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why can't I buy apps at android market without creditcard?

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  1. Pernilla77

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    Hi!
    please help me. I bought quickoffice 3.months ago via my mobile account, no problem. Now I want to buy pocket league story and I don't seem to be able to make any other choice at Google checkout then creditcard. Google says I should talk to my operator it is possible to pay pike that, my operator says there.is nothing in my account stopping a purschase. HTC says payment through mobile accounts have been stopped in Sweden but it depends on what my operator says.
    So what should I do. It is possible but still not.
    Does anyone have a clue or something that could help me sort this out once and for all.
    Pernilla
     

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    Hi

    As far as I understand it's because Market uses Google Checkout which only accepts credit cards. As far as I know it does accept pre-paid credit cards though if you don't have a bank based one.

    https://checkout.google.com/buyer/tour.html

    Ps: I know it's a common name in Sweden but this isn't my sis-in-law in Abbekos by any chance? :)
     
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    You can also use Visa gift cards.
     
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    I thought some carriers supported direct carrier billing?
     
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    Verizon does I think, but AT&T doesn't.
     
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    This is not correct information. The reason I say so is that my husband is on at&t, and he uses direct carrier billing to buy apps on his Samsung galaxy. I'm his added line, but I can't purchase apps with or without credit card. I've tried everything I can think of, and I would really like some answers. It seems to me that HTC, Google, and at&t are passing the buck around. I dont care whose fault it is; I just want someone to fix it. I'm not getting the full use out of my phone this way. If anyone has any thoughts on a fix, i would really appreciate it.
     
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    That is strange. My wife and I are both on ATT and we both purchased iSyncr through direct carrier billing (about $3.00 each) with no problems. I wonder if there might be a monthly limit to how much you can charge to your account on a monthly basis?
     
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    That's a thought, but when we called at&t, they said there were no blocks. Of course, I might get a different answer next time I calll.

    I remember that the very first time I tried to buy something on Android market, it asked me whether I wanted direct billing or Google checkout. But now I cant figure out how to see what I picked and change it. Is there a way?
     
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    If you are buying an app in foreign currency, you can't use your carrier billing option, you have to use a cc - at least that's how it is in the US.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. All u.s. dollars here in Texas.
     
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    ^what app is it that you're trying to buy? The market auto converts to us dollars, but if the developer is in another country, you're actually paying foreign currency.
     
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    Thought I'd follow up and let y'all know that the glitch magically went away, and I am now able to buy apps by carrier billing. Still dont know what the problem was, but I thank you for your helpfulness.
     
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    Found everything helpful:)
     

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