1. Check out our app, Forums for Android! Download and leave feedback here!

Buying apps

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ScarykiD, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. ScarykiD

    ScarykiD Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Sep 1, 2010
    19
    0
    15
    Caboolture
    why when buying apps you have to use your credit card, and not get it taken on your credit like with other phone plans?
     

    Advertisement

  2. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member
    143

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,248
    147
    143
    Probably depends on your carrier/location. I had to look yours up, since I wasn't even sure it's a real place! :D
     
  3. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 6, 2009
    3,354
    282
    163
    IIRC, what the OP is looking for is supposedly in the works. As for the "why", it just is.
     
  4. ScarykiD

    ScarykiD Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Sep 1, 2010
    19
    0
    15
    Caboolture

    i don't understand what your saying lol.....
     
  5. ScarykiD

    ScarykiD Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Sep 1, 2010
    19
    0
    15
    Caboolture

    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?
     
  6. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member
    143

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,248
    147
    143
    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.
     
    ScarykiD likes this.
  7. ScarykiD

    ScarykiD Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Sep 1, 2010
    19
    0
    15
    Caboolture
    Thank you for that, helps me alot.

    thought you couldnt browse the market if you didnt have a google account?
     
  8. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member
    223

    Feb 15, 2010
    5,413
    715
    223
    Male
    FAS Admin
    100% true and that is what he was saying.
     
  9. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member
    143

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,248
    147
    143
    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.
     
  10. Andy123

    Andy123 Member
    5

    Sep 8, 2010
    5
    0
    5
    well i don;t prefer to buy apps :p but if there is some really good app then i prefer credit card.
     
  11. ScarykiD

    ScarykiD Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Sep 1, 2010
    19
    0
    15
    Caboolture

    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?
     
  12. Rotary

    Rotary Well-Known Member
    36

    Aug 21, 2010
    69
    3
    36
    Toshiba
    Ft Lauderdal
  13. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member
    143

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,248
    147
    143
    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
     
    ScarykiD likes this.
  14. ScarykiD

    ScarykiD Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Sep 1, 2010
    19
    0
    15
    Caboolture

    thats the perfect answer thank you......
     
  15. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member
    143

    Jul 19, 2010
    1,248
    147
    143
    You're most welcome.
     
  16. ScarykiD

    ScarykiD Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Sep 1, 2010
    19
    0
    15
    Caboolture
    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 :)
     

Share This Page

Loading...