For those who don’t have Android and don’t want to spend money on one just to take advantage of this deal just download Bluestacks (http://www.bluestacks.com/). It’s an Android emulator that’s meant for app developers to test their apps before they sell them but it functions as a full Android phone. I’m pretty sure it mimics a Samsung Galaxy but that doesn’t really matter as far as this goes. I’ve used this program many times to take advantage of smartphone-only offers even though I don’t own a smartphone.

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  42. B Says:
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    Chase cards (Freedom…etc) will not work with Android Pay. You can add Citi and AMEX credit cards.

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  43. MN Says:
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    Tried downloading Android Pay and it says my device isn’t compatible. Is that because I don’t have NFC?

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  44. daniel Says:
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    @Gabi:

    i have a andriod 4 mini, it works. perhaps your phone needs an update…… is the play store updated by you? how about the phone itself?

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  45. Anonymous Says:
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    @Yossi: Most if not all mortgage servicing companies have their own website where you can pay your mortgage directly online.

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  46. Bong Kim Says:
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    did anyone have hatzlochoh on bluestacks.com which REB DONIEL reccomeneded?.

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  47. Bong Chul Kim Says:
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    @Daniel:
    did bluestacks work?

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  48. doh Says:
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    Dan, would you rather use some CC or PPBDC for 1% back? With constant deval I start getting a feeling that cash is king…

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  49. Begginer Says:
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    Would this count for the freedom unlimited sign up bonus (even though it’s not a purchase)?
    What about generally paying rent with cc, does it count for the bonus?

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  50. Floridian Says:
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    Might work if you download BlueStacks from BlueStacks.com and set up a virtual android phone on your PC or Mac.

    May have to get the AndroidPay program file (*.apk) from APKMirror.com to install if Play store won’t let.

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  51. Daniel Says:
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    @Bong Chul Kim: I didn’t try it because I don’t really need this offer, I was just curious about how it worked which is why I clicked on the link.

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  52. Reid Says:
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    @Dan Can I pay a mortgage with a credit card using radpad?

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  53. glen Says:
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    I tried Bluestacks and got the “your device isn’t compatible with this version” message.

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  54. jules Says:
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    @glen:

    Dan i got the same message. says “designed for phones” at the top

    Floridian – how do you set up a virtual android? 🙂

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  55. Bong Kim Says:
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    how do you get a virtual android

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  56. Donny Says:
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    The app works for me in Bluestacks. But no Android Pay option 🙁

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  57. Lkwder Says:
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    Anyone have trouble with AMEX flagging as fraud?
    Is radpad safe?

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  58. oompaloompa Says:
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    Will this work with Amex Gift cards?

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  59. Man Says:
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    Will the landlord see the final amount, or will he eat the 3.49% fee?

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  60. Dan Says:
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    @oompaloompa:
    No.

    @Man:
    Radpad/Android Pay are covering the full fee.

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  61. e Says:
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    @Dan

    circle payments allow you to send money to other people for free using credit cards debit or bank…..not sure if it will be like this forever or just now….

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  62. Moshiach Now Says:
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    @Dan Condo Dues?

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  63. Agoldsc1 Says:
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    @e, Circle will only allow me to add a debit card. How do you add a CC?

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  64. MIMB Says:
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    Dan just out of curiosity, you are paying rent or you have a mortgage?

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  65. BK Says:
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    Free ??

    Debit cards are just $4.95

    Rent payments under $5,000, just $4.95/month. Payments $5,000 or more just $9.95/month.
    Guaranteed on-time

    All rent payments are backed by our 100% Rent Guarantee.
    Credit cards just 2.99%

    Stretch out your rent payment by paying it with your credit card.

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  66. Dan Says:
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    @Moshiach Now:
    Try and see.

    @MIMB:
    Office rent.

    @BK:
    Need to do it via Android Pay for it to be free.

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  67. Joe Says:
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    Has anyone tried using an Android tablet that isn’t a phone?

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  68. question Says:
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    is using circle payments safe?

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  69. Yehuda Says:
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    It’s saying that all my cards are not eligible, which cards are? I have amex and chase and Barclay’s

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  70. Dan Says:
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    @Yehuda:
    “Android Pay will support Chase cards effective September 7th.”

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  71. Ben Says:
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    Dan,

    I just got approved for the Sapphire Reserve, but the website said it could take 2 weeks to arrive. is there any way I can get the card number before it arrives so I can use it for RadPad to pay next months rent.

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  72. Yossi Says:
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    @Ben:
    Call customer service to expedite your card @800-436-7937

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  73. Ben Says:
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    @Yossi: Thank you!

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  74. Diana Says:
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    @Ben @Yossi Just called Customer Service, and they said that because of the extraordinary demand, they are unable to expedite.

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  75. Diana Says:
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    @Ben: @Yossi: Just called Customer Service, and they said that because of the extraordinary demand, they are unable to expedite.

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  76. JMS Says:
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    This is DEAD. Even for those already enrolled, it will only be valid through August 31 instead of through 2016.

    http://blog.onradpad.com/an-update-on-our-no-credit-card-fee-android-pay-promotion/

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  77. sammy Says:
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    I wonder if it’s worth paying 2 months rent on the credit card before August 31

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  78. Tisha Says:
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    Tried tonight, pop up informed me this is over and that my credit card would be charged the fee if I continued with the payment.

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  79. Dan Says:
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    @Tisha:
    Read the post update.

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  80. Donny Says:
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    Sadly, the promotion is over.

    http://blog.onradpad.com/an-update-on-our-no-credit-card-fee-android-pay-promotion/

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  81. Dan Says:
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    @Donny:
    That’s why I write post updates.

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  82. Yossi Says:
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    @Dan: @Dan:
    But you did not tweeted the Update…

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  83. Eddie Says:
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    Radpad just sent me an email saying they stopped paying apartment rent all together… what a terrible company

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