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Topic # 242984 22-Nov-2018 12:39
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I am not a big apple person but hey, work gave me a iPhone 8.  To install even free apps you need to set up a payment method because apple wants me to get used to paying for things.  Being the smart person I am I used a Visa Pressie card with a zero balance.  Being the company they are that no longer works because when I try and update a free app it asks for a payment method and, it does something to validate it and that validation fails because it has a zero balance.

 

I refuse to give them my real CC number (even though the rest of the internet already has it) so the obvious solution is to buy a iTunes voucher and credit it to my account so that I have a valid payment method a.

 

The 20% off iTunes vouchers used to be a common promotion but I haven't seen it for a while (not that I have been looking).  Does anyone know of a retailer who is running this promotion or does anyone have a unused voucher that they want to unload?


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  Reply # 2131787 22-Nov-2018 12:40
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Personally I have never been stopped by the fact I have no payment method either?

 

Isn't there an option to skip? 





 




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  Reply # 2131789 22-Nov-2018 12:46
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Coil:

 

Personally I have never been stopped by the fact I have no payment method either?

 

Isn't there an option to skip? 

 

 

Not that I have seen although happy to be wrong.  As soon as I put in the password it asks me to select a payment method.  I suspect it only does this because the 0 balance visa pressie card failed previously and it knows it's not valid.   I suspect you have a valid payment method on your account.

 

 

 

Answering my own question, if there isn't a 20% promotion then maybe the Noles promotion of $20 off a purchase of $100 using code MYNLBLACK2018 is the best deal.  $100 is way more than I need but I do have children and Xmas is coming up...


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2131803 22-Nov-2018 13:01
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landcruiserguy:

 

Coil:

 

Personally I have never been stopped by the fact I have no payment method either?

 

Isn't there an option to skip? 

 

 

Not that I have seen although happy to be wrong.  As soon as I put in the password it asks me to select a payment method.  I suspect it only does this because the 0 balance visa pressie card failed previously and it knows it's not valid.   I suspect you have a valid payment method on your account.

 

 

 

Answering my own question, if there isn't a 20% promotion then maybe the Noles promotion of $20 off a purchase of $100 using code MYNLBLACK2018 is the best deal.  $100 is way more than I need but I do have children and Xmas is coming up...

 

 

 

 

Just confirmed I have no payment option enabled, I just downloaded AirBNB and it asked for my touch ID then offered the install option.
Can you provide a screen shot?

 

 





 


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  Reply # 2131811 22-Nov-2018 13:09
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From what I understand if you go to set up an account just via the iTunes store, it will ask you to add a payment method.

 

However, if you go to the app store and just try downloading a free app and click to create a new one from there, it will allow you to select NONE as the payment method.

 

More info how to do it via a PC or Device here - https://appletoolbox.com/2016/01/how-to-create-an-apple-id-without-credit-card/





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