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  1. ScarykiD

    ScarykiD Member This Topic's Starter

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    why when buying apps you have to use your credit card, and not get it taken on your credit like with other phone plans?
     

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    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    Probably depends on your carrier/location. I had to look yours up, since I wasn't even sure it's a real place! :D
     
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    IIRC, what the OP is looking for is supposedly in the works. As for the "why", it just is.
     
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    ScarykiD Member This Topic's Starter

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    i don't understand what your saying lol.....
     
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    ScarykiD Member This Topic's Starter

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    hahaha it's real, but would it be my location???

    does it come off your plan? or added to the total cost of your bill??

    also do i need an android accout or anything???? so it doesnt need my credit card?
     
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    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    I simply make all my Market purchases with a credit card. It sure seems to me I've seen the option to add certain things to one's phone bill; I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm mistaken. I might be thinking of something other than the Market.

    You do need a Google (Gmail) account to sign into the Market. Once that is established you can get apps and make purchases for those things that require payment. Also, your Google keeps track of your downloads and more importantly your purchases, which is good if for some reason you need to re-download a paid app.
     
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    ScarykiD Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for that, helps me alot.

    thought you couldnt browse the market if you didnt have a google account?
     
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    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    100% true and that is what he was saying.
     
  9. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    If you want easy browsing for apps on your PC/Mac, you can look at AppBrain - the best Android apps and games on the Android market. You can do searches from thereas well. I find it very helpful, and with the Fast Web Installer you can (while signed in with a Google account) send apps to your phone with one click and avoid having to bring up the Market on your phone.
     
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    well i don;t prefer to buy apps :p but if there is some really good app then i prefer credit card.
     
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    ScarykiD Member This Topic's Starter

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    yes but no one has answers my orignal question, witch is why do i have to use a credit card instead of it being taken from my plan?
     
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    lol
     
  13. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    That's simply how the system is set up. I vaguely remember reading of the option being a possibility on other carriers in the future, but right now it's just not an option for most apps. I'm not trying to be flippant, rather stating what is.

    Here's some reading for you:

    Why Google's in-app carrier billing could equalize Android and iPhone - Mobile Marketer - Commerce

    Google Ponders PayPal For Android When All It Needs Is Carrier Billing | mocoNews

    Apparently T-Mobile has the option...probably where I heard of it before.

    Carrier Billing - Android Market Help
     
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    ScarykiD Member This Topic's Starter

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    thats the perfect answer thank you......
     
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    w_bovine Well-Known Member

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    You're most welcome.
     
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    ScarykiD Member This Topic's Starter

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    for the t-mobile it is true, but i do not live in USA :( so i can not do that. but thanks to everyone for there help, apart from the lol person :)
     

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