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How to buy Nexus 4 (or whatever) from Google Play Store *Outside* US

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7th November 2012, 02:47 PM   |  #1  
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Ok, as I promised, here it is! A full and complete, auto-explanatory thread, that will give you all directions how to buy anything from Google Play Store, even if you'll not located on US :laugh!!!

First, a little common Q&A:

1 - Q: Is that that possible?
A: Yes, not just possible but very usual and operative.

2 - Q: Is that easy?
A: Double easy, just some steps.

3 - Q: Is that safe?
A: Relativity, yes. Living is not safe at all.

4 - Q: Will I need to move to US?
A: Of course not. Neither asking someone from there for buying that for you.

5 - Q: Does it needs an US credit card?
A: No.

6 - Q: Does it needs an International credit card?
A: Yes.

7 - Q: Will Google ship my device outside US?
A: No, sorry. If you dont know someone that can take and deliver it to you, you'll need some forwarding service as US BOX, etc.

8 - Q: Is that Legal?
A: I never had trouble with that, but I have to be honest here: No. Let me explain: Google Terms and Services which is found on http://play.google.com/intl/en-US/about/terms.html , read item 3.1. ; Also, you might read on http://play.google.com/intl/en-US/ab...sic-terms.html , item 5.2. But if you live outside US and have an Google Music account, Google Voice or whatever Google service that is only provided on US, you already stepped on these terms. However, you may want to create a new Google Account for doing this, avoiding any risks.


Well, have to advise you're the only responsible for your acts from here. You're aware of that..





Lets begin!




This method consists on faking you're living on US. For doing that, we'll need an International credit card for purchasing the product, an Google Account + Google Wallet account for accessing Play Store, and a tool which will fake an US environment. On purpose of adding security layers, you may need some additional tools and steps.

1 - Assuming you're already registered on Play Store and Google Wallet, log on at wallet.google.com and click on "Payment methods".
Click "Add Card" or Account (add new credit or debit card)

Fill all fields with your card info, except "Address", which will attribute special attention.

On "Adress", you will need to set an US valid address. Google doesnt checks if is it US credit card - they cannot does that because many people that born on their countries, have accounts on theirs countries, jobs on US. Doesnt have US credit card or credit count, but have an US Address.That in mind, Google checks billing address.

Ok, that was the first step. Done? Great!

Now, because since Google released Music Store, their's security system "checks" your IP location for only agreeing to give access for US residents, we'll need to pretend there we are. Google will check this condition on some cases while you're logged on restrictive services as Music, Device Stores, etc, e.g when you will click to purchase something, or paying something, etc. That said, we'll need to keep logged as US resident until we get finished with what we're purposed to do.

Also, there are several way for doing that step (VPN, Proxies, etc) but I'll teach only one here - the one I think is most balanced between safe and easy to use.

EDIT: You can use Unotelly also. Its easier to configure. www.unotelly.com

The way is TOR. If you dont know TOR, pls research about it. You'll need to know some tips for running this the way we want, but basically, you'll need an US secure fingerprint. I recommend you chose an server thats is running on secure ports as 443 HTTPS, but despite all TOR data is cryptography, keep in mind that its not a guarantee that you're are safe, as you're still vulnerable to attacks techniques such as man-in-the-middle.

Also, you can read this for doing that http://www.guptamayank.com/how-to/ch...ip-address-tor Otherwise, you'll need to be clicking on "Use new identity" every time 'till you find an US identity.

If you arent comfortable to use TOR, I'll have to advice you that its the safer free way, in my opinion, since you know well the fingerprint you're using. You also may want to pay some VPN service, or ask someone that lives on US for providing its computers as proxy for you, whatever.

Also, you may want to use Tails, which is the most complete and safe solution for that. Free. You'll need to download and burn it, so boot from it.

2 - Download and configure (or keep switching identities) TOR : https://www.torproject.org/download/download.html.en
Launch TOR. Be sure you're using an US fingerprint and access play.google.com


3 - Now you can test if you're able to purchase something on US Google Play Store. You can do that by adding some free music. Free songs are counted and listed as *US$0.00* on Wallet. It will prove that you done.

Now that you notice you can purchase any books, songs, movies, on Play Store, you'll such as able to purchase devices as well.

As I said early, Google doesnt ships devices outside US. Find some forwarding service or ask someone on US to take it for you. No doubt that asking some friend for doing that is the cheaper choice, as you'll may need to pay taxes when device arrives in your country. But some forwarding services are very skilled on avoiding these taxes when product gets the customs.

4 - Have a nice shopping!



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7th November 2012, 03:07 PM   |  #2  
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Someone said it doesn't work for buying devices... I will give a try...

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7th November 2012, 03:07 PM   |  #3  
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Won't the payment be blocked when the fake US address associated with the credit card isn't the same of the CC registrant?
7th November 2012, 04:18 PM   |  #4  
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Won't the payment be blocked when the fake US address associated with the credit card isn't the same of the CC registrant?

Yup......they state this specifically when it comes to purchasing of devices.

http://support.google.com/googleplay...1685&ctx=topic

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Also, at this time, the country of your credit card must match the the country to which you're shipping.

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Won't the payment be blocked when the fake US address associated with the credit card isn't the same of the CC registrant?

I dont think so. The Google Statement which can be found here http://support.google.com/googleplay...1685&ctx=topic says:

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A Virtual Credit Card (VCC) cannot be used with your purchase in the device store. Also, at this time, the country of your credit card must match the the country to which you're shipping.

Its clear for me. I am asking to ships to US. My billing address is US. Whats up?

Then, http://support.google.com/googleplay...1685&ctx=topic, item 4, quotes:

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Confirm the billing address listed in your Google Wallet account matches the billing address that appears on your credit/debit card statement

Well, here we would have a problem, but, notice that is same statement that rules the Music Store, and you're able to purchase songs. So, I dont expect any further issue on doing that.
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7th November 2012, 09:32 PM   |  #6  
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I know many people did this way for purchasing Nexus 7, Google always check the billing address country with the billing address in the file of your card, if not identical then canceled your order, hold your account in Google wallet and sent email to ask you for some verification papers like your passport or driving licence and copy of your card statement , after 2 days they send other email to tell you that your account now again active , then you can make device order again and every thing going smooth . Thats happened to about 99% from people which make this way, only one or two lucky persons there order goes without verification process.
The two disadvantage for this way that you will lose some days and may be stock will be finished and have to wait some other times, second that your first order money will reserve for sometime in your card account and mostly will have to use other money for 2nd order.
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Shouldn't the thread be re-named to a countries not listed in the google play store?
7th November 2012, 09:59 PM   |  #8  
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I dont think so. The Google Statement which can be found here http://support.google.com/googleplay...1685&ctx=topic says:



Its clear for me. I am asking to ships to US. My billing address is US. Whats up?

Then, http://support.google.com/googleplay...1685&ctx=topic, item 4, quotes:



Well, here we would have a problem, but, notice that is same statement that rules the Music Store, and you're able to purchase songs. So, I dont expect any further issue on doing that.

But the credit card we are using, the country doesn't match the US address we have faked. So it still works? Only the shipping and billing address are faked as US, but they know the credit card used isn't from US.

The main thing is, many have tried and have their orders rejected because their credit cards ain't issued with US address. Your method doesn't seem to work around that. Have you actually tried and found it working in the Play Store for devices? Afaik they are more lenient with other Play Store purchases, but damn anal about the devices section.
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But the credit card we are using, the country doesn't match the US address we have faked. So it still works? Only the shipping and billing address are faked as US, but they know the credit card used isn't from US.

Well, unless I had missed it, can't remember had read on whatever Google statement or rule that they'll only accept US credit cards. If they did so, pls mentioning that line for us will be very helpful!
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Shouldn't the thread be re-named to a countries not listed in the google play store?

There are countries listed on Play Store that still cannot purchase some products or services.

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