Do you HAVE to use a card to buy paid applications?


Hey everyone! I'm thinking about buying an application and thought you could use mobile credit, looks like I was wrong. You have an option to use a card (which I don't want to do, too risky) is there another payment method I could use? :thinking:



Android Enthusiast
In the main - no.

But you could try the devs home page to see if they accept paypal or alertpay or worldpay or other payment, or use your search engine to search for the app name & paypal (or insert payment method here) to see if there is an alternate way.


Android Enthusiast
As long as you are connected via https

HTTP Secure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Then you are quite safe, there is no human interaction so unless employees of google are crooked (and who is to say they aren't), then you are even safer again.

There are other ways to make yourself even safer still, like use a virtual kb to type in your answers (thus preventing direct keystrokes), if you wish to. Or use the virtual kb to type onto a text file, then use copy & paste to put the info into the https site.

It's not normally the end user that abuses your info, but the unscrupulous types inbetween you & the end user, so keep yourself as safe as you can between you & the recipient (ensuring they are always https) and you will be as secure as you can be.