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Are free apps really free?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Anducks, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Anducks

    Anducks Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I was getting a little trigger-happy downloading free apps, and my friend told me that if you install a "free" app, you still get charged. Is that true?
     


  2. Caddyman

    Caddyman Android Expert

    no, that is not true
     
  3. aleis

    aleis Android Expert

    for re-assurance no.
    though some of them have trial periods...
    but once its up it still doesnt charge u.
     
  4. Anducks

    Anducks Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the answers. :)
     
  5. Matlock

    Matlock Android Enthusiast

    Yup. The Market isn't connected any way to Verizon like it would be on regular phones that you download $100 bucks worth of games and ring tones pop up on your bill. The Android Marker uses your Credit Card information to charge you for the apps.

    So unless you type in your information every time, there isn't any way to be charged. Now if you download a Verizon app.. who knows if they have a evil secret way to charge you if you download it. I dunno. :p
     
  6. Solitary

    Solitary Android Enthusiast

    find a new friend
     
  7. Appventive

    Appventive Member

    I really don't know what you're friend was referring to, but as the others said, free apps are free. Period.

    But, also if you buy an app, all updates to it are free too. HOWEVER, for some reason, the Android Market will always say "authorizing credit card" when downloading updates, which understandably, leads many users to think they are being charged for updates. However, this is not true -- once you buy an app on the Android Market, all updates are free and you will not be charged, despite the "authorizing" message.

    Best of luck,
    Steve
     
  8. DDustiNN

    DDustiNN Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for that info. I haven't purchased any apps yet (only free ones for me so far :cool:), but that's good to know for future reference. Kudos! :D
     

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