Google Payment makes it easy for you to pay for your online transactions. If you need to buy an app or a game through Google Play Store, you can do so. Google Play Store accepts various available payment methods.
Here is a list of accepted payment information and billing methods on Google Play.
- Credit/Debit Cards – American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron
- Google Pay Balance
- Mobile Phone Billing – AT&T, Boost, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon
- Google Play Balance
- Google Play Gift Cards
Unfortunately, there are payment method options that are unavailable and Google Play does not support. These include wire and bank transfers, Western Union, Money Gram, Virtual Credit Cards, Health Savings Account, Transit cards, and escrow payments.
There are cases when you try to pay via Google Payment and encounter the OR-PMSA-05 or OR-PMSA-03 error code while giving you a transaction failed message. These issues point out a problem concerning either your preferred payment method or the app or service you are paying for.
How to Fix Google Payment Transaction Failed Error Code OR-PMSA-05 or OR-PMSA-03
The OR-PMSA-05 or OR-PMSA-03 error codes usually appear when you make small transactions like making an in-app purchase or buying an app or game. You may not be able to process your Google Play Store payment resulting to an unsuccessful transaction when it happens. In some cases, the payment gets through, but you will not receive the items.
Check out these troubleshooting solutions and workarounds to fix any of these Google Payment issues when you experience them.
Solution #1 – Verify your Payment Method
Make sure that the payment method you use for your Google Play Store account includes any details from the list of accepted payment options indicated above. Otherwise, it will prompt the error and result in your payment getting declined. You will need to disable the payment option and input your new certified correct details.
Solution #2 – Update the App
It helps if you install the latest version of the app or game where you want to make a purchase. Go to Google Play Store and search for the app. Check if there are available updates and install them.
Solution #3 – Clear the App Cache
- Launch the Settings menu of your Android device.
- Go to Apps.
- Look for the app that is causing the error.
- Tap to open it.
- Select Storage.
- Tap Clear Cache and Clear Data.
Solution #4 – Plug in your Device if Running Low on Battery
Make sure that your device has enough resources to function properly. Turn off power-saving functions and plug in your device if it is running low on battery. You can also close running apps in the background.
Solution #5 – Use a Different Payment Method
If you have other payment options, you can try them. There are times when the problem is with your chosen payment method. Other billing options may work.
Solution #6 – Call your Bank
You can confirm with your bank if there are issues concerning your account. You may also contact support if Google Play charged you twice. Report your concern and ask for a reversal.
Do you have other methods that may help troubleshoot and fix the Google Payment errors mentioned above? We would love to know them, so please share your workarounds with us in the comment section below.