iTunes account & Country

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  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Hi,
    I currently live in Germany and have a German credit card. I wanted to open an account on iTunes with my credit card and have iTunes in english (I don'"t speak German) but it told me that I have to chose Germany as the country. I fear than if I do so, my account language will be just German.

    Is there a way to go around this ?

    regards,
    Tex
     
  2. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    I suggest you leave Germany then if you don't speak it.

    Nope no way around it (as German is what is spoken in Germany) unless you get iTunes gift cards from UK or USA and open an iTunes account that way.
     
  3. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    i dont think it will be much of a problem. My japanese is far from perfect and I occasionaly use iTunes JP
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    I have an Austrian iTunes-account and even though my system language is English, the Store is in German. Haven't found a way to change that yet.
     
  5. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for you suggestion but I will not leave Germany just 'cos I don't speak German. :confused: I'm learning German but I don't feel comfortable with it yet.
     
  6. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    cant tell if your joking or not. But some people have to live in a country for reasons beyond their control. Also some people want to learn about other places.
     
  7. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well I've just opened the account, I wanted to buy a song but it says that it's not available in the German store :(
     
  8. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    Did you read the rest?

    I was serious no I was joking no serious no joking I have no idea if I was or not.
     
  9. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    yep, I also didn't really understand his comment. I came to to Berlin because it is a amazing city and very nice to live.
     
  10. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Basicly the only thing you can do is to use a US/UK/Au etc billing address and credit card so you can log onto that store.

    Where did you live before Germany?_
     
  11. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    What did you not understand was this:
    It means get a UK or US iTunes Gift Card of ebay and redeem it at either US or US store (Depending on iTunes Gift Card you get) and you have an english account.
     
  12. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    France (Paris) and Czech Republic (Prague). I still have a french bank account but no credit card.
     
  13. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ok thanks pple for your advices. I'm heading to an Apple store to get my self a new iPod nano (my 1st iPod ;) )

    cheers,
    Tex
     

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