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So I want to get one of these since my S4 is broken and pretty much done for. Now I just have one issue.
My dad is willing to buy the Nexus 5, but he lives in Oman and I live in Canada. So I tried sending him the link for the Nexus 5 on the Google Play Store, but it said it was not available in his country. He is just paying for it, and it will be sent to Canada which I'm sure Google has available in. Can anyone help me? He is paying by credit card if that helps and he wants to buy it but the site won't let him. Does anyone know ways to maybe trick Google into thinking he's in Canada so he can purchase it, or maybe even an alternative site to buy a 32GB Black Nexus 5? Thanks all!
 
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HI N5 community!
So I want to get one of these since my S4 is broken and pretty much done for. Now I just have one issue.
My dad is willing to buy the Nexus 5, but he lives in Oman and I live in Canada. So I tried sending him the link for the Nexus 5 on the Google Play Store, but it said it was not available in his country. He is just paying for it, and it will be sent to Canada which I'm sure Google has available in. Can anyone help me? He is paying by credit card if that helps and he wants to buy it but the site won't let him. Does anyone know ways to maybe trick Google into thinking he's in Canada so he can purchase it, or maybe even an alternative site to buy a 32GB Black Nexus 5? Thanks all!
Ask him to give you the credit card information then you order it - or alternatively he could try proxy browsing on a .ca proxy if he knows enough about PC's to set it up (and if Google can be fooled by this method)
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Ask him to give you the credit card information then you order it - or alternatively he could try proxy browsing on a .ca proxy if he knows enough about PC's to set it up (and if Google can be fooled by this method)
Well I don't think he wants to give the information over the internet, so that is a definite no-no. Do you know any proxy's that might work? Thanks for the reply!!
 
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Well I don't think he wants to give the information over the internet, so that is a definite no-no. Do you know any proxy's that might work? Thanks for the reply!!
Well you can ask him to stagger the information in various ways, one section by Email another by Text and rest by call etc -

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Well I don't think he wants to give the information over the internet, so that is a definite no-no. Do you know any proxy's that might work? Thanks for the reply!!
N5 is available in Oman in many mobile shops (out of google play store)
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@AmmVid, it might make sense for you yourself to purchase the phone in Canada either from a store or online. It is not because a phone bought in Oman won't work in Canada, but, rather, because it will be easier to obtain a warranty and, if need be, to have the device serviced or replaced. The funds easily could be sent to you by your father using PayPal.

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Use hotspot shield app, it worked for me and I could access the nexus 5 page on the play store from UAE where it isn't available officially.

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