1. serbanescu's Avatar
    For those of you having problems buying apps on the PlayBook using PayPal, here it is what worked for me:

    FIRST STEP - On your PC
    1. Log into BlackBerry World on the PC
    2. Select "Payment Options"
    3. Choose "Modify" in the "Current Payment Option Selected" tab
    4. Click on the "Pay with PayPal" button
    5. Log into your PayPal account
    6. Click on the "Approve" button at the bottom of the page

    SECOND STEP - On your PlayBook
    1. In BlackBerry World - swipe from the top > Payment Options
    2. Sign into your BlackBerry ID if prompted
    3. Select "PayPal" as your preffered payment method and tap on the "Select" button

    This solved the problem I had with buying apps on the PlayBook, it's possible to work for those having the same problem on other devices.

    On a side note: for those in India or other countries having problems using debit cards in BlackBerry World - you can create a PayPal account and associate your debit card with it (as far as I know, only Visa or MasterCard debit cards were accepted by PayPal, I don't know what the current situation is).
    Last edited by serbanescu; 08-14-14 at 01:20 PM.
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    08-14-14 08:24 AM
  2. hamsterwheel's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip!
    08-14-14 10:30 AM
  3. wincyUt's Avatar
    Thanks for sharing. Will certainly use it.
    08-15-14 10:36 AM
  4. RealGrouchy's Avatar
    I've just spent about 30 minutes trying to find out how to give BB my money to buy an app, and your suggestion comes closest but... When you say "log in to Blackberry World on your PC", do you mean in the browser? Because I can't find anything that looks remotely like "payment options" in the browser, in the settings, etc.

    Thanks in advance.

    (and when I click on "buy app" in the browser it directs me back to the mobile device - for a message I'm not getting). And that's in Chrome or IE. I get a blank page for BB World in my Mozilla-based browsers.

    (no wonder they can't make any money on the consumer line...)

    - RG>
    02-11-15 10:08 PM
  5. anischab's Avatar
    I've just spent about 30 minutes trying to find out how to give BB my money to buy an app, and your suggestion comes closest but... When you say "log in to Blackberry World on your PC", do you mean in the browser? Because I can't find anything that looks remotely like "payment options" in the browser, in the settings, etc.

    Thanks in advance.

    (and when I click on "buy app" in the browser it directs me back to the mobile device - for a message I'm not getting). And that's in Chrome or IE. I get a blank page for BB World in my Mozilla-based browsers.

    (no wonder they can't make any money on the consumer line...)

    - RG>
    You can also turn your phone browser into desktop mode (browser settings, developer tools, desktop mode) and you connect to the BlackBerry world on the phone browser then:

    [Solved] Problem using PayPal in BlackBerry World-img_20150212_084332.png

    Workhorse: BlackBerry|Q10, SQN100-3, OS 10.2.1.2941; Power Workhorse: BlackBerry|Passport, SQW100-1, OS 10.3.0.675; Germany.
    02-12-15 01:45 AM
  6. anischab's Avatar
    You might also try BlackBerry - ID
    That's where I did it!

    [Solved] Problem using PayPal in BlackBerry World-img_20150212_084632.png

    Workhorse: BlackBerry|Q10, SQN100-3, OS 10.2.1.2941; Power Workhorse: BlackBerry|Passport, SQW100-1, OS 10.3.0.675; Germany.
    02-12-15 01:46 AM
  7. Eve LeTa's Avatar
    I'm tired of trying. I was able to purchase an app in BlackBerry World paying through my carrier, but for quit some time this doesn't work anymore. Now I simply can not purchase anything. I don't need tons of apps, but some are necessary.

    For example 'Camera ++'. I need to buy it, because BlackBerry wasn't able to fix the focus issue within the camera (Passport). But now I can't do that either.

    I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in Germany there even is no support for such problems.

    Sad, but I'm seriously thinking about getting a new phone, because BlackBerry doesn't care and it seems like, they don't want my money.

    No wonder we (yes, I said we) are far behind in many categories.

    Does anyone feel the same way?

    Posted via CB10
    02-21-15 08:56 AM
  8. wrusprod's Avatar
    Yep, i also don't have the choice to use my carrier ATT, to purchase. Paypal gives me an error.


    Passport on ATT
    03-04-15 12:34 PM
  9. accuberryedwin's Avatar
    Ever since I switched from my Z10 to a Q10 this is what I am getting. If anyone can help I'd appreciate.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Posted via CB10
    03-20-15 04:49 AM
  10. jevinzac's Avatar
    I cannot find payment options anywhere!

    Posted via CB10
    03-20-15 06:14 AM
  11. toppatoptobz's Avatar
    I'm having problems buying apps with my credit card? It Keeps telling me to try a different paying method? This problem stated right after downloading the new update 10.3.1.1767

    Posted via CB10
    03-21-15 11:04 PM
  12. valer466's Avatar
    driving me nuts. Cannot access any payment option as nothing like that exists on BB world home page... and upon clicking my BBId its logging out. Paypal says its an issue with Blackberry.

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    07-21-15 07:40 AM
  13. Sanket Gupta09041996's Avatar
    driving me nuts. Cannot access any payment option as nothing like that exists on BB world home page... and upon clicking my BBId its logging out. Paypal says its an issue with Blackberry.

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    Having the same problem as paypal not working in india and no debit card option in blackberry payment.

    Via z10 stl100-1,10.3.1
    07-21-15 01:57 PM
  14. LibertarianFreethinker's Avatar
    I have also been trying to make a payment with PayPal on my Z10, but the transaction never goes through. It asks me for my PayPal password, but then nothing happens. Tried deleting and adding my PayPal account again, but no change.

    Posted via CB10
    07-23-15 01:21 AM
  15. akavbb's Avatar
    We have the same problem in Greece with the capital controls. Apple has solved the problem by using iTunes prepaid cards. Is there an equivalent with BlackBerry World?

    Posted via my STL100-2 | Waiting for the mighty Squircle to return
    08-04-15 01:58 PM
  16. LibertarianFreethinker's Avatar
    As far as I know, BlackBerry doesn't have prepaid cards like Apple. Maybe a standard prepaid care might work with BlackBerry World?

    Posted via CB10
    08-04-15 02:11 PM
  17. akavbb's Avatar
    What do you mean by standard? Issued by a bank? They do not work.

    Posted via my STL100-2 | Waiting for the mighty Squircle to return
    08-04-15 02:52 PM
  18. LibertarianFreethinker's Avatar
    The other option is to charge your BlackBerry World app purchase to your cell phone bill, if that's still possible in Greece. Here in the United States I can charge my app purchases to my Verizon Wireless cell phone bill. Other than that, I don't see any other way of buying apps.

    Posted via CB10
    08-04-15 03:41 PM
  19. akavbb's Avatar
    Thanks for your time.
    I'll probably try the carrier billing but if the transaction passes, it will "pump" overall bill due to crazy cell services taxes (other than vat).
    Anyway, I appreciate your recommendations.

    Posted via my STL100-2 | Waiting for the mighty Squircle to return
    08-04-15 10:31 PM

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