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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JimmyHat, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. JimmyHat

    JimmyHat Well-Known Member
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    I am really Looking forward to my Incredible. With my Ipod Touch, I use a prepaid Itunes card. How do you purchase apps/games in the Android Market? Is it credit card only? What are the options?
     

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  2. droidINCREDIBLE

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    With a credit card !

    I recommend you buy a Green DOT debit card form GREENDOTONLINE.com
    in the ammount of $20-$30 bucks. Just for Apps.

    I'm not concerned about using my personal Credit Card but I just hate to use it for a $1 transaction. And GreenDot is the alternative.

    It's just my opinion.
    And yeah, you're gonna love the Market :)
     
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  3. mrsean

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    Can Paypal or Google Checkout be used as well?

    Thanks
     
  4. Evil Sports

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    Good question here
     
  5. totaldis

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    I can't attest to directly accepting Paypal, but I know you can generate temp credit card numbers with the Paypal plugin which allows you to use your account directly as a cc.
     
  6. Jceinc

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    I think Paypal is coming soon
     
  7. jpr18

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    That looks horrible. A million fees and other crap, no thanks.

    I'll probably go to Walgreens and get a preloaded gift card....does anybody know if the app store takes American Express?
     
  8. jamesdean

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    Apps purchased through the market are through Google Checkout. You place a credit card on file with Google and that card is used for all market purchases.

    Just a heads up though, I have been using my DI since Tuesday and there is a problem with the DI ROM and the market. Apparently Google has not yet updated the database for the DI and there are many apps that are not showing up, mainly paid and private apps.
     
  9. JimmyHat

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    It would be nice if there were prepaid cards like the Itunes cards.
     
  10. jpr18

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    Just go to walgreens or walmart and get a prepaid American Express Gift card- google checkout supports Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover....
     
  11. Skyfox16

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    Just curious as to why people dont want to use your regular credit card?:thinking:

    i use mine for every single purchase i make even if it is $1 then pay it off every month and get a ton of rewards/cash back on my chase freedom card.... i guess i just figure getting something back for using my card is better than nothing...... i just cashed in my points from maybe three months of charges/ usage to get a $50 rewards check sent to me :)
     
  12. JimmyHat

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    My main concern is about accidental expensive purchases. A family member accidentally downloaded an Itunes app that cost a few hundred dollars. I got Apple to give a refund. From that point on I said no more billing attached directly to my credit card or bank account via Paypal. I will just use a prepaid visa as earlier suggested.
     
  13. CheezWiz

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    I wonder if pre-paid will work?
    The issue I have had in the past with them is that places like this will pre-charge enough that you can never use it all.. I hate that... Steam does this..

    FYI, us device-less noobs can checkout the marketplace here:
    Android Market by doubleTwist
     
  14. Giannyboi8

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    Hi, i am new to this, could sombody please tell me how i ask a question?
     
  15. Giannyboi8

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  16. droidboss40

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    VISA GIFT CARD DOES NOT WORK the purchase never authorizes and there is no solution it is terrible
     
  17. killadanny

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    I've only bought about 3 apps...since April 29, If they allow PayPal I would shop till I dropped.....my phone. :D
     
  18. sabrewings

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    I just use my debit card.
     
  19. 91Firebirder

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    Really? Not sure what issue you had was but I have a prepaid Visa card from Target sitting next me to I've used to purchase several apps with no problem.

    Also, to the person asking why not just use a normal CC... numerous $1-$2 charges can get you account frozen as it is a typical test used by criminals to see if the card works. I'm sure its easily taken care of, just a hassle. And I hate having my CC stored... just paranoid I guess but I dont care if they get ahold of my prepaid $25 versus my full, normal CC.

    And be exteremly careful using a debit card... that opens your WHOLE bank account should something happen!
     
  20. bboyswoosh87

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    So does anyone know if prepaid cards from target work, so I can buy some apps from the market?
     
  21. h4x0rj3ff

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    so theres no way to just have it billed to your phone bill? i think that you can do that with the apple app store why cant you do this on android? that kinda sux!
     

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