We've had numerous customers use this option for online payments without issue. It should do the trick for anyone in a pinch.
Other pre-paid card types (O2 Money Card, etc) either flat out don't work on our website or are unknowns, so use at your own risk. We're currently looking into these options to see if we can post more details/alternatives for you.
Once they start the process of issuing the Visa Debit cards give them a ring and tell them you lost your laser card. They'll cancel it and send a replacement of the new Visa Debit type regardless of your position on the update list. I had to do something like that with Permanent TSB myself.
In the short term though I'm not sure what to suggest other than another pre-paid service. I know Ross had been working on the O2 Money Card problem and according to his post above that seems to have been worked out so you might give that a try?
I used my 3V card on Komplett a good few times but in the past 18 months there is no place that I can topup my card in the town so I cant shop online until AIB send out the new debit card next year
Used to use 3V myself, but now just use Paypal. Komplett takes Paypal.
Login to Paypal, and goto "Top Up Account". You'll see your "Paypal" account info. It's based in Ireland, so you can do a ROI transfer
Use the "Bank code" and "Account number" from the Paypal site as per usual on the AIB site, and put the "Transfer ID" number from Paypal into where "Message to appear on receiver statement:" on the AIB website.
I find transfer from AIB to Paypal usually takes about four days, and unlike 3V, you can top up your balance
It's a real hassle that you guys don't accept Laser. I can't get a CC cause I'm a student.
It's gonna be either 3V, O2Card or Elara.ie, or drive all the way from waterford to Dublin. :/ Pity, you guys are cheaper than Elara tho. Do not want to be signing up for new cards just for one purchase. :/ You should really get paypal at least.