how do I make an account with mac?

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  1. benflick macrumors 68020

    benflick

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    oddly enough, i do not have a mac account. i need one to redeem itunes gift cards and to get apps on my iphone. i have searched this site and haven't found a clear answer to my questions yet so here it goes:

    1. what is a mac account, i know it used to be .mac but now
    2. i know it asks for a credit card when you sign up, but is there anyway to not put in credit card info? (i'm 15 and i don't have a credit card) however, if needed, i have access to parents.
    3. does it cost anything to make an account?
    4. is there anyway to bypass making an account to redeem itunes cards?

    i am sorry for asking probably the dumbest questions ever but i never understood any of it.
     
  2. carrjar macrumors member

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  3. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

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    Its called an 'Apple ID'

    You can create one by:

    Registering for MobileMe
    Registering in iTunes Store
    Registering in Apple Support Forums

    Your id is the email account you register with Apple!
    If you create an MMe account..... your ID will be <username>@me.com!
     
  4. Monty Pavement macrumors regular

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    Registering for the forums or the iTunes store won't cost you anything.
     
  5. benflick thread starter macrumors 68020

    benflick

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    thanks for the replies, but is there anyway to not have to enter credit card information, becuse my mom thinks that if i buy songs she will get charged
     
  6. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    get a visa gift card, they take those.
     
  7. iwuzbord macrumors 6502

    iwuzbord

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    you can keep an apple id not associated with a credit card. when you make the account, log in using itunes, and click redeem code. the credit will go to your account and there is no credit card involved!
     
  8. benflick thread starter macrumors 68020

    benflick

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    i have a green dot, and they don't take them. if i got a prepaid visa, could i just let it run out of money for good? i use prepaid itunes cards instead
     
  9. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    prepaid visa is like cash essentially. you use that number to enter into the system, and you can still use the card for whatever else. this is how you get around the system of having to register credit card info.
     
  10. benflick thread starter macrumors 68020

    benflick

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    okay, i will probably put like $5 dollars on it so it will be valid, then i will just make an ID and leave it
     
  11. wronski macrumors 6502

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    You can start an account using only iTunes cards. In the store click Sign In > Create New Account > Redeem Code
     
  12. ubersalad macrumors 6502a

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    Funny how you flame a guy in another thread for not knowing how to read...

     
  13. wronski macrumors 6502

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    Completely different situation and I'm fine with my responses.
     

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