Xaman Posted March 26, 2021 Share Posted March 26, 2021 I bought Poweramp years ago on Play Store but recently I'm trying to reduce my reliance on Google products by removing as many Google apps as possible. I also try not to use Google Play Store and rely instead on FOSS apps from F-Droid. However, there is no FOSS music player that can make use of LG's Quad DACs. A few notable ones from Play Store are Poweramp, Neutron and UAPP. I was very happy to find out that Poweramp sells a non-Play version. So, I decided to purchase another license. Here comes my disappointment. I used my mail from criptext and was told by Payproglobal that they don't process purchases from temporary/disposable email accounts. I told them that criptext is a new email service provider that provides encryption. Then, they told me that they do not process encrypted emails. For real?! If they are able to read my emails, how are the emails encrypted? Any email encryption service only works when BOTH parties use the same encryption service, hence Payproglobal is able to read my emails. Then, they prompted me to use emails from Google, Yahoo or Microsoft to place a new order. Why is Poweramp forcing me to use email services that I don't want to use? What is the big deal in not using emails from Google, Yahoo or Microsoft. It's not as if Poweramp is going to verify the app license through emails. They verify through the app itself so I really don't see the need to press customers to use email service providers that they specify. Also, why is this forum forcing me to do reCaptcha every 10 seconds? It is very annoying when writing this message. I just want to let new customers know about this issue so that they can be better informed and not go through the same unpleasant ordeal as me. I will be looking elsewhere for another music player and even if they cannot output sound as well as Poweramp, so long as they do not encroach into my privacy practices, I will still gladly use them. At the worst, I can still get a dedicated DAP for my music instead of relying on a music app that forces PAYING customers to conform to their standards for no good reason. My Privacy > music app on a phone! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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