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darkevil011

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#38864 5-Aug-2009 15:54
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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 ?

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  #243073 5-Aug-2009 15:56
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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.




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  #243078 5-Aug-2009 16:02
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Will buying an itunes gift card from Whitcoulls do to open an account?

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  #243079 5-Aug-2009 16:03
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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.




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  #243082 5-Aug-2009 16:05
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DSE sells iTunes gift cards :)




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  #243097 5-Aug-2009 16:26
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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 :-)

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  #243101 5-Aug-2009 16:32
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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.




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  #243104 5-Aug-2009 16:35
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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 :)



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  #243108 5-Aug-2009 16:45
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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

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  #243112 5-Aug-2009 16:50
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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.




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#243114 5-Aug-2009 16:56
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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


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  #243116 5-Aug-2009 16:58
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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.




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  #243223 5-Aug-2009 20:29
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I remove my CC info after all my purchases too.

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#244508 9-Aug-2009 18:55
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Heres your problem solved, just watch this video, it worked for me - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XVveRnnrRs

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  #244885 10-Aug-2009 18:06
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Awesome thanks it works !

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