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U.S Accounts

03-23-2009, 07:03 AM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 519
U.S Accounts

A thread for people who don't live in the USA.

I am looking forward to an U.S Account but i'm not sure about the consequenzes.

Will apple delete also my legal Account if they find out my Fake Account?
Will i get any other problems? e.g i must give them money?
03-23-2009, 07:05 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,176
Quote:
Originally Posted by iSwiss View Post
A thread for people who don't live in the USA.

I am looking forward to an U.S Account but i'm not sure about the consequenzes.

Will apple delete also my legal Account if they find out my Fake Account?
Will i get any other problems? e.g i must give them money?
This should be in the lounge.

03-23-2009, 07:13 AM
#3
Quote:
Originally Posted by iSwiss View Post
A thread for people who don't live in the USA.

I am looking forward to an U.S Account but i'm not sure about the consequenzes.

Will apple delete also my legal Account if they find out my Fake Account?
Will i get any other problems? e.g i must give them money?
My opinion, Apple can't efficiently keep up with the data maintanence it is currently involved with, let alone things as trivial and obscure as accts. with a rougue residency listing. So, I'd say be a rebel, live life on the edge, and break this rule if you'd like w/o fear of repercussions by the Apple Gestapo.

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03-23-2009, 07:26 AM
#4
Quote:
Originally Posted by iSwiss View Post
A thread for people who don't live in the USA.

I am looking forward to an U.S Account but i'm not sure about the consequenzes.

Will apple delete also my legal Account if they find out my Fake Account?
Will i get any other problems? e.g i must give them money?
You can create an U.S account but you'll only be able to download free apps and use redeem codes. Here's how:
  1. Go To iTunes store
  2. Switch country to USA in the drop-down menu at the bottom of the page
  3. Go to top free apps section
  4. Click 'get app' on one of the free apps
  5. It will ask for your account info. Click 'create new account'
  6. While proceeding through the creation, you can click 'none' for the payment option
  7. For the address, give the address of one of the Apple Retail Stores (:P)
  8. Your account is created!

Note: If you don't create the account by going to the free apps section you won't get the 'none' option for payment method.
03-23-2009, 07:26 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,351
For me, this is what happened:

I had only a few apps on the US account (those I got from promo codes). On my Dutch account, I had around 250 apps at that time (some paid, some Lite, and some simply free).

What would happen, is that I could only see the updates for my Dutch account, when there was also an update for the US account. And since I only had a few games on the US account, it could take a week (or two) before I could see updates for my Dutch account again. Sometimes it helped to remove all apps from iTunes and then re-import them from the local folder where they were stored, but not at all times.

So in the end I removed the US apps, unauthorized my PC for that account, and setup my iPod Touch as new. I had to replay all my games which took a while, but it made the replay value a lot better.

This may not happen to you, but it might. So be careful.

Stefan
03-23-2009, 08:19 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 519
Me i have now an US Acc.

What could i do that it not happend to me, that i can only see the US Updates?

Now i could see only the swiss updates and thats good.
03-23-2009, 08:21 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,351
I'm not sure how you can prevent it from happening.

Oh and one more thing: if you're signed in to the US account when syncing your device, your iPhone/iPod Touch will also only have access to the US store. If you set iTunes to the Swiss account and sync again, your iPhone/iPod Touch will also be set to the Swiss account again.

Stefan
03-23-2009, 10:14 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Mainz, Germany
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vikram View Post
You can create an U.S account but you'll only be able to download free apps and use redeem codes.
You can buy everything with US iTunes gift cards. Just buy these cards via eBay or on your next trip to the USA.
03-23-2009, 10:33 AM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 1,351
Be careful with buying cards off of eBay. There are illegal cards being sold there and if Apple finds out, they can (b)lock your account. And in that case, there ARE stories about that happening to people. (I remember it being discussed here a few weeks/months back)

If Apple finds out that cards have been stolen or created/bought using a fake credit card, they can find out which cards that were, and also which account used them. (At least, that's what I've read. I have no first hand experience here.)

Stefan
03-23-2009, 10:41 AM
#10
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 519
Could Apple punish me with a penalty if they find out my U.S Account?

Or could they blocke my legal Account?