Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




24 posts

Geek


# 38864 5-Aug-2009 15:54
Send private message

Hi,

I just brought a new iPhone 3GS , i want to get on the app store for the free stuff, but I can't seem to create an account without providing a credit card.

I have tried the USA trick but my iTunes wont have a bar of it

Are there any work arounds ?

Cheers

Create new topic
I iz your trusted friend
5847 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 243073 5-Aug-2009 15:56
Send private message

You will need a credit card to register an iTunes account, I'm 'fraid. Just get one of those Prezzy/Loaded card, or if your bank has Visa Debit card, then use that.

Or... have you check this out? Create an iTunes App Store account without a credit card, the least you need is an iTunes gift card, which is now available in most electronic stores.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


4143 posts

Uber Geek


  # 243078 5-Aug-2009 16:02
Send private message

Will buying an itunes gift card from Whitcoulls do to open an account?

 
 
 
 


I iz your trusted friend
5847 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 243079 5-Aug-2009 16:03
Send private message

As long as you get an iTunes Gift card, to create the account, I see why not possible as the instruction given by Apple KB.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


3975 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 243082 5-Aug-2009 16:05
Send private message

DSE sells iTunes gift cards :)




Do whatever you want to do man.

  



24 posts

Geek


  # 243097 5-Aug-2009 16:26
Send private message

Thanks for your response, I have a credit card I was just more worried about getting billed for who knows , seems odd giving someone my credit card details when I don't want to buy anything :-)

I iz your trusted friend
5847 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 243101 5-Aug-2009 16:32
Send private message

Well you'd have to explicitly agreed to "pay" before they can bill you, and every purchase accompanied with an email receipt. I see no problem with it, unless you have a paranoia towards online shopping or using credit card. Just my thought.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


4143 posts

Uber Geek


  # 243104 5-Aug-2009 16:35
Send private message

chiefie: Well you'd have to explicitly agreed to "pay" before they can bill you, and every purchase accompanied with an email receipt. I see no problem with it, unless you have a paranoia towards online shopping or using credit card. Just my thought.


The recepits even arrive when you buy free apps :)

 
 
 
 


290 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 243108 5-Aug-2009 16:45
Send private message

I re-add my credit cared every time I purchase something through iTunes then remove it after purchase, sounds random but that was my compromise

I iz your trusted friend
5847 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 243112 5-Aug-2009 16:50
Send private message

SilentOne: I re-add my credit cared every time I purchase something through iTunes then remove it after purchase, sounds random but that was my compromise

You should just get a prepaid credit card like Prezzy or Loaded, be easier and safer and less hassle. Or just load your account with iTunes Gift card.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 




24 posts

Geek


# 243114 5-Aug-2009 16:56
Send private message

chiefie: Well you'd have to explicitly agreed to "pay" before they can bill you, and every purchase accompanied with an email receipt. I see no problem with it, unless you have a paranoia towards online shopping or using credit card. Just my thought.



Sounds reasonable looks like I will have to take the plunge Surprised


Thanks

I iz your trusted friend
5847 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 243116 5-Aug-2009 16:58
Send private message

I also make sure I don't use 1-click purchase, so hence prevent even myself to make quick purchase...

You can (I think) use the credit card to get pass the registration, then remove it then from then on use iTunes Gift Card for iTunes store credit. Then you won't have to worry about credit card issue.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


1240 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 243223 5-Aug-2009 20:29
Send private message

I remove my CC info after all my purchases too.

19 posts

Geek


# 244508 9-Aug-2009 18:55
Send private message

Heres your problem solved, just watch this video, it worked for me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XVveRnnrRs

Hope it helps



24 posts

Geek


  # 244885 10-Aug-2009 18:06
Send private message

Awesome thanks it works !

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.