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Offline Clive

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IPad Air 2
« on: July 12, 2017, 18:29 »
So I've bitten the bullet and bought an iPad Air 2.  I've been setting it up and they are demanding that I give them my credit card details.  Is this some sort of scam?   :dunno:  According to my newly acquired book "iPad for idiots" I can download Microsoft Word for free.  But I can't find it.  It does sound too good to be true!   ::)
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Re: IPad Air 2
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 19:20 »
So I've bitten the bullet and bought an iPad Air 2.  I've been setting it up and they are demanding that I give them my credit card details.  Is this some sort of scam?   :dunno:  According to my newly acquired book "iPad for idiots" I can download Microsoft Word for free.  But I can't find it.  It does sound too good to be true!   ::)

Years ago I managed to set up my original i-tunes acccount (or is what you're doing an apple id  :dunno:) without asking for a credit card, I just stipulated NONE when asked for payment method. From what I remember i had to do it on a pc through i-tunes and it involved a fair amount of research beforehand. They certainly don't make it easy and another reason why i prefer android. Don't think what i did is possible from a tablet/phone.

It's certainly possible you could get word for free, i have it on my Samsung phone although it was already on when I got it, if it's the same thing as I have I wouldn't bother as it's extremely watered down and I found it virtually useless for all practical uses.

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Re: IPad Air 2
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 20:26 »
The credit card details would be requested for your iTunes and App Store account.  It's pretty pointless having an iPad if you're never going to download an app or some music, and I guess it logically follows that you will need to pay for some items.  If you already have an Apple ID, then you probably already have a payment card associated with that account, so just login on the new iPad with your existing Apple ID. 
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Re: IPad Air 2
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 20:51 »
I may already have an Apple ID but have absolutely no recollection what it might be and have never ever used it.  The iPad isn't for myself, but for Mrs Clive to replace her aging and very rickety Dell which has claimed for over a year that its hard drive is about to bite the dust and its battery is no longer charging.  Replacement batteries are available but they have dreadful write ups with some reviewers stating they catch on fire or even blow up.  She loves that old machine but she has been after an iPad for ages and I was persuaded that the Air 2 is better than the newer iPad currently on offer.  We did flirt with a Mk1 iPad some years ago but never got the hang of it and didn't persevere as it was given to us by our son as he had upgraded to a Mk2.  Since buying a Kindle Fire a few years ago I'm much more confident with tablets but that never asked me for credit card information.
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Re: IPad Air 2
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2017, 21:52 »
We have two Apple iPads, or is that a pair? Actually we have 3, one is iPad Mini so I suppose that is 2.5. I also have a iPhone 5s. Not bad for someone who likes windows 10 and hates Apple.
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Re: IPad Air 2
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 21:58 »
I think the correct term is basket Den.   8-)
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Re: IPad Air 2
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2017, 21:59 »
Or perhaps box.   ;D  We have two iPads!!   :smart:
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