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Prepay card for google play?

Hi,

is it possible? I haven't any credit card by now.


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Re: Prepay card for google play?

No answer = there's no prepaz card in CH?

What happens if I have german or spanish prepay card. Could I use the cash when I am here?
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Old 09.08.2013, 10:36
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No answer = there's no prepaz card in CH?
Yes, there are prepaid cards in Switzerland, for example this one, which incidentally took me all of 20 seconds to find (I just picked a bank at random and googled 'postfinance cash card').

Whether it would work as a credit card for things like google play I have no idea, but given that it's a Mastercard I think there's a fair chance that it might.
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Yes, there are prepaid cards in Switzerland, for example this one, which incidentally took me all of 20 seconds to find (I just picked a bank at random and googled 'postfinance cash card').

Whether it would work as a credit card for things like google play I have no idea, but given that it's a Mastercard I think there's a fair chance that it might.
Thanks for the answer, but I was asking about these type of cards. I think better than "prepay", I should have said: "vouche" or "present" card, like the ones for iTunes.

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Thanks for the answer, but I was asking about these type of cards. I think better than "prepay", I should have said: "vouche" or "present" card, like the ones for iTunes.
Can't you work google yourself then?

Just a few seconds (using the term "gift card") brings up this: https://support.google.com/googlepla...m=2715125&rd=1

Which is surely the definitive answer.
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Can't you work google yourself then?

Just a few seconds (using the term "gift card") brings up this: https://support.google.com/googlepla...m=2715125&rd=1

Which is surely the definitive answer.
Not enough information.

If you select "other country", you get this message:

Google Play gift cards are currently available in the United States, Germany, France, and United Kingdom.

So it's not supposed to work, but it's not clear...

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Re: Prepay card for google play?

Just go to a kiosk and buy a rechargeable prepaid card:
http://www.cornercard.ch/de/privatku...en/karten.html

It's the Access Card they sell at the kiosk, I think.
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Re: Prepay card for google play?

You can also take a prepaid card from Credit Suisse or UBS, but I suppose you need an account there. Annual cost ay Credit Suisse is 40CHF, but you need to put on card at less 150, I think, and at UBS is 50CHF but I don't know how much you need to put on card.
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Google Play gift cards are currently available in the United States, Germany, France, and United Kingdom.
What's not clear? Google Switzerland doesn't offer gift cards. As a matter of fact, they don't offer much of anything - no books, no movies, no magazines and no device store. They offer less here than in North Korea. But they do enjoy the low taxes in Zurich, where their Europen HQ is. I've grown somewhat tired of that company, honestly.
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What's not clear? Google Switzerland doesn't offer gift cards. As a matter of fact, they don't offer much of anything - no books, no movies, no magazines and no device store. They offer less here than in North Korea. But they do enjoy the low taxes in Zurich, where their Europen HQ is. I've grown somewhat tired of that company, honestly.
I fully agree!

That is exactly my question. Google CH doesn't offer almost anything here. We are too small for them but they have the HQ here, we know why.

I was searching in internet, and I think that if I buy a gift card in other country and put the code in the play store, I could use the balance in switzerland. At least it's possible in other countries that doesn't have these cards, like Spain.
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Re: Prepay card for google play?

Hey guys

If you go on to the UK version of Ebay and type in google play, you will find some people selling cards on there. I bought a £10 voucher for it £7.50. The seller then e-mailed me the codes which are valid until 2015. I used the codes on my Swiss google play account and I was able to add credit.

Hope this helps you :-)
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Re: Prepay card for google play?

Now we have the Google Play gift cards in Switzerland as well!
I've already seen them in many locations.
http://www.intomobile.com/2014/04/11...d-switzerland/
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Re: Prepay card for google play?

But I think that this thread should be renamed adding the words "Gift Cards" in the title.

Prepay is wrong English and may be confused with bank prepaid cards.
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