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Topic # 99855 28-Mar-2012 19:42 Send private message

So I have an iphone 3gs. I want to create an apple id just for downloading free apps and have no intention of purchasing anything.

Last night I was trying to create a facebook without giving them my cellphone number, well slam my head against the wall tonight I am trying to create an apple id without giving them my credit card number and address?

I have found a work around for the credit card by 'purchasing' a free app first then going to create account which gives you the 'none' option next to visa card etc

Is there a way to create an apple id without giving them my address and phone number? 

Am I the odd one out? Is it just accepted now the companies obtain so much information about us? I don't see any reason why they need my address and phone number all I want to do is download free apps from the app store.

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  Reply # 601516 28-Mar-2012 19:55 Send private message

I'm fairly sure there is a button to click to say enter payment details later or similar, and it just bypassess the credit card page



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  Reply # 601545 28-Mar-2012 20:33 Send private message

nope..

edit:

eat me.. 

 

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  Reply # 601550 28-Mar-2012 20:40 Send private message

You could use a fake address, look up the address for Starbucks in the US, and get the address and phone number, and oh be sure to use a proxy when creating this fake account, cause they still can look up your IP address.

Here i looked it for you

80 Delancey Street, New York, NY, United States
+1 917-534-1397



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  Reply # 601555 28-Mar-2012 20:48 Send private message

im not a paranoid nutter.. I don't think? i just see no reason why they need my home address and phone number just because I want to download free apps from the app store

I didn't want to put a fake address (like Starbucks) in case they do actually send me something.

Can always edit it later if I decide to use it for something that they actually need my address for.

And further to facebook wanting my phone number for a throwaway account it is not just the fact they want my phone number there is also the hassle their system could cause if later i had to verify my actual facebook account 'sorry that number cannot be used it is already linked to a facebook account'. Hassle for something they still don't need in the first place.

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  Reply # 601570 28-Mar-2012 21:23 Send private message

It's a trade - your information for access to play in their garden.
If you don't wanna play ball, they won't give you the key I suppose.

Well, unless you 'sneak in' another way.

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  Reply # 601580 28-Mar-2012 21:36 Send private message

qwerty7: So I have an iphone 3gs. I want to create an apple id just for downloading free apps and have no intention of purchasing anything.

Last night I was trying to create a facebook without giving them my cellphone number, well slam my head against the wall tonight I am trying to create an apple id without giving them my credit card number and address?

I have found a work around for the credit card by 'purchasing' a free app first then going to create account which gives you the 'none' option next to visa card etc

Is there a way to create an apple id without giving them my address and phone number??

Am I the odd one out? Is it just accepted now the companies obtain so much information about us? I don't see any reason why they need my address and phone number all I want to do is download free apps from the app store.


With these service, especially facebook, you are not their customer, you are the product. So they want to know as much about you as possible,

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