5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 6:57 AM by jkhitunes
jkhitunes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I need to buy apps with a pre-paid visa card, apple told me this would work, so far it hasn't HELP


MacBook, iOS 6.0.1
  • 1. Re: how do you use a pre-paid debit card with your itunes account
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,395 points)

    Debit cards are not accepted for the iTunes Store:

     

    http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/us/terms.html

     

    The iTunes Store, Mac App Store, App Store, and iBookstore services (“Services”) accept these forms of payment: credit cards issued by U.S. banks, payments through your PayPal account, iTunes Cards, iTunes Store Gift Certificates, Content Codes, and Allowance Account balances.

     

    That's it.

  • 2. Re: how do you use a pre-paid debit card with your itunes account
    jkhitunes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wonder why an Apple person told me this would work?? So even if you have a bank card that is a debit card it won't work or just if its a pre-paid debit card from Wal-Mart?? Can you use a pre-paid credit card from Wal-Mart?

  • 3. Re: how do you use a pre-paid debit card with your itunes account
    John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (36,395 points)

    jkhitunes wrote:

     

    Wonder why an Apple person told me this would work??

     

     

    Apple should read this stuff once in a while.

     

    Some prepaid cards appear to act as credit cards to the merchant. If yours is one of them it should work, but debit cards are not accepted for the iTunes Store.

     

    Can you use a pre-paid credit card from Wal-Mart?

     

    Do you mean an iTunes Card, the kind sold at Wal-Mart? Sure, that will work.

     

    "Pre-paid" and "credit" are mutually exclusive.

     

    I believe this way of thinking about it ought to be valid: if you need a PIN code, the card won't work.

     

    I don't use debit cards so I can't be certain if this will apply consistently, but let me know if that makes sense.

  • 4. Re: how do you use a pre-paid debit card with your itunes account
    jkhitunes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    John I am Kathy a network manager at a small school district and for the last 20 plus years we have had PC's - we still have them and I am not afraid to tackle any PC problem but let me say this (I am Kathy and I AM a PC) Ha!

    Anyway they bought a pre-paid debit card from Wal-Mart so you have answered that question no that will not work. I think they have pre-paid credit cards also....but probably it would be better if I told them just to buy an iTunes card correct???

  • 5. Re: how do you use a pre-paid debit card with your itunes account
    jkhitunes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I set the iTunes account up with this pre-paid debit just to make an account it worked for that just won't work for buying apps. I think I will just leave this pre-paid card as the main card on the account and get an iTunes card for apps....thank you so much John for your help.