How is iCloud billed?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by fingleburt, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. fingleburt macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I just received an iCloud reminder email from apple:

    "This is a reminder that on 03/12/2014 you will be charged £7.49 for your 20 GB storage plan using your MasterCard. To change or cancel your storage plan, you can downgrade it from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.*
    The iCloud Team"

    I have over £96 Apple ID Balance, why are they charging my cc instead of my iTunes Store credit?
     
  2. HipsterGG macrumors member

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    You probably did set up your Apple ID with your MasterCard and you added the iTunes/AppStore funds later on. You can get it billed from your account funds by removing your MasterCard information.

    MasterCard payment > Apple ID funds.

    Apple does want everybody to have their creditcards attached to their Apple ID.
     
  3. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    Why would you expect iCloud to have any overlap with the iTunes Store?

    A.
    (yes, I know it is all Apple but having dealt with many companies with separate sub-entities, I would not expect them to all talk to each other - I do not even use the same Apple ID for iCloud and iTunes)
     
  4. fingleburt thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the responses, the reason I would expect icloud to payment to be taken from my itunes credit is because everything is billed through apple. For instance if I buy an app from the App Store it's billed first from your available iTunes's credit any failing that from your credit card on file. If I make an in app purchase it does the same thing, available credit > credit card.

    iCloud should be no different, when I upgraded last year to the 20gb plan payment was taken from my available itunes credit, not my credit card.
     
  5. Alrescha macrumors 68020

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    I can see why you would expect consistency, at least.
     
  6. fingleburt thread starter macrumors member

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    A little update, iCloud was billed today and used my "store credit", ie my itunes balance and not my credit card.
     

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