I’m trying to set up my new phone, and it’s wanting me to set up a new google account with my credit card #. I’m not sure what this is for. This is my first smart phone and my first time with Republic. Is this how you pay your bill? I just want to me certain where my information is going and who has access.
I’m thinking you are at the Play Store where it is not necessary to provide credit card information unless you plan to purchase apps or use Google Pay. Opt out of it.
As @billg suggest’s this is for the Google Playstore.
In the documentation Activate My Phone (Old Version)
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Select **No Thanks **and continue.