1. stalemate1's Avatar
    By what Ive seen, each country has its own local Microsoft server, so changing to a different server in a different country will solve the problem by giving you a different WORKING server in a first world country, but will also give you access to apps that are not available in your country...if anyone is interested.

    how to do this: simply change your region by going: "settings">"language+region">change "Country/Region" to "United States" (personally i find the United States Microsoft server the most reliable i have tried but i haven't tried all of them)>then reboot (switch off and on again or restart)

    .....{on a side note (if you want your phone to give the day and date eg: "Thursday 20 March" on your lock screen and not just the date, you may want to change your "Regional format" to "Singapore (English)" as this will give you the day (eg Tuesday) as well as the full date eg: "Thursday 20 March" on your lock screen}

    by doing this myself, i not only solved the download issue (i have yet to encounter it again) but also got me access to more apps, such as more yr.no weather apps for example, but i also lost access to MY local apps such as (in my case): Ster Kinekor

    Note: you will want to change your date and time to manual if its set to automatic as you will have the wrong time and date, to do so, go: >"settings">"date+time">turn off "Set automatically">then set your correct date and time.

    i don't know if this will help anyone but i would have liked to be given this information when i was having the download issue without having to Google a ton of suggestions and try them all to see what works best. took me ages...also been trying to get the day and date to display for ages... finally figured it out.
    Himanshu Chowdhary and cuek80 like this.
    03-22-2014 01:15 AM
  2. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    I want Xbox music , videos , Bing services with rewards in India :(
    03-22-2014 04:30 AM
  3. stalemate1's Avatar
    I want Xbox music , videos , Bing services with rewards in India :(
    Unfortunately your gonna have to change your region to United States if it's not available in India.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    03-22-2014 12:24 PM
  4. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Unfortunately your gonna have to change your region to United States if it's not available in India.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    Hehe I did but again songs I want aren't available , luckily nokia mix radio does contain Bollywood songs , xbox music pass is not sold in my country , useless for me to download xbox music, regarding bing services , local scout does not have indian mapping data so I am happy to set my region to default and enjoy downloading apps , and mix radio is great service :)
    03-22-2014 12:30 PM
  5. stalemate1's Avatar
    Hehe I did but again songs I want aren't available , luckily nokia mix radio does contain Bollywood songs , xbox music pass is not sold in my country , useless for me to download xbox music, regarding bing services , local scout does not have indian mapping data so I am happy to set my region to default and enjoy downloading apps , and mix radio is great service :)
    Oh, I misunderstood. Try looking for the Bollywood songs you want in google, I'm sure there are many sites that will sell what you're looking for as apps are almost always backed by a website, that's where they get their content from.

    Say, were you also experiencing the download issue? I'm wondering if it's only giving issues in my country.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    03-22-2014 12:39 PM
  6. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    Oh, I misunderstood. Try looking for the Bollywood songs you want in google, I'm sure there are many sites that will sell what you're looking for as apps are almost always backed by a website, that's where they get their content from.

    Say, were you also experiencing the download issue? I'm wondering if it's only giving issues in my country.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Mobile Nations mobile app
    I used to use itunes but after the switch last year I only use nokia music , breeze to use the service
    What issues are you having with downloading , do you get any error code ?
    03-22-2014 12:51 PM
  7. stalemate1's Avatar
    I used to use itunes but after the switch last year I only use nokia music , breeze to use the service
    What issues are you having with downloading , do you get any error code ?
    No I just get the "Microsoft service unavailable " message and then just can't download... But it's solved now. Did you also experience this?
    03-22-2014 03:37 PM
  8. Himanshu Chowdhary's Avatar
    i didnt have this issue but glad the issue is fixed for you :)
    03-22-2014 04:11 PM
  9. cuek80's Avatar
    Hi. I also change region to US, but with auto update time enable. The date and time is still correct. I believe this setting is to update the time with the carrier network, not based on regional, setting.

    Anyway, any downside with this region switch? I use this tricks to get kindle app :)

    For those with the Microsoft service unavailable error, try changing server setting on Microsoft account. I changed from bay-405.m.hotmail.com to m.hotmail.com, that solve my problem, though its change back to 405 now by itself.

    Thanks
    03-26-2014 08:36 PM

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