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Multinational iTunes

by Light Sith / September 15, 2006 12:54 PM PDT

Josh's call from Epiosode 313 got me thinking. Well let me just say straight off the bat I am a dual citizen of Australia and the United States of America by birth. I currently live in Australia and can confirm that the Aussie iTunes Store sucks. So I am American citizen and I want to hand Apple money. Why cann't they just take my money and give me content? Just grrr
Is it possible to proxy iTunes or what not?

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Maybe this will help
by awinn233 / September 15, 2006 1:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Multinational iTunes

You need to have a credit card with a billing address in the United States. If you have that, I think you can use the US Store in another country, just select United States in the drop down menu at the bottom of the page.

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That is correct
by Dirty Pirate / September 15, 2006 3:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Maybe this will help

You have to use a American issued credit card. But it goes a little further. Make sure you put in an American house address. Itunes can get kind of snotty when setting up your account sometimes with that. Not always, but it did it to me a couple of times.

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by Keasling / September 18, 2006 3:36 PM PDT
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The iTunes music store is actually relatively clever, in that it doesn't care where you're located, just as long as it's getting your money from WITHIN the states. So, in other words, it's not as easy as just proxying. You really need that credit card IN the states, and for me, that's just not a possibility!

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Not true
by Dirty Pirate / September 18, 2006 9:12 PM PDT
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When I moved to Ireland, it asked me to update my Account. I put in my Irish address but I am using my Canadian credit card. It got ****** with me and kept giving me invalid errors.

When I put in my parents address it was all good. So sometimes, depending on what server your authenticating against can give you some bumps along the way.

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(NT) (NT) hey cool, it censored my post
by Dirty Pirate / September 18, 2006 9:13 PM PDT
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that's one of the oldest tricks
by SantiagoCrespo / September 19, 2006 12:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Not true

Most on-line stores will let you buy anything as long as the BILLING ADDRESS is within the USA. (plus, the credit card must say INTERNATIONAL somewhere in it)

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iTunes Jersey
by golfer58 / September 20, 2006 5:53 AM PDT

I live in Jersey, Channel Islands (off south of france but British crown dependancy).

We we're not technically part of Great Britain or the UK - the iTunes store doesn't technically work here.

However you can get it to work by putting your postcode in lowercase instead of uppercase - just incase anyone was interested Happy

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