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Droid FAILURE-Cant purchase british pound apps only american

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by richz, Dec 13, 2009.

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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.
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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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    a rebate card? im not understanding this rebate card from vzw?
    also, when is this "motorola market" coming
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    I am able to use my Amex, but I travel Internationally and the card is authorized abroad already :)
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    When you get a rebate from Verizon it no longer comes in the form of a check. They send you a prepaid rebate card. Like a credit card with only the amount owed to you as usable.

    100 dollar rebate = 100 prepaid visa card.
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    Yes it depends on the prepaid card. Some just DON'T allow it. Nothing you can do about it. When some of us got the droid we got it from a VZW store, and instead of an instant rebate we got it in the form of a 100$ prepaid card. That's what he was talking about.

    Also the motorola app store was up for awhile, then it went back down, so i think they are testing it. I believe it should be out very soon.
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    ok so when i go to get my rebate they are going to give me a $100 visa prepaid which WILL work for british apps
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    Which is why I take my rebate to a customer service rep and have them credit my account....
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    worked for me. Just have to add the card as you would a regular credit card.
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    Are you sure NEtspend cards are worldwide?
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