iTunes Account - Do we all get the same choice ..?

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  1. siam macrumors regular

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    I am looking at setting up an iTunes account, and wanted to find out if all the different countries listed under the iTunes account home options
    would all have the same content for sale, ( iPhone apps ) so if I had a UK iTunes account , and One friend had a USA iTunes account , and One had a Spanish iTunes account
    would we all have exactually the same choice of apps to buy ..?


    Thanks
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Nope, it all varies region to region. For example, the Last.FM app is available in the US, UK and a couple other countries - I can't get it here in Australia.
     
  3. wowipod macrumors regular

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    Nope, I have a US, UK and AU account, all have much the same app selection but there are some missing from each.
     
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  5. siam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Guy's ..

    I live in Thailand , but my Credit Card which I intend to open an iTunes account ,comes from my UK bank account , my UK bank account address is in Thailand, So as my Credit Card comes from a UK bank ( although the accountaddress is in Thailand ) does this mean the only
    iTunes Account I can open to buy apps from is the UK iTunes store ..?


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  6. wowipod macrumors regular

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    Umm no it all depends on your billing address.
     
  7. siam thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was hoping to open a Uk iTunes Store Account , using my UK Credit Card ,
    My problem is that although I have a Uk bank account and want to open the Uk iTunes account using my Uk credit card , my Uk bank account address is here in Thailand . Is the billing address the same as my bank account address?

    any one know a way around this:(
     
  8. skunk macrumors G4

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    You could always simply buy UK iTunes Gift Vouchers and credit your iTunes account with them.
    You can often get them at a good discount on eBay.
    In the account opening process, instead of entering your card details, you choose the option to "redeem vouchers" .
     
  9. siam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi, where I live , out in the bush , its easer to buy an elephant than an UK iTunes Gift Voucher :) , I was wondering , when on the iTunes application form is say's .. Billing address

    Does this mean an address where some sort of .. Bill is sent to you or is it the address of your bank account ..?
    if its an address where some sort of Bill is sent to you , I can use a friends address in the Uk ..?
     
  10. skunk macrumors G4

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    No, the "Billing Address" is your credit card billing address, i.e. where the CC account is sent to. If that is in Thailand you are out of luck, I believe. There are eBay members who sell Vouchers and simply send you the code, which you can enter in the required space online. It's very simple and does not require you to visit a physical shop at all.
     
  11. siam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that , I had a funny feeling that getting an iTunes UK account
    while living out here , was not going to be easy :(

    Just one thought .. :)

    if you can use iTunes Gift Vouchers to buy apps, do the Vouchers have to be from the country where you iTunes account is registered ...?

    Say if I could get hold of '' Thai '' iTunes Gift Vouchers , could they be used to
    buy apps on a Uk iTunes account :confused:
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    I doubt it. I had to get US vouchers to open a US account so I could get films from the US store, which is much cheaper than the UK store for films.
     
  13. siam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks again..

    Looks like I'm stuck , may be the Ebay thing will sort things out , ive got a Thai
    bank account , but ive not looked at the Thai iTunes store, as ive got another funny feeling its not going to be a pleasant experience :(

    I was going to buy my first iPhone and have fun downloading loads of apps

    Oh well may be its not ment to be ...:apple:


    Thanks again ...
     

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