Droid FAILURE-Cant purchase british pound apps only american

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  1. richz

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    I have a visa prepaid card and i am only allowed to purchase American money apps, Droid fails ONCE again. FML.
    if there is a solution to this would be GREATLY appreicated and would completely change my views on this phone

    EDIT: I CANT BUY CERTAIN APPS BECAUSE OF THE DROID MARKET NOT ALLOWED ME. IF IT WAS LIKE THE IPHONE, ALL APPS WOULD BE THE SAME. ALSO, I CANT CALL MY BANK AS THIS IS A PREPAID CARD NOT A CREDIT CARD
     
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    I had the same thing - call your bank. They are denying the charge for fraud protection. Ask them to remove it.

    Works like a charm :icon_ banana:
     
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    And how exactly is this a droid failure???
     
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    I thought you could buy apps that are in british pounds...oh well there aren't too many apps in british pounds
     
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    Its not the phone, transactions in foreign currency aren't allowed by prepaid cards.....I have tried purchasing items w/ a prepaid card not on my phone and it wouldn't allow the transaction
     
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    How is this a failure of the Droid again? Sounds to me like it's your Bank to blame.


    I think this site needs a dumpster section.
     
  7. Backnblack

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    This is a FAIL on your part not Droid....Call the bank that issued the card....
     
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    Yeah while some normal credit cards you really do need to call them and allow the transactions for that because sometimes it is picked up in the fraud department. I do agree i don't think they allow for currency exchange on prepaid cards. I think the reason for this is because if you use it solely out of country they add a currency exchange tax or surcharge to it. Which I don't believe is allowed on prepaid cards.

    Would have to put the blame on something other then the droid at this point though.

    The droid is not a marketplace, that is google who controls that. Motorola is suppose to roll out an app store soon though.
     
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    I have had my Droid for two days and I have bought 2 British Alps so far, so no it is not a failure of the Droid.
     
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    You can...With a credit card or a debit card.....NOT a PREPAID Card....
    It's that simple.....can't be said any simpler....
     
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    I don't know if this is what is causing the problem but I do know that some prepaid cards only work in the country issued...others like an All Access Netspend are worldwide. The company may be rejecting it because it is in a foreign currency.

    (Since it is Google's market it should not matter if they are handling it, but just food for thought.)
     
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    I had this problem with my AMEX card. But I used a Visa card that was a prepay card and it worked. It was actually a rebate card from VZW
     
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