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Using the Amazon Appstore from outside the US (including paid apps)

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Great stuff, working for me with Google's address, "+1" as the phone number, and the first AMEX test card from the PayPal list (the Visa ones didn't seem to work).

Thanks Paul!

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This worked great for a couple months but the last three days the purchases would fail. I had been putting off updating to the 2.1.0 version which kept appearing in the notification area because I thought it might break this method but because I couldn't get the free app any more I thought I had nothing to lose but the new version just force closes all the time.

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This worked great for a couple months but the last three days the purchases would fail. I had been putting off updating to the 2.1.0 version which kept appearing in the notification area because I thought it might break this method but because I couldn't get the free app any more I thought I had nothing to lose but the new version just force closes all the time.


Still works for me if I connect using my Private VPN (from Modaco Plus). Otherwise the app fails to authenticate. I wonder if the latest update checks for the region.?

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Can confirm they are now checking IP's.
I am in Australia and it now only works VIA VPN to US. If I turn off VPN purchase fails.

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Can confirm they are now checking IP's.
I am in Australia and it now only works VIA VPN to US. If I turn off VPN purchase fails.


Yeah - it's been bust for me too from Ireland. VPN here we come...

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Yeah - it's been bust for me too from Ireland. VPN here we come...


Working just fine for me from Australia with no VPN.

I have not updated the app to the latest version - I just ignore the daily Update reminder notifications.

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As a test I changed the cc to a test amex account and that works without the need for the VPN. (as mentioned above) but when switching back to a visa, it needs the VPN. Never thought I'd have need of an amex account :-)

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I noticed this problem too, today. As suggested by some others above, I put in a test amex card number, and it worked. No need for vpn. Thanks for the tip :-)

Edited by silverrow, 21 December 2011 - 09:57 PM.

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Same here in UK, wasn't working. Changed the credit card details to the first Amex number and back to downloading fine! Cheers

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Thanks for the tip, until now using this app from the UK resulted in the "This application is not available in your region", however since changing Credit Card to Test AMEX , back on track.

I only go for the free app of the day anyway

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Thanks for the heads up. I was using the Discover card but recently the app kept telling me the Amazon App Store was not available in my region. Changing to the American Express card resolved that.

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but use the vpn make my account banned

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i can confirm this trick still works, thanks! :)

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Do the UK and US app stores offer a different free app of day? If so is there any way to have access to both, as far as I know it's not possible to have two versions of the app signed into to different accounts.

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Hi all,
This was working fine till a while ago. Today, I'm getting the following error:
"Please check that your billing address and payment method are from a supported country."
Is anyone else having the same problem? I don't know when it started, but I noticed it today, when I tried to download a free app.
Help, anyone, please?

Shoot, I just found out what was wrong. I had set the card expiry date as 12/12, and had forgotten. I now set it as 02/14, and all is fine, and I feel like such a twit. :-P
I'm leaving the post here, to help others just in case they have the same problem. ;-)

Edited by silverrow, 23 February 2013 - 09:37 PM.

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