Ok so here we go ... I got the Smartsdr app from the app store for apple and downloaded and installed it on my 6 gen ipad. The app apparently wont work at all until it is purchased.
This brings up another issue, I don't have an issue with paying for it, and I don't even have an issue paying for it with paypal, however I have an issue with paying for it through the Apple app since I only download free stuff there and do not have any valid payment means attached since the previous card I once had on there expired.
I would be more than happy to pay for it using paypal but not through the app store.
Is there some way to get this done?
This is way to complicated ... I updated my mobile number on my paypal account then verified it then I went to the app store and Smartsdr app is showing up under purchased. So if its purchased then why wont it work and if its not purchased then why wont it let me buy it in the app store, since now I believe I can use paypal in the app store for payments but it says the app is already purchased.
It just shouldn't be rocket science to do this!
My bank has a card called “Cash Points Global” I can put what I need on it and leave it with a zero balance. It is for using online. Your bank probably has something similar.
If I were limited to PayPal, my buying options would be about 1/4 of what they are now.
1) Don't buy the iOS app and call it done
2) Come up with a credit to give to the apple store so you can buy it. If you have concerns about credit cards and the internet then the absolutely most safe way to go is a pre-paid debit card where you put some $ on it and then it pretty much dies once that is spent. These can be had at grocery stores almost world-wide.
The solutions are really simple.
Finally, had to go to a windows pc and log into my apple id and change the phone number on the apple account to match my paypal account then save it. Then I was able to log into paypal and successfully add paypal to my apple id for payment. When I was trying to do this on an apple device it would never let me change and save the phone number I needed to and paypal would not send a verification code to a different phone number that did not match the one on my paypal account.
What a pain ... now when I get home tonight I should be able to try to connect to the radio and pick the buy option. I still don't understand why you are not able to buy the app without it being online with the radio.
Anyway now maybe it will all work we shall see.
On The Other Hand debit cards are a disaster in the making Bogus charges come right out of your bank account and you will have a heck of a time getting your money back. NEVER use Debit Cards
So there must be some untold story as to why Wayne is afraid of Apple App Store.
Finally apple got the mess straightened out, paid for the app this morning and promptly was charged paid and the app still does not work. Apple says flex radio needs to resolve this since that is where the money went, flex radio help desk says they have nothing to do with this and some guy named Marcus needs to resolve this. Sent email to Marcus and nothing heard yet.
Sheesh this just should not be difficult ... going on 4 days now and apparently I paid for something that I don't have the ability to use now!
And you ask why I wanted to use paypal.... now you see why!
I paid for it I just want to be able to use what I paid for now, is that too much to ask?
OK so you are using Wifi as part of your local network, without access to the web. You just want to connect around the house. I don't see why that should be a problem. You will realty enjoy it once you get it sorted out. Like the others folks said, it works very well. Very solid app.
Good luck Wayne and keep us posted!
Now I don't have a "M" model, but I know if my 6300 is connected to my Smart SDR on my PC it won't let me connect with the Ipad. I have to force a disconnect or have very limited control.
Maybe someone else can let us know how that works on the "M" models.
If that is an issue get a prepaid card like Bluebird or visa prepaid and load cash whenever you want to do iTunes.
BTW I have had more issues with skimmers on gas pumps than I have with online transactions.
Like Ria, I like my rewards card for monthly expenses. I pay it off in full at the end of every month, and they keep raising the limit, just hoping I will go into debt. Suckers.....