1. niyoko's Avatar
    The worst thing about having a locked Windows Phone while living in another country is region setting. URGH!!! They are the worst thing to be stopped by and the best thing to give you a headache.

    The Marketplace that you can access is determined by where your Windows Live account thinks you registered. In my situation I want to use my Windows Live account that is tied to my Xbox Live and Zune account that I registered while I was in the US. Now, I live in Japan. That is great, but when I tied my existing Live account with the IS12T I soon noticed that I couldn't download the address transfer app from AU KDDI. I reset and created a new Windows Live account that gave me access to the AU apps, and I soon discovered blocked me from the US Marketplace.

    The Marketplace is not the only thing that you loose when you are outside of a Zune supported area.

    Well I reseted the phone many times because I don't know which account to use. I don't want to have to choose! (ToT) So far I've kept my US account on the phone for a couple months. It's ok. I've learned that it's having to give up seeing my avatar and adding achievements to that account that I care about the most. The Zune services, like the LACK OF PODCASTS in the marketplace that annoys me, but I can live without it.

    Today, I'm reseting again... to my Japanese account. (-.-;;
    02-01-2012 09:17 PM
  2. jeremyshaw's Avatar
    You are the greatest is12t fan we have here :D

    Was MS able to help, or is their XBL support also useless in Japan?
    02-04-2012 01:35 AM
  3. niyoko's Avatar
    I looked up how to transfer my XBL account to another Live account, and it is possible. My big worry is that it will change the region for my XBL account. I wonder if I loose access to my content. I still need to talk to them.

    On a side note. I run into a lot of Japanese gamers that own or want an Xbox, and it is getting talked about more lately because of Kinect.
    02-10-2012 06:34 AM