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  Reply # 1745151 21-Mar-2017 11:46 Send private message quote this post

Jashan:

 

I've used Jerry Cards in the past. Recently I just ask my US based friend to email me a gift voucher :)

 

 

I hinted to my US mates in our daily Skype chat, but they didn't connect the dots. Didn't really want to inconvenience them :-)


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  Reply # 1745157 21-Mar-2017 11:52 Send private message quote this post

dclegg:

 

Jashan:

 

I've used Jerry Cards in the past. Recently I just ask my US based friend to email me a gift voucher :)

 

 

I hinted to my US mates in our daily Skype chat, but they didn't connect the dots. Didn't really want to inconvenience them :-)

 

 

My mate just sends me a $100 voucher every year. It lasts me for a whole year. I only use it on renting movies, though. Jerry cards are a bit expensive but they definitely work.




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  Reply # 1745162 21-Mar-2017 12:10 Send private message quote this post

Jashan:

 

 

 

My mate just sends me a $100 voucher every year. It lasts me for a whole year. I only use it on renting movies, though. Jerry cards are a bit expensive but they definitely work.

 

 

We subscribe to both HBO & Hulu, so we use USD $188 per year just for that. We also occasionally rent movies.

I also have a nagging concern of a crackdown on US iTunes account, resulting in instant cancellation and loss of all credit.


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  Reply # 1745171 21-Mar-2017 12:37 quote this post

dclegg:

 

Jashan:

 

 

 

My mate just sends me a $100 voucher every year. It lasts me for a whole year. I only use it on renting movies, though. Jerry cards are a bit expensive but they definitely work.

 

 

We subscribe to both HBO & Hulu, so we use USD $188 per year just for that. We also occasionally rent movies.

I also have a nagging concern of a crackdown on US iTunes account, resulting in instant cancellation and loss of all credit.

 

 

About a year ago I bought a US iTunes voucher and created a US iTunes account to download a movie that was only available in the USA.

 

Just the other day I logged in to download the movie to my computer and when I clicked download it says the account is disabled and to contact Apple support. I'm not sure why the account is disabled but I was wondering if Apple is just suspicious of accounts that have no payment method and only use vouchers.


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  Reply # 1745286 21-Mar-2017 17:27 Send private message quote this post

Or someone tried to brute force to get into it.




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  Reply # 1746180 22-Mar-2017 23:07 Send private message quote this post

I've had a US iTunes for about 5 years now and only ever used vouchers, never been a problem and I doubt they care as the Apple ecosystem is so closed they could easily track my multiple zoned accounts to the same phone downloading the content in one place.

Remember, you have to 'activate' each Apple device when first booting up, so they definitely have your full phone IMEI and such, but happily allow a multitude of iTunes and iCloud accounts on the same device....
They make the same money wherever you are, and if the FBI can't 'force' them to disclose info, I'd say they don't tell anyone else the number of 'offenders' and RIAA et al have no way to cry wolf 😉

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  Reply # 1746736 23-Mar-2017 23:34 Send private message quote this post

After purchasing US iTunes cards for a while through www.wildtwig.com I came across another simpler & cheaper solution.

 

Of course US iTunes accounts won't let you attach your NZ credit card to them, but some clever cookie worked out that you could attach an Air NZ OneSmart debit card to a US iTunes account (once you'd loaded some money into a $US 'wallet').  

 

I've successfully used this method for a few years, but now that Air NZ have changed away from using BNZ for this service & re-issued cards i'll need to set it up again (and hope that it continues to work).

 

I'm guessing there's a good chance it'd work with other multi-wallet travel cards (eg. Cash Passport)


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  Reply # 1746739 24-Mar-2017 00:36 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

The new OneSmart cards don't work with US iTunes. I tried a Loaded For Travel card instead and that didn't work either.




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