1. muitosabao's Avatar
    Like many others, I changed my region to US to get cortana in 8.1, and was thinking what an hassle changing back to germany every time i wanted to buy an app. Well, apparently there's a way. You can add credit via a microsoft gift card, which shows up as one of the options when it tells you 'no payment option for this region'. You can buy US microsoft gift cards in many places online (i used cardcodes.com), and got the redeem code via email within an hour or so (i paid it with paypal).
    Then on your phone on the store, you can just redeem this code. The final step is that you need to add an US address, well also no biggie since you can just go on google maps and find any random US address, and well there you go.
    I added 50dollars to my US region and now i can spend away without changing my region again and still enjoy the new cortana services.

    Cheers
    Tomanband and ven07 like this.
    04-15-2014 05:24 PM
  2. Pinchscape's Avatar
    Great idea !

    Firstly, your address cardcodes.com is wrong - its cardscodes.com :)

    Secondly, I can only find XBox gift cards - do these work ? can you give me a link to the exact product you purchased ?

    Many thanks

    Dean
    04-17-2014 03:19 AM
  3. muitosabao's Avatar
    damn, only so your post now, sorry about that.
    you can get any of these Microsoft Points/Credits USA doesn't matter it says xbox. the stores are merged now. i got the cheapest just to try, gonna get now a 50$ one, so that i can have the shopping covered for a long time.
    it took a couple of hours until i got the code though, but worked like a charm.
    Cheers


    Great idea !

    Firstly, your address cardcodes.com is wrong - its cardscodes.com :)

    Secondly, I can only find XBox gift cards - do these work ? can you give me a link to the exact product you purchased ?

    Many thanks

    Dean
    04-25-2014 08:01 AM
  4. muitosabao's Avatar
    damn, only so your post now, sorry about that.
    you can get any of these Microsoft Points/Credits USA doesn't matter it says xbox. the stores are merged now. i got the cheapest just to try, gonna get now a 50$ one, so that i can have the shopping covered for a long time.
    it took a couple of hours until i got the code though, but worked like a charm.
    Cheers


    Great idea !

    Firstly, your address cardcodes.com is wrong - its cardscodes.com :)

    Secondly, I can only find XBox gift cards - do these work ? can you give me a link to the exact product you purchased ?

    Many thanks

    Dean
    04-25-2014 08:03 AM

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