I have a question/discussion point for my fellow Android users and for the talented developers out there. Why oh why can we only purchase apps from the market with a creditcard? I would love to spend some of my cash on good applications. LOVE! I am getting really tired of looking at ads, lite versions or just dreaming about apps I am unable to buy. I would very much like to pay developers for their hard work, but I can't. Google does not want my money because I do not own a creditcard. It's not because I can't but because the things are just not very common at my side of the pond. In Europe we use debit and cash in our day to day shopping and online we have a system called IDEAL for using debit in webshops. The majority of store clerks and cashiers do not even know HOW to accept a creditcard because they never see them. People who travel a lot or order internationally have one, but that is about it. But Google wants me to get one to buy apps. I am not getting a real one because it is ridiculous to pay the fees for something that I will only use for the small cost of buying apps. I do not need it otherwise. Next logical step is to look into the digital ones. I came very close to buying a 20 euro credit, but then I looked a little further and if I understand correctly there seems to be a common problem with changing your creditcard number in the store and digital cards in general. So if I am out of luck and credit, I cannot change the number or it will not be accepted at all! There goes that plan! I do not have the money to take that risk. It seemed ridiculously convoluted anyway to need a third party to pay. Also: I have a serious issue with the fact that all the pointers to digital creditcard replacements come from users and not from Google. As far as they are concerned: without a creditcard, you do not count. And as a cherry on the pie, I found this 3 year old and identical question: Google Groups This is by no means the only question of this ilk. Why Google? Why? Why have you not addressed this issue? You have this beautiful system in place with the Wallet. How hard can it be to accept IDEAL so we can just load some money in the Wallet and buy our apps? Can somebody shed some light on this because I truly do not understand. Apple got it right: I could buy a disposable card in every cd store and supermarket to spend in the Apple store. This must be costing Google a lot of money and as a customer I feel ignored and almost forced into piracy, because I want to use my phone to its potential. I am sure I am not the only one. Why is Google so busy with their licensing and stopping piracy and gaining customers while at the same time they fail to make the app store accessible to everybody? It is stupid! How do developers feel about this issue?