iTunes in West Africa

Discussion in 'iTunes Forum' started by iPadMarmoset, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. iPadMarmoset
    Offline

    iPadMarmoset iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ghana
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Does anyone know if I can buy iTunes vouchers in the UK or US and redeem them on line here? Or can anyone suggest a way around it if I can't.
  2. scifan57
    Online

    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2011
    Messages:
    20,289
    Thanks Received:
    2,235
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Regina,Canada
    Ratings:
    +2,548 / 1
    You would not only need the UK or US iTunes gift cards, you would need a US or UK based IP address, email address, mailing address, etc. You could use a VPN service to get an IP address based in the desired country. Several of our members have experience in purchasing content from foreign iTunes stores and I'm sure they'd be willing to help out.
    • Like Like x 1
  3. J. A.
    Offline

    J. A. iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2012
    Messages:
    11,341
    Thanks Received:
    3,106
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Apetlon, Austria
    Ratings:
    +3,735 / 3
    You can purchase iTunes cards online. If you need a US card, I can give you an email address (pm).

    As said by scifan, you can redeem the iTunes card only in the App Store/iBooks Store/iTunes Store of that one country. To get this done, you need an Apple ID from the UK or USA.

    For a new Apple ID, you need an email address that you didn't use for an Apple ID before, preferably a Gmail address. You need a payment method (None is possible as well) and an address in that country. If you use Gmail, you don't need an IP address based on the country you prefer.

    After setting up or choosing the new email address, go to App Store - Featured, scroll down to your Apple ID and sign out. Then select "Sign in", and "Create Apple ID". Set up the ID with the new email address, the address you chose and the payment method you prefer.

    That done, you can redeem the iTunes gift card.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2014
    • Like Like x 2
  4. iPadMarmoset
    Offline

    iPadMarmoset iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2014
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ghana
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thanks everyone. I have found that I can top up my account with vouchers from the UK , although I am in West Africa. My friend sent me the numbers and they were successfully redeemed here. When I first started using my account here I had to answer some security questions.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2014

Share This Page