Apple ID different from billing name???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 50548, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. 50548 Guest

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    I have looked for this EVERYWHERE and still can't find a clear answer:

    I use my wife's credit card information for buying apps (since she is American and we prefer to use the US app store), so whenever I log in to my Apple account (also carrying over to apps that use my Apple ID) it says “Welcome (my wife's name)” which is very frustrating, seeing as that is not my name. It’s the name on the billing address, which I am not able to change or the billing info would (probably) no longer work.

    So, basically, is there any way to fix this so that it shows my name and not hers? I must add that she has her own Apple ID with the same billing info for her app purchases...I really cannot understand how this simple question can'tbe properly addressed. Besides, it’s kind of odd when I use an app such as “Find My Friends” or iMessage and people see my wife's name instead of my own...

    Or is it possible to simply edit your Apple ID name without impact on the billing info validity? Any CLEAR advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. headluck macrumors newbie

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    Hey BRLawyer,

    I couldn't find any way to contact you but through this reply. This isn't regarding your Apple ID issue, but your experience with dealing with the failed 8800GS nVidia GPUs. I was wondering if you could help a little bit; wasn't able to find your thread regarding this.

    You mentioned you had Apple replace the GPU after it was out of warranty; I'm dealing with the same issue- the GPU fried last week and I've been out of warranty for 3 months now. Can you walk me through the process of getting it replaced? Did you go to an Apple Store and present printed reports from the MacRumors forums? Any other websites? Or did you speak to them over the phone? Any help would be highly appreciated.

    Cheers.
     
  3. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    Actually apple billing avs is really ****** , you CAN change the name on the billing address and im 99% it will have no impact on future purchases.
     
  4. 50548 thread starter Guest

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    Headluck,

    Please check these past threads where the issue was extensively discussed; of course each case is different, but you may try a similar approach for your Mac - good luck..!

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1020933&highlight=8800gs

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1085213&highlight=8800gs
     
  5. headluck macrumors newbie

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    I imagine that if you removed your wife's credit card info from the billing information that you would be able to change the billing address info to your name instead of hers. Other than that, I don't see a solution. And good luck trying to get Apple to let you do anything Apple ID related through the proper support channels. It's frustrating, I know. They did not think out the transition to iCloud very well and don't seem to care that lots of us have issues that we aren't allowed to fix.:mad:
     
  8. 50548 thread starter Guest

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    Tks; but the moment I put my name in there the billing info is also modified (wrongly, of course). Honestly, I find it absolutely ASTOUNDING that one is not able to separate between billing info and specific account details.

    This would cover situations like mine as well as countless others such as children having their accounts but paying for apps with (authorized) credit cards from their parents, or in case I want to pay for my retired parents' app needs.

    Again, it is just unbelievable that such situations are not covered by Apple; or in case they are, that no one has yet provided a clear answer to this question...
     

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