It is important to know that you have to start from scratch!
- Sign out (log out) of iTunes and close it (as in really "QUIT" it)!
- Open iTunes
- Select "iTunes Store" from the left
- Select "App Store" from the top
- Search for a FREE App
- Click on "free" button next to the App Icon
- Click "Create New Account"
- Click "Continue"
- Change your country by clicking on "click here" at the top
- Select your country and click "Change"
- Select the checkbox at the bottom to agree and click on "Agree"
- Fill out your details (email, password, etc.) and click on "Continue"
- The "none" option as payment method should now be visible at the top - click on "none"
- Fill out your billing details (name, address, etc.)
- Click on "Create Apple ID"
- Have faith!!! Because if you don't:
Guess what, looking for support gets me here, AGAIN!
I've had it! Now I really hate Apple!!!
You have a brand new account today and you have posted two comments, both attacking folks. You are now on the ASC Hosts radar. Keep it up and you will have a very short career here in the ASC.
Not sure what you and your poor grammar and spelling are on about. I replied to someone who stated that Apple's instructions for opening an account without a bank card no longer worked. I showed that the instructions do work.
I see that you have edited your comment and added a really poor photo of some kind. If you didn't get a None option, you are doing something incorrectly. By following the instructions correctly I get a None option every time, in every country where an account can be opened.
Screen shot from 2 minutes ago, same country you tried;
This appears to be a change in the policy.
If you choose United States as a STORE, you will not get the NONE option like you used to and like Apple's directons state you should.
If you do choose the Mexico store, you will get a NONE option. However once you change your store back to US, it asks for a credit card.
As a member of a school district setting up these devices for students this is a major pain!
Why Apple, actually we all know why they want a credit card waiting in the wings... but really what about schools that do not wish to do this.
I posted the link at Feb 26, 2012 9:49 AM in my first comment for Apple's instructions for creating a new Apple ID and iTunes/Mac App Store account. If you follow those instructions to the letter, you will get the None option every time, as I have shown a number of times in this thread with screen shots. Try to create the account any other way and you will likely not get a None option.
I hope this helps some of you. I too created an account and needed the NONE option. Upon trying to recreate the account, the system would always state that the email was in use. If you go to: https://appleid.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MyAppleId.woa/100/wa/directCallLand ingIndex?wosid=e6wt14tqIct08i3JQWrZFw&localang=en_US the online Apple ID login to manage your Apple ID account, you can then edit the account and choose a new email (I made a dummy gmail account up just for this). I verified that new email address thereby releasing my original email address from the Apple ID stranglehold.
I then did what the support article says. I went into the App Store and downloaded a free App and when it asked me to create a new account I did using the email address that I originally wanted and voila! the NONE option was there as stated and I have everything working under the account I wanted it under. I hope you find similar success.