Thank you for visiting the BlackBerry Support Community Forums.
BlackBerry will be closing the BlackBerry Support Community Forums Device Forums on April 1st (Developers, see below)
BlackBerry remains committed to providing excellent customer support to our customers. We are delighted to direct you to the CrackBerry Forums, a well-established and thorough support channel, for continued BlackBerry support. Please visit http://forums.crackberry.com or http://crackberry.com/ask. You can also continue to visit BlackBerry Support or the BlackBerry Knowledge Base for official support options available for your BlackBerry Smartphone.
"When we launched CrackBerry.com 10 years ago, we set out to make it a fun and useful destination where BlackBerry Smartphone owners could share their excitement and learn to unleash the full potential of their BlackBerry. A decade later, the CrackBerry community is as active and passionate as ever and I know our knowledgeable members and volunteers will be excited to welcome and assist more BlackBerry owners with their questions."
- Kevin Michaluk, Founder, CrackBerry.com
Developers, for more information about the BlackBerry Developer Community please review Join the Conversation on the BlackBerry Developer Community Forums found on Inside BlackBerry.
03-30-2011 06:12 PM
Alright so this is the dilemma for me right now.
I'm actually seventeen years old trying to get on the app developing scene.
And so when applying for signing keys the form needs my credit card to pay the 1$.
And in Canada, you need to be 18 to have one. So I obviously don't have one.
The form also requires that I use the email, and name that matches the Credit Card.
BUT there is hope for me, and I was hoping someone could clarify if I'm interpreting this right:
On the form it says:
|Send Signature Keys to:|
|If the individual purchasing the keys is different than their destined end user, please provide the end user's information below. The signature keys will be emailed to this person. They will also receive email notifications whenever the signature keys are used.|
|Same as Billing/Credit Card Information||Different Information|
Does that mean I can get my older brother, or dad? To pay that 1$ fee, but get the signing keys from them, or even sent to my email?
Solved! Go to Solution.
03-30-2011 06:23 PM
03-30-2011 09:12 PM
The important line there is "Note: Email domains must match Billing/Credit Card Information email address".
All that says is that the email domain (after the @) must match between the email address given at the top for the billing information, and the address given at the bottom for the user of the keys. I'm pretty sure credit card companies don't verify the email when making a purchase (just address). I know I never gave my credit card company my email address. So, I think you'd be fine giving your email at the top and bottom, even if it's not your name at the top. Your name goes at the bottom and you select the "Different Information".
If you want to play it safe and put your dad/brother/etc email at the top, just make sure your email is from the same domain as the purcahsers' email. If your dad/brother/etc have a Gmail account, then use a Gmail account for yours at the bottom too.
The important part is to put your name in the Company Name field. That has to match the name you use on your own certificate, don't put in N/A or something.
Additionally, as was noted, it's only an authorization hold. Similar to what happens in a restaurant after they've run your card but before you've filled in the tip and signed. The credit card holds the authorization in case the fee is charged, but RIM never actually charges it.
As an additional note, I went through the same thing not that many years ago. You can get a credit card when you're under 18 if you get your parents to co-sign. I found that very useful for things exactly like this.
03-30-2011 09:57 PM
As far as the email address goes, when I applied, I called my credit card company since I had no idea what email address I might or might not have given them when I applied for the card. I called them about 15 minutes after submitting that form. They told me that they never had an email address for me and that the $1.00 credit/debit had already occurred.
Just make sure that the email address and company name are consistent throughout the process of applying for a vendor account through signing and you'll be OK.
03-30-2011 10:07 PM
I feel much more assured now with taking this approach of using a brother/father.
I really appreciate your quick responses, as I need to get this app sent in before the Playbook deadline.
p.s. you all were the solution to the thread, I just chose the most detailed one.