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#26209 15-Sep-2008 18:26
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I actually do have a CC but I object to having it stored on Apple's servers.



Can I create an account without a CC?



Or can I get it (actually) deleted from the account after creating it?



Unfortunately my card isn't up for expiry in the very near future or else I'd just do it and not update.

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  #164576 15-Sep-2008 18:29
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You can also create an account with a gift card code, or if someone gifts a song to you.
Unfortunately, buying a gift card means that you'll be sending Apple your info, too.

 
 
 

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  #164586 15-Sep-2008 18:58
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Can't you guys buy itunes gift cards in places like bookshops/record stores etc in New Zealand.?




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  #164587 15-Sep-2008 19:02
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You could always just use a prepaid credit card - NZ Post have two options available.



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  #164590 15-Sep-2008 19:11
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munchkin: You can also create an account with a gift card code, or if someone gifts a song to you.
Unfortunately, buying a gift card means that you'll be sending Apple your info, too.

Hi, what information are we talking about?

So will a "song gift" allow me to create a full account and be eligible to download the free songs they give away intermittently?

I might look to pay someone $2 for a song (PM if you'd be happy to do it).

Does the gift song need to be a specific song or can it be "any one song"?

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  #164597 15-Sep-2008 19:22
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Gift cards aren't available for purchase at traditional bricks & mortar stores in NZ are they? Anybody know why?

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  #164604 15-Sep-2008 20:01
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I did hear a trick about buying a free iPhone/iPod application that meant you could get around the credit card thing, not sure how you can do that though and if it only applies to certain free Apps.

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  #164605 15-Sep-2008 20:06
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Like already stated you can buy a prepay credit card from the post shop, prezzy card - http://www.nzpost.co.nz/Cultures/en-NZ/ProductsAndServices/P/PrezzyCard/AboutPrezzyCard.htm



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  #164619 15-Sep-2008 20:43
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itxtme: Like already stated you can buy a prepay credit card from the post shop, prezzy card - http://www.nzpost.co.nz/Cultures/en-NZ/ProductsAndServices/P/PrezzyCard/AboutPrezzyCard.htm

At a transaction cost of about $5 and I have a credit card already so this would be of little use otherwise to me.

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  #164681 16-Sep-2008 00:36
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At a transaction cost of $5, you would be safe knowing that "Apple don't have your details".

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  #164693 16-Sep-2008 03:06
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munchkin: At a transaction cost of $5, you would be safe knowing that "Apple don't have your details".

I was aware of the prezzy card, but as I'm not going to be spending much (if any), effectively I'm paying the minimum top up ($20 I think?) plus the $5 transaction fee just for the account.

From the information in this thread it would seem I can achieve the same with $1.79 and get a "free song" in the process?

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#164724 16-Sep-2008 09:38
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I give up..

 

Out of intrest, whats the big deal with Apple storing credit card details? 


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  #164734 16-Sep-2008 09:55
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ahmad:
I was aware of the prezzy card, but as I'm not going to be spending much (if any), effectively I'm paying the minimum top up ($20 I think?) plus the $5 transaction fee just for the account.

From the information in this thread it would seem I can achieve the same with $1.79 and get a "free song" in the process?


You could, but then you'd be paying for that "free song" with the $1.79, wouldn't you.

The prezzy card would let you have $20 of iTunes store credit, too (enough for an album and a couple of songs, if split carefully).


itxtme:

I give up..


Out of intrest, whats the big deal with Apple storing credit card
details? 



As do I.

I know my credit card details are safer with Apple, on a secure server, than with half the shops that I've used it at.

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  #164736 16-Sep-2008 10:03

I made one the other day without a credit card, It also let me make a USA account without a credit card ;) (mmm access to free US AppStore)

You do how ever have to find a redeemable coupon code, I used one from Here to get my US account - but this code no longer works.

Once you have a valid free code, the sign up process will let you select none as payment option.. but you still have to provide details for Name/Address etc..

Perhaps try googling for a code

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  #164767 16-Sep-2008 11:37
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munchkin: You could, but then you'd be paying for that "free song" with the $1.79, wouldn't you.

Of course I'd be paying for the song!

But paying $1.79 to get an account with a "free included song", is better than $5 service charge to a pre-paid VISA (which doesn't get me any songs, just a card I don't have other use for), with a minimum topup for $20.

Thanks for the code suggestion, I'm unfortunately a couple of months too late to get a Nestle Chocolate bar free song code.

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  #164840 16-Sep-2008 15:41
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cranz: I made one the other day without a credit card, It also let me make a USA account without a credit card ;) (mmm access to free US AppStore)


Awesome mate! It worked. Thanks!!



Bascially I tried to redeem that code which prompted me to sign in with my existing AppleID. It had a new payment option "none" which I chose and it accepted my registration but then gave an error saying that the code was for the wrong country. But my account is now activated!



I couldn't create a US account though - I presume IP locking? How did you get a US account? And what's the difference between our App store and theirs?

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