Buy Google Play Apps Without a Credit Card: Entropay

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Most people want to buy apps from Google Play but can't because they don't have a Credit Card. And to make things worse, Google Wallet doesn't accept most Debit Cards. But now with Entropay, you can create virtual Credit Cards that work like a charm with Google Wallet. All you need is a regular Debit Card and an Entropay account. Creating an Entropay account is free. They don't charge you for creating an account. Entropay is a VeriSign Secured site. It is safe and secure.

This service comes in really handy for a lot of people in India who own Android sets and want to buy some apps but don't have a Credit Card or say they want to register a domain on but can't because they don't own a Credit Card.

All you need to do is register on Entropay, select a funding source (Any Debit Card or Credit Card) to load your virtual Credit Card (a minimum of $20) and your virtual Credit Card is ready. They charge a nominal charge for this. See their Schedule of Fees here.  

Most Indian Debit cards would work. Be it SBI Debit Card or IDBI Debit Card or Axis Bank Debit Card. However, there might be some problems with a few Debit Cards because some banks usually have a restriction on accounts on Forex Transactions (billing for Entropay is not done in INR). So you need to contact the Bank to remove the restriction.

If you have any problem creating the virtual card, please feel free to ask via comments.


Ashish said...

Good article. I used Axis Bank debit card to create a virtual Credit Card. Worked fine for me.