How About A Virtual Credit Card?

A few days ago, I would like to publish my eBook on Apple's iBookstore, but failed because that I had no credit card.

Although Apple is also available for you to add a debit card, unfortunately, my debit card has no online banking service.

I have no idea why Apple need my credit card information, even though I only want to publish a free eBook and never ever tried to buy anything on iTunes Store.

iTunes Credit Card

Fortunately, where there is a will, there is a way. Instead to apply a credit card or online banking service, I bought a virtual MasterCard on, which is a Chinese B2C online shopping platform like

The virtual MasterCard costed me about $3 with $1 available amount inside, as well as the Card Number, Expires and Security Code, after adding which to the iTunes account, I can download the iTunes Producer and start to add the eBook to iBookstore.

Well, it seems that I lost $2 to buy a virtual credit card with only $1, but I do not need a real credit card, which may lost all my future money.

What do you think? Did you ever use a virtual card? And if yes, where did you buy it? Share with us by leaving a comment.

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  1. rooster2003
    Posted November 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    Can you send a link to where you purchased this on taobao?  whats the chinese name for this type of virtual credit card?

  2. Posted November 16, 2012 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    rooster2003  The Chinese name of Virtual Credit Card is 虚拟信用卡, and I bought one from