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Anonymous_
Anonymous
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join:2004-06-21
127.0.0.1
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[Rant] Apple wants card card number

What the hell is up with apple wanting my credit card number to down a "free" app.

what a scam. I rather not give free access to my credit card info.



fourboxers
Co-Lead Mod
join:2003-05-04
Toronto, ON

Then get an account without one
»support.apple.com/kb/HT2534



Anonymous_
Anonymous
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join:2004-06-21
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Too much extra work. Should have had the option when making it.
also I do not want to register my product.


tdumaine
Premium
join:2004-03-14
Seattle, WA

said by Anonymous_:

Too much extra work. Should have had the option when making it.
also I do not want to register my product.

It did give you the option. You chose not to read


Anonymous_
Anonymous
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Do not bull shit me as that option is not available when signing up.
Also the reson why I do not want to give it out as the iOS is a continuously is hacked and exploited OS. there for my credit card data is not safe with apple.


dave
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join:2000-05-04
not in ohio
kudos:8

4 recommendations

reply to Anonymous_

It must be just you; they let me install free iPhone apps without offering any collateral.

Any reason why Apple dislikes you in particular?


tdumaine
Premium
join:2004-03-14
Seattle, WA
reply to Anonymous_

I just created a new Apple ID for funsies. No card needed. You do know the credit card info is kept on an Apple server somewhere, and not the phone, right? Please tell me you knew that much at least



Anonymous_
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·Time Warner Cable

said by tdumaine:

I just created a new Apple ID for funsies. No card needed. You do know the credit card info is kept on an Apple server somewhere, and not the phone, right? Please tell me you knew that much at least

yes I know


Time
Premium
join:2003-07-05
Mclean, VA
reply to Anonymous_

If they're not billing the card, who cares?



Anonymous_
Anonymous
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DATA breaches happen all the time.



Cthen

join:2004-08-01
Detroit, MI
Reviews:
·Verizon Wireless..

You have discovered yet another reason why Apple is hemorrhaging customers.

The list of reasons is long and only getting longer for Apple. The coolest part of it is that they are doing it to themselves.
--
"I like to refer to myself as an Adult Film Efficienato." - Stuart Bondek



Alcohol
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Climax, MI
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reply to Anonymous_

said by Anonymous_:

DATA breaches happen all the time.

Wrong. They don't need a data breach to invade your privacy. iphone users already have their locations tracked by apple.
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I found the key to success but somebody changed the lock.


DrDrew
That others may surf
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said by Alcohol:

said by Anonymous_:

DATA breaches happen all the time.

Wrong. They don't need a data breach to invade your privacy. iphone users already have their locations tracked by apple.

As apposed to all the carriers tracking all of their customers' phones? With aGPS being more accurate than GPS, which is more accurate than cell tower triangulation, but any which way all cell phones can be tracked to varying degrees by their carriers. Of course they only use it for 911, family tracking, mapping, and "find your phone" services... maybe.
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If it's important, back it up... twice. Even 99.999% availability isn't enough sometimes.


Anonymous_
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reply to Alcohol

I am talking about credit cards, NOT locations.

credit card data is more sensitive then location data. I could careless about that.



DrDrew
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said by Anonymous_:

I am talking about credit cards, NOT locations.

credit card data is more sensitive then location data. I could careless about that.

If you're so worried about the credit card numbers, use the instructions linked to above that tell you how you don't have to use a credit card.

or...

Use a one time disposable number issued by your credit card company. Many do this.

or...

Go buy a Visa gift card
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If it's important, back it up... twice. Even 99.999% availability isn't enough sometimes.


Cthen

join:2004-08-01
Detroit, MI
Reviews:
·Verizon Wireless..

1 recommendation

What the OP is getting at is there is no reason for any of that to exist for a device that they paid for.

How is it Apple's decision to say "Sure, you paid a lot for that device we sold you. Despite that you have to do things our way if you want to use it. We do this for your benefit so big brother can't allow you to do things the way you want to."

Kinda makes ya wonder who big brother really is.
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"I like to refer to myself as an Adult Film Efficienato." - Stuart Bondek



Alcohol
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reply to Anonymous_

said by Anonymous_:

I am talking about credit cards, NOT locations.

credit card data is more sensitive then location data. I could careless about that.

Why? Credit cards have 0 liability.
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I found the key to success but somebody changed the lock.


carpetshark3
Premium
join:2004-02-12
Idledale, CO

Amazon does the same for Android apps. They send you a receipt for $0.00.
If you already have an Amazon account, they use that. Amazon sells a whole lot more stuff than Apple. I can get household goods, hard cover books, etc.



dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
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Phoenix, AZ
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reply to DrDrew

said by DrDrew:

said by Anonymous_:

I am talking about credit cards, NOT locations.

credit card data is more sensitive then location data. I could careless about that.

If you're so worried about the credit card numbers, use the instructions linked to above that tell you how you don't have to use a credit card.

or...

Use a one time disposable number issued by your credit card company. Many do this.

or...

Go buy a Visa gift card

or dl a cc gen. they prob dont check it, just see if the card algo fits.


Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada

do what i did, put your CC to open the itunes account, then log into your itunes acount and DELETE the CC. there u have an itunes acc with no credit card no more
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Happiness is like peeing your pants... Everyone can see it, but only you can feel its Warmth!!



Dude111
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USA
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reply to Time

 

quote:
If they're not billing the card, who cares?
The point is THEY HAVE IT ON FILE!!!! (Why have it on file for no reason?)


Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada

1 recommendation

if they have it on file, simlpy REMOVE IT FROM THEIR FILE. you can remove a CC just as easily as you can add one. maybe people are affraid to try?
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Happiness is like peeing your pants... Everyone can see it, but only you can feel its Warmth!!



Cthen

join:2004-08-01
Detroit, MI
Reviews:
·Verizon Wireless..
reply to Dude111

said by Dude111:

quote:
If they're not billing the card, who cares?
The point is THEY HAVE IT ON FILE!!!! (Why have it on file for no reason?)

Not only that, if they are not billing the card, what is the need for them to have it in the first place?

Again, Apple says "Think different", yet they force their customers into doing what any crooked outfit out there would do.

Didn't know "Think different" meant "Cut out the middle man and let us directly screw you over."
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"I like to refer to myself as an Adult Film Efficienato." - Stuart Bondek


battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to Anonymous_

Re: [Rant] Apple wants card card number

Never mind the other places that have your card number?



battleop

join:2005-09-28
00000
reply to Cthen

"Despite that you have to do things our way if you want to use it [with our service]."

I filled in the part you missed.
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I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.



DarkLogix
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Baytown, TX
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reply to Paolo

or just do the easy tick of adding a free app to your cart and then the no card option will appear