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Hi,
This is my first post and I'd like to try and see if this might be able to help someone else in the same position as I am. I really want to use the Google Wallet app in Australia on my new Nexus 5. I've managed to get the app to work, and it shows a message saying "This is not available in your country. Change your home address if you've moved." I've managed to change my account to a Google one with no home address attached, and it decided to play nice and let me through using this method. I'm going to set it up with a new Google account that I can just bin if it doesn't work, and see how it goes on Tuesday, when I go out next. Does anyone know if this is doomed to fail or if I should try it?
To activate the Wallet app (I'm not sure if it was already when the phone was fresh out of the box) I found an APK on the net somewhere (I would advise not doing this, I was lucky to find a good version) and installed it as an update to Wallet. I then was able to choose an account when activating it. This was all I did, and it doesn't care that I am in Australia. I'll tell you guys how it goes.
EDIT: Sorry, I put this in the incorrect section. May someone move it for me? I can't find how to delete my post.
 
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So I just tried to add my MasterCard to Wallet. Adding through the app worked, but when I went and properly added it with my Australian address (had to try) Wallet now considers it an "invalid card", which is really not surprising. Looks like I've hit a dead end until I can pick up a prepaid Visa (the Mastercard is a prepaid one and is about to expire) from Australia Post.
 
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You can also add Play Store gift cards to your online Wallet account, and it should show up as available funds in your wallet app for Tap & Pay. I don't think they sell the physical cards outside of the U.S., but I found this:

http://www.offgamers.com/buy/googleplaygiftcard.html
 
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Thanks for that, but do you know of an actual link to put the card code into? I looked into it and Google seemed to say that Play Store balance wasn't able to be used as Wallet balance, but I'd just like some clarification on that.
EDIT: Oh, also, we can get cards here too, just not sure if they'll work with Wallet as my account is classed as a US one.
 
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Well I've hit a bit of a dead end for now. I got my prepaid Visa from the post office today, put the details into Wallet and it even accepted it. However, when I tested it in a local shop Wallet decided to decline it with an error message of "International transactions are not yet supported." Unless anyone here knows how to bypass that through some way, I guess it just won't work until it officially comes to Australia.
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