This is a discussion on Ipad 2 - 4 use Overseas within the iPad Travel Forum forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by thewitt Gift cards can only be used in the country store in which they are purchased. This is stated on the fine ...
if you bought a gift card from a certain country, it doesn't matter where you use it, as long as you have an itunes account that is from the same countrynas your Gift Card.
i once bought a US gift card, before i use it, i asked my friend that lived in the US to make me a US itunes account. then, i just logged in to itunes using that US account, and redeemed the code that's on the gift card.
after that i can directly downloaded the software that i need, even though i lived a long way from US, which is Indonesia...
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I guess I should have said gift cards can only be used in the iTunes store for the country they were purchased in. I bought some in the US store and gave as gifts to friends in Malaysia. They were unable to use them because their iTunes accounts were in the Malaysia iTunes store.
Though I am living in Malaysia my iTunes account is in the US iTunes store.
To have a US iTunes account you need a credit card with a US billing address...
A slight update to the previous posts. To open an iTunes account, you do not need a credit card - as the following article from Apple demonstrates.
Create an iTunes App Store account without a credit card
Nice find Tim. Neat workaround.
can i use 2 or more itunes account? 1 in every country?.. ah billing address? hmm
i have read in one website that a shop in hongkong can open a US itunes account and buy girft card from them. it cost more though than buying in US, but its good enough!..
other thing is that US itune store gives more variety games and apps, than other stores,
or ask freind to "gift to me" then pay for it to them, makes life easier..technically.
and just get a philippines itune store..
I Live outside the US and I wonder if buying an AT&T iPad 3G "used like new" that offers on Amazon or sites like this should solve the need to be activated first in the US.Originally Posted by Kaykaykay
Sorry if I sound a little naive, the thing is that I bought my first iPad Wifi only (1st gen.) in that condition and I couldn't tell if it was used at all.
There is no requirement to activate first in the US. Just replace the AT&T SIM card with one from your carrier and go
New or used iPad doesn't matter.
The title should settle it all
The problem was, it turned out that the foreign sim card owner (that we tested to the ipad) forgot that she has a sim card pin to it.
Once she punched in the pin, voila... it's ready to go!
So people, go get your ipad 2 3g GSM without any hestitation!!!