Using a Non US Credit card in the iTunes US Store

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by TurnerMartin, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. TurnerMartin macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Is there any way I can use my non US credit card with my US Apple ID?

    I can't change stores because I've got some credit (20 bucks) in the account + an active  Music account (trial)
     
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

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    No, only credit cards with a US billing address are accepted for a US iTunes account.
     
  3. thekayman macrumors 6502

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    There is a way. Create a paypal account with a US address (e.g. some hotel), link your non-US card to that paypal account and then use that as your method of payment in iTunes.
     
  4. thekayman macrumors 6502

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    it's not the billing address, as you can enter a fake one if you choose. the card number identifies the country it was issued in.
     
  5. Rigby macrumors 601

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    I'm pretty sure that Apple, like most online retailers in the US, uses the credit card network to verify the zip-code provided by the user against the billing address of the credit card (and rejects the card if they don't match). The same probably goes for Paypal (which, to my knowledge, only allows US cards and checking accounts to be linked to a US account).
     
  6. thekayman macrumors 6502

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    then how did I buy my Apple watch from the US online store using my non-US credit card and filling in a friend's US address for billing and shipping info?
     
  7. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Perhaps you were lucky and have a card from a bank that doesn't support AVS.
     
  8. thekayman macrumors 6502

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    lucky or not, it WORKS
     
  9. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Maybe for you. But hey, if you feel comfortable using fake billing addresses etc., that's your business.
     
  10. TurnerMartin thread starter macrumors regular

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    :(
     

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  11. thekayman, Sep 11, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2015

    thekayman macrumors 6502

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    no lucky

    why don't you just use itunes gift cards off ebay?
     

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