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#153652 3-Oct-2014 17:26
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I am trying to create a new account in Apple itunes store USA

I have purchased an itune gift card from USA (thru an american friend)

I created a new apple ID
using a gmail address
using my friend's US postal address, phone number and Zip code
also using unotelly dns

However the itune USA store tells me that the gift certificate is invalid

What have I done wrong?

I notice they sent a massive 32 page new terms and conditions and paragraph on GIFTS states
"Gifts purchased from the Services may be purchased only for, and redeemed only by, persons in the United States, its territories, and possessions. "

Does itune USA know that I am not in USA? 

any suggestions?

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  #1146840 3-Oct-2014 17:49
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Have you switched to the US store by using the "change country" option at the bottom? Unotelly will not do this automatically (you don't need Unotelly at all for iTunes).

  #1146976 3-Oct-2014 21:38
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"Have you switched to the US store by using the "change country" option at the bottom? Unotelly will not do this automatically (you don't need Unotelly at all for iTunes)."

Went back to itunes to double check - the country was set to US but it still states that the gift certificate is invalid 

very frustrating

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