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Old 30th June 2015, 21:00   #7816
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I made my first purchase on the iTunes store using a debit card. It was a music album. However, I was billed twice post adding the debit card. One was Rs. 60 and the other was the cost of the album. I did a little reading up and found that Rs. 60 is basically on check for the validity of the credit card and this is automatically refunded. However; a lot of folks reported that the refund does not take place at times.

Is it safe to keep a credit or debit card linked to the itunes store?
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Old 30th June 2015, 21:26   #7817
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Is it safe to keep a credit or debit card linked to the itunes store?

I have my CC linked to iTunes and App store account for past 4 years or more. So far so good. Just be sure of turning on or off the auto renewals of subscriptions as required.

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I made my first purchase on the iTunes store using a debit card. It was a music album. However, I was billed twice post adding the debit card. One was Rs. 60 and the other was the cost of the album. I did a little reading up and found that Rs. 60 is basically on check for the validity of the credit card and this is automatically refunded. However; a lot of folks reported that the refund does not take place at times.

Is it safe to keep a credit or debit card linked to the itunes store?

Mine got refunded without any issues. So don't worry.

About the tempered glass I think I will go for it since my plastic screen guard is giving away. How much does a decent tempered glass cost anyway?
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Old 30th June 2015, 23:05   #7819
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Just moved to Airtel 4G on my iPhone6 and I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised by the speeds. Speedcheck showed 33MBPS. And it feels like so as well. Youtube is just flying with no buffering even for HD videos. Its been a couple of days only, so not completely sure of the battery drop but initial impressions suggest around 20% impact in the battery life.

Kudos to Airtel for the smooth upgrade process. You just show up at an Airtel store, show them the message that says you are eligible for a SIM upgrade. They give you a new SIM and you just send a message to 121 with the new SIM number. In 10 mins, your new SIM gets activated. You swap the SIMs and you are done.
Your plan remains the same as of 3G, so in my case 1GB for 255 which is very good pricing. Although I do expect data usage to go higher but will observe for a couple of months and then see if I need more bandwidth.

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Just moved to Airtel 4G on my iPhone6 and I have to admit I am pleasantly surprised by the speeds. Speedcheck showed 33MBPS. And it feels like so as well. Youtube is just flying with no buffering even for HD videos. Its been a couple of days only, so not completely sure of the battery drop but initial impressions suggest around 20% impact in the battery life.

Kudos to Airtel for the smooth upgrade process. You just show up at an Airtel store, show them the message that says you are eligible for a SIM upgrade. They give you a new SIM and you just send a message to 121 with the new SIM number. In 10 mins, your new SIM gets activated. You swap the SIMs and you are done.
Your plan remains the same as of 3G, so in my case 1GB for 255 which is very good pricing. Although I do expect data usage to go higher but will observe for a couple of months and then see if I need more bandwidth.

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It is really awsome. But be carefull with you data usage it gobbels up data really really fast. I had to upgrade my plan for bigger data. The coverage is still ok ok but the data throughput it real smooth I must admit that. Attaching a speed test result too.

I think it is time we should have a 3g vs 4g thread up soon!
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Old 1st July 2015, 06:32   #7821
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Guys did anyone check if the 8.4 update is out? It was supposed to release today but I got it when I check last night at around 11:50 pm. This was from my iPhone 6 running 8.2. And the update is only 340mb approx.
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Guys did anyone check if the 8.4 update is out? It was supposed to release today but I got it when I check last night at around 11:50 pm. This was from my iPhone 6 running 8.2. And the update is only 340mb approx.
Yes updated both my phones and must say that Apple Music streaming service is impressive. It sure will be a game changer.
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Just be sure of turning on or off the auto renewals of subscriptions as required.
Gentlemen, Thank you for confirming that it is safe to keep a CC linked to iTunes.

On the subject of auto renewals of subscriptions, my phone is less than a week old. Is there anything that is subscribed by default and that is chargeable?
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Gentlemen, Thank you for confirming that it is safe to keep a CC linked to iTunes.

On the subject of auto renewals of subscriptions, my phone is less than a week old. Is there anything that is subscribed by default and that is chargeable?

By default, there are no paid subscriptions. Magazines and some apps having monthly (or any frequency) subscriptions are the ones to look out for. And it does not get activated without you authorising. Without your knowledge, no subscriptions will happen.
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Yes I did. It was just 222MB for me. Mainly about radio and music. About the card being charged twice, I guess all first time users get charged 1usd/₹60 which is eventually reverted back soon.

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Hi,

Any recommended screen guards and minimalistic cases for ip6 gold color.
want to keep it simple and safe
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Finally a streaming service that makes some ruddy sense in India!

One thing that I really liked is that it lets me add the albums to my phone, and store them offline

No much of a difference in iOS 8.4 for now. Just the usual, with a lot of extra smileys.
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Any recommended screen guards and minimalistic cases for ip6 gold color.

want to keep it simple and safe

If simple and safe is what you want, invest in an apple silicon case and a glass (not plastic) screen protector. Look no further. That is all you need.
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No major changes except the Apple Music. Update size was only 212MB.

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Music streaming is neat. Too early to tell whether I love it or not.
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So far so good on Apple Music. Getting a chance to listen to some good rare albums. My car journey from and to the office has been good thanks to that. Adding the song offline to the playlist while I am on wireless will do.
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