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How to Open a US iTunes Account Without a Credit Card

Lots of people have been taking advantage of US iTunes accounts to gain access to apps and downloads not available in Canada. Such iPhone apps like the recently released Skype or AOL Radio. Previously I showed you guys how to create a US iTunes account by purchasing a MasterCard gift card from Shoppers Drug Mart.

Today I’m going to show you how to open a US iTunes Account without a credit card! This following method comes straight from Apple and is for educational purposes only, of course. ;) Let’s get started!

How to Open a US iTunes Account Without a Credit Card

1. Open iTunes and sign out of your Canadian account. Scroll to the bottom of iTunes and change “My Store” to United States.

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2. From the menu on the left, click on “App Store”.
Next, purchase a free iPhone app. Try the list on the bottom right.

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3. Next, click “Create New Account”, click continue.

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4. Agree to the T&C, click continue. Fill out necessary info, maybe use a secondary email. Set a password, security question and birthday.
5. Under the payment options, select “None” on the far right.

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6. Fill in the name and address fields. In this case, you can see my friend John Doe is from Beverly Hills, California. :)

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7. The next screen will require you check your email to verify the account. Check email, click verification link.
8. The link will take you to open up iTunes. Sign in with your new account. You’ll see a “Congratulations” screen. That’s it!
9. Go download all the free iPhone apps you can’t get in Canada (such as Skype and being able to call unlimited to Canada/USA for $3US/month!!). Plug in iPhone, sync new apps to iPhone. Done. Happy now?

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Let me know how this works out for you. Armed with this method now, you can enjoy your US iTunes account without a credit card, or gift card! :)

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  • Jenn

    I just tried this method and the None option for billing isn’t available. I hope I am doing something wrong. I don’t really want to go and buy a credit card from Shoppers. Any thoughts?

  • Jenn

    I just tried this method and the None option for billing isn’t available. I hope I am doing something wrong. I don’t really want to go and buy a credit card from Shoppers. Any thoughts?

  • Jenn

    I did do it wrong. It’s late and apparently I don’t follow directions well at this time ;-) Works like a charm if you follow the instructions. Thanks Gary!

  • Jenn

    I did do it wrong. It’s late and apparently I don’t follow directions well at this time ;-) Works like a charm if you follow the instructions. Thanks Gary!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    You’re welcome. Glad you followed the instructions–now I know they work! hehe :)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    You’re welcome. Glad you followed the instructions–now I know they work! hehe :)

  • Lecutos

    I tried this and I dont get the None option … any ideas … I am doing everything you listed and it is not working…

  • Lecutos

    I tried this and I dont get the None option … any ideas … I am doing everything you listed and it is not working…

  • Frenchroast

    For the people that it not work, I think it’s because a free app was not selected to purchase. Follow these instructions- http://techwiredau.com/2008/09/grab-a-free-itunes-account-for-any-country/

  • Frenchroast

    For the people that it not work, I think it’s because a free app was not selected to purchase. Follow these instructions- http://techwiredau.com/2008/09/grab-a-free-itunes-account-for-any-country/

  • superman

    It works but you have to select a free app first and then go thru the steps.

  • superman

    It works but you have to select a free app first and then go thru the steps.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    The instructions clearly say purchase a free app. Try again everyone :)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    The instructions clearly say purchase a free app. Try again everyone :)

  • Kosmo

    Is it possible to open the account from the iPhone?

    Thanks!

  • Kosmo

    Is it possible to open the account from the iPhone?

    Thanks!

  • Justin

    Will the newly added Skype from the U.S. account be somehow removed or not updatable once I’m sign in again with my Canadian Account. So basically I hope my all my apps stay regardless on which account I use.

  • Justin

    Will the newly added Skype from the U.S. account be somehow removed or not updatable once I’m sign in again with my Canadian Account. So basically I hope my all my apps stay regardless on which account I use.

  • Ken

    I installed US apps okay .But when you try to run the Pandora app it says not available in this country .

  • Ken

    I installed US apps okay .But when you try to run the Pandora app it says not available in this country .

  • GSB

    Tried it and it worked great. Downloaded Skype without a hitch. Great tip

  • GSB

    Tried it and it worked great. Downloaded Skype without a hitch. Great tip

  • Doc

    Brilliant and simple. thanks for this.

  • Doc

    Brilliant and simple. thanks for this.

  • http://www.twitter.com/j_holtslander Jay

    I caught this post just as I was heading out the door to Shoppers Drug Mart to go get a MasterCard gift card as suggested in an earlier post. Thanks for saving me $25!! :-D

  • http://www.twitter.com/j_holtslander Jay

    I caught this post just as I was heading out the door to Shoppers Drug Mart to go get a MasterCard gift card as suggested in an earlier post. Thanks for saving me $25!! :-D

  • Kazon

    Worked well!

    I installed Skype on my iPod Touch. It works very well. I placed Skype-to-Skype calls and Skype-out calls while connected on my WiFi network. This version of Skype doesn’t support video though.
    For using Skype on iPod Touch you need a 2nd Generation iPod Touch with the new Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic (sold for $29 at the Apple Store).

  • Kazon

    Worked well!

    I installed Skype on my iPod Touch. It works very well. I placed Skype-to-Skype calls and Skype-out calls while connected on my WiFi network. This version of Skype doesn’t support video though.
    For using Skype on iPod Touch you need a 2nd Generation iPod Touch with the new Apple Earphones with Remote and Mic (sold for $29 at the Apple Store).

  • trendrat

    Worked great – excellent workaround.

    Here’s a new challenge for you – what is the best way for a Canadian to integrate an iPhone on Rogers, Skype on the iPhone, and GrandCentral to eliminate roaming charges while travelling in the US?

  • trendrat

    Worked great – excellent workaround.

    Here’s a new challenge for you – what is the best way for a Canadian to integrate an iPhone on Rogers, Skype on the iPhone, and GrandCentral to eliminate roaming charges while travelling in the US?

  • david

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • david

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    You’re welcome everybody! Be sure to share this with your friends!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    You’re welcome everybody! Be sure to share this with your friends!

  • ryeguy50

    This was very usefull!
    I was very frustrated when I found out a certain very anticipated application was finally going to become available for the iphone, but not in Canada…
    I followed the procedure you outlined above and it worked flawlessly!
    Thank you very much, I’ll definitely read future articles!

    RG50

  • ryeguy50

    This was very usefull!
    I was very frustrated when I found out a certain very anticipated application was finally going to become available for the iphone, but not in Canada…
    I followed the procedure you outlined above and it worked flawlessly!
    Thank you very much, I’ll definitely read future articles!

    RG50

  • KuKoCy

    Very usefull tutorial. Don’t want to give away my credit card details..and everything. Tried this today,just like u said.worked like a charm! cheers !

  • KuKoCy

    Very usefull tutorial. Don’t want to give away my credit card details..and everything. Tried this today,just like u said.worked like a charm! cheers !

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  • Pablo

    Thank you very much!!! You are a lifesaver!
    It worked without problems!
    Just one question. If I want to buy something, and I don’t a a US credit card,
    I just use iTunes cards right???

    Thank you!

  • Pablo

    Thank you very much!!! You are a lifesaver!
    It worked without problems!
    Just one question. If I want to buy something, and I don’t a a US credit card,
    I just use iTunes cards right???

    Thank you!

  • Keith

    Worked really well! Except skype crashed when I selected a user with “[]” in its name.

    THanks!

  • Keith

    Worked really well! Except skype crashed when I selected a user with “[]” in its name.

    THanks!

  • http://www.rightonblog.com/ Tim G

    Just did your setup – great work.

    If you want to use a legit address, and/or you actually need an address in the US, I use Freeport Forwarding
    1320 State Route 9
    Champlain, NY 12919

    Highly recommended and inexpensive service.

  • http://www.rightonblog.com Tim G

    Just did your setup – great work.

    If you want to use a legit address, and/or you actually need an address in the US, I use Freeport Forwarding
    1320 State Route 9
    Champlain, NY 12919

    Highly recommended and inexpensive service.

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  • Pauline Wood

    Fantastic. My itunes account in the US has been “locked” because of a voucher I bought on ebay. Still hoping to get my credit back, but in the meantime I opened another account – worked a dream, but you have to buy a “free App”. Does anyone know of a legitimate source of itunes vouchers on line. Happy to pay face value plus commission,just want to be sure they are not stolen! Thanks from UK

  • Pauline Wood

    Fantastic. My itunes account in the US has been “locked” because of a voucher I bought on ebay. Still hoping to get my credit back, but in the meantime I opened another account – worked a dream, but you have to buy a “free App”. Does anyone know of a legitimate source of itunes vouchers on line. Happy to pay face value plus commission,just want to be sure they are not stolen! Thanks from UK

  • Tim

    Sweet!!! Now I can finally get Episodes of How I met Your Mother strait form iTunes.. What a great day.. a new macbook, this.. life is.. complete? Nawww! Not til third generation iPhone comes out.. :P heh. ;)

  • Tim

    Sweet!!! Now I can finally get Episodes of How I met Your Mother strait form iTunes.. What a great day.. a new macbook, this.. life is.. complete? Nawww! Not til third generation iPhone comes out.. :P heh. ;)

  • NSK

    thanks , it was quite easy..

  • NSK

    thanks , it was quite easy..

  • joe

    I set up the account and now I am waiting for the email to arrive…. I still havent got anything….

  • joe

    I set up the account and now I am waiting for the email to arrive…. I still havent got anything….

  • Channell

    Thank you sooooooooo much Ive been trying to get an accont since January and this helpped me a bunch! Thanks times a million

  • Channell

    Thank you sooooooooo much Ive been trying to get an accont since January and this helpped me a bunch! Thanks times a million

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ iPhone Fan

    You’re welcome everyone! Glad this is working out for you! ;)

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iPhone Fan

    You’re welcome everyone! Glad this is working out for you! ;)

  • Pandora fan

    Any way to get pandora working???

  • Pandora fan

    Any way to get pandora working???

  • pgo

    after successful installation of the app, i tried to make call over the 3G network. Once i try to make a call, i get the following message:
    Skype calleds over 3G networks are currently not allowed due to contractual restrictions. For more information see http://www.skype.com

  • pgo

    after successful installation of the app, i tried to make call over the 3G network. Once i try to make a call, i get the following message:
    Skype calleds over 3G networks are currently not allowed due to contractual restrictions. For more information see http://www.skype.com

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  • Juan

    Thanks so much for the tip, it worked like a charm!

  • Juan

    Thanks so much for the tip, it worked like a charm!

  • bro

    i tried this & I’m not getting any email into my email account…plz help..i tried 2 times…

  • bro

    i tried this & I’m not getting any email into my email account…plz help..i tried 2 times…

  • Angela

    I’m having the same problem! No emails. Tried for over half an hour with three different emails. HELP!

  • Angela

    I’m having the same problem! No emails. Tried for over half an hour with three different emails. HELP!

  • waterdog

    same here – no email

  • waterdog

    same here – no email

  • Angela

    Ok, about the no email thing…

    I contacted itunes and they manually verified my account after I provided a us billing address (I have US friends, so I used their address.)

  • Angela

    Ok, about the no email thing…

    I contacted itunes and they manually verified my account after I provided a us billing address (I have US friends, so I used their address.)

  • Tim Gray

    Took me a couple of hours to get email back to activate my account. Kindle installed fine. My problem is funding the Amazon account – the process of buying a vanilla master card, registering that, then sending a gift cert to yourself, subject to lots of “make sure you do this and that” isn’t sustainable. Is there an easier way?
    Could I snail mail them a US draft?

  • Tim Gray

    Took me a couple of hours to get email back to activate my account. Kindle installed fine. My problem is funding the Amazon account – the process of buying a vanilla master card, registering that, then sending a gift cert to yourself, subject to lots of “make sure you do this and that” isn’t sustainable. Is there an easier way?
    Could I snail mail them a US draft?

  • ovo

    could not get a validation email from apple with this method.

    i looked around and found someone suggesting you join as a fan of us itunes on facebook, look around their page for a free offer and use the code they give instead of credit card or no payment.

    this worked for me,

    thanks to all for their helpful posts

    good luck

  • ovo

    could not get a validation email from apple with this method.

    i looked around and found someone suggesting you join as a fan of us itunes on facebook, look around their page for a free offer and use the code they give instead of credit card or no payment.

    this worked for me,

    thanks to all for their helpful posts

    good luck

  • cantuguy

    did everything as described
    when I click the email link to validate the screen just hangs – saying it is loading
    the screen also says if itunes doesn't open then to open it from taskbar

    if I open in taskbar and try to sign in – all it does is tell me my account is not validated?????????????

  • Rannohana

    Worked like a charm. Thanks!!

  • Jan

    This instruction is great — much better using a “free app” option than free coupons which are often invalid. — Now when your iPhone-Skype is working even in the Deep North — how can a Canadian (oops, a 'merican from Ottawa, Ohio) buy credit to use Skypeout on his iPhone?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca iphoneincanada

    What I've done is setup this $3/month plan in advance on my computer: http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/tips-tricks/how-to

    Once that is done you can call all you want, unlimited to Canada/USA! :)

  • Jan

    Thanks! But the big question is what would happen to your ” 'merican” Skype-iPhone account if you try to buy Skypeout time in the US iTunes with a Canadian credit card? Is there a way around it?

  • alli

    me too, no email. anyone else got a solution to this?

  • roli001

    Skype doesn't care where ur from. Setup an account on Skype from anywhere in the world and it will work on ur iphone/itouch in Canada.

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  • maryags

    tried this from Australia and followed directions – no 'none' column

  • saltygoat

    Hi
    I followed your instructions as best I knew how. My itunes screen not look like yours, I click the link that said change country. I did sign up as you suggested and now have an account with a US flag down at the bottom right side. I can't however find anything that looks like a kindle app. What am I missing. Thanks Barry

  • Jaydee

    Just wondering if this still works. I already have an Amazon.com account. Do I have to create a new one with payment through the gift card under another name?

  • Jaydee

    Just wondering if this still works. I already have an Amazon.com account. Do I have to create a new one with payment through the gift card under another name?

  • Jaydee

    Just wondering if this still works. I already have an Amazon.com account. Do I have to create a new one with payment through the gift card under another name?

  • mohamed

    how to make call or open cradit on skype and what raet call to srilanka on qatqr riyal

  • dallashinton

    Thanks — this worked just fine with no credit card, and I can use paypal if I DO decide to buy something!! Wonderful!!! I wonder when apple will realize that Free Trade is here? :-)

  • ben

    Success! Thanks.

  • ben

    Success! Thanks.

  • amy

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    this is brilliant.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    :)

  • Alan

    This is awsome, I have a UK credit card and have moved to Canada, now I can get apps that apply to here.
    Thanks

  • Cerita

    I have tried this, and everything worked fine, but I haven't received a conformation email as yet, it's a been a few hours!! I registered with a gmail account.

  • Avi Steinman

    I tried to open a US account, but couldn't find anything that said: “none” anywhere on the screen. Am I missing something?

  • charlie khoury

    well it would've worked great if i had a secondary e-mail acct. unfortunately it won't let me sign up with the same one as in canada.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Why don't you just create a new email using Gmail etc?

  • Carole

    Hi, I've done this from the UK and downloaded some free Apps with no problem. I'm just a bit confused about syncing them to my iPhone. Surely if I sync using the US iTunes site I'll lose all the stuff that I've synced from my UK account? I must be missing something but I'm not sure what! Thanks for any help.

  • pepsipopup

    maybe this would work: http://www.hotspotshield.com/clientless/iphone/
    lol your post is 7 months old but I hope it helps you!

  • http://balexandre.myopenid.com/ Bruno Alexandre

    Problem with this is that you will never be able to buy anything :(

    I just wanna buy movies as they are not available in Denmark.
    To buy you do need to have a CC/Paypal account from US :(

  • Bliz

    Worked great

  • Luis

    Perfect. Works great. Thanks bud.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Cool, enjoy!

    Gary

  • http://imeerocks.net/ Imee

    Followed the instructions but I still didn't get a “none” option for payment. :(

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  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    You MUST purchase a “Free” app inside the USA app store first. Then the 'none' option will appear.

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  • Roofx

    Thank you so much , I have been looking for a way to download Kindle application which was not available for my country , you comment was very helpful :)

  • Daniel

    Hi, I am try to this this, but there is no None option when trying to create account. Thanks

  • Saint_nick666

    they removed the none option even from the us store

  • Saint_nick666

    they removed the none option even from the us store

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  • Kaitlynrose1992

    Try buying a gift card.

  • Anonymous

    I just followed Gary's instructions to the letter and it worked, awesome!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Cheers! :)

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  • Fpedhi

    even tho i select “None” as the payment option. I get a message saying “Your credit card was declined. Please enter valid payment info” :S
    Help!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Did you try downloading a free app first?

  • applesucks

    I tried this as well, making sure I was in the app store and d/l a free app.. even thought I click none for credit card it keep ss saying card declined. fucking apple, pisses me right off. All I Want to do is download a FREE app only available in the US itunes app store.

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  • Ashlovemira

    Now no more none…i cant find none.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B75LXQ2SZS4CHYOP36EKQM4SIM natasha

    why does it keep say your credit card was declined. please enter valid cc info?when I checked none?

  • dude

    Hey, as of October 17th 2010, this works!

    As Gary already said “You MUST purchase a “Free” app inside the USA app store first. Then the ‘none’ option will appear.”. That is entirely true. So try downloading a free app and when the popup shows up asking you to login, create a new account from there, and there appears the “none” option!

    Enjoy!

  • Oliveguo

    always repeat Your credit card was declined. Please enter valid payment info…
    even though I choose “None”.

  • Solidgray

    I did the entire process but it is not sending me the verification email. Please help!!!!! I really need skype!

    Thank you
    Matt

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  • D_ratko30

    PLEASE HELP !!!
    i’ve opened an account as you say and worked so well 1 year,and then i’ve changed the country,and i blow up everything……now i want to get back to US as country but now there is no more “NONE” button

    please help

  • Jim

    I just tried this, everything worked great, but now I cannot get the app to sync on my iphone ,saying Im not an authorised user… Im a total rook at this… help!

  • Pikachu Rocks

    There is no none option!!!! I’ve purchased a free app!!

  • Thepecheur

    worked just fine! great thanks!

  • Al Franco

    oh gosh! this is such a great help! thanks very much! God bless you :))

  • MootMot

    I just tried this – successfully created an account, downloaded Pandora app from iTunes (had to enable my computer to use the app on the US iTunes store) synced the app to my iPhone and finally, Pandora won’t let me access its music from Canada (using wifi – no phone data package) – bummer.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Install the Hotspot Shield VPN on your iPhone. Then retry Pandora. Search the blog.

  • HAPPYGUY

    WORKED EXACTLY AS YOU SAID!!!!!! THANKS!!!!! GUYS YOU HAVE TO TRY AND BUY AN APP FIRST BEFORE YOU OPEN AN ACCOUNT (TO GET THE NONE OPTION FOR PAYMENT)

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  • Benzo__

    it worked!! :D

  • Martinmo1970

    how will this affect my canadian account and apps?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    No, they’ll still be there. Only issue is that updating will requiring
    switching back and forth between accounts.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, worked for me!

  • Testerdennis

    Thank you very much !!!! been trying to get Pandora on my Ipad 2 for weeks now worked like a charm !! You the man.

  • Lautaro Akira

    Is this legal?

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  • Lautaro Akira

    Will anyone respond?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Yes, legal.

  • Tasfique

    Boss You are great to Post this trick.

  • Lautaro Akira

    Are you sure?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    For people who live in both countries, this is what you need to do. You can also read the iTunes TOS if you’re unsure.

  • Lautaro Akira

    Can you send me a link to the page that says so?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    Why do you care so much?!

    If it bothers you, don’t do it. Simple.

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  • BoOya83

    Thanks a lot ,this really worked 4 me !
    And to think I;ve been trying to do this from my iphone , what a fool I was xD
    Douh, slap in da head :)

    Of course these options are not there , so do it from ur lap top or pc,mac, whatever…

    Cheers!

  • guest

    you sir, are a genius! thank you so much!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    :)

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  • Mr. X

    Thx this worked for me!

  • Oats47

    Wow after 4 hours on phone with multiple support teams, i ran across this post and bingo, it worked. I am so thankful right now, I tried everything. Thank you so much. And thanks to the guy who said remember to try and download a free app.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Glad we could help, enjoy! :)

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  • Susanna

    Hello, 
    we had been using a US account for years and buying codes off ebay, last month it was blocked for good :-((
    I tried to create a new account, but they now require a US credit card; how do I get around this? We have a Paypal account, obviously, but that is registered in Switzerland.
    Many thanks,
    Susanna

  • Susanna

    Hello, 
    we had been using a US account for years and buying codes off ebay, last month it was blocked for good :-((
    I tried to create a new account, but they now require a US credit card; how do I get around this? We have a Paypal account, obviously, but that is registered in Switzerland.
    Many thanks,
    Susanna

  • Susanna

    Hello, 
    we had been using a US account for years and buying codes off ebay, last month it was blocked for good :-((
    I tried to create a new account, but they now require a US credit card; how do I get around this? We have a Paypal account, obviously, but that is registered in Switzerland.
    Many thanks,
    Susanna

  • Susanna

    Hello, 
    we had been using a US account for years and buying codes off ebay, last month it was blocked for good :-((
    I tried to create a new account, but they now require a US credit card; how do I get around this? We have a Paypal account, obviously, but that is registered in Switzerland.
    Many thanks,
    Susanna

  • Susanna

    Hello, 
    we had been using a US account for years and buying codes off ebay, last month it was blocked for good :-((
    I tried to create a new account, but they now require a US credit card; how do I get around this? We have a Paypal account, obviously, but that is registered in Switzerland.
    Many thanks,
    Susanna

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I use a prepaid Vanilla MasterCard. Purchased from Shoppers Drug Mart

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    I use a prepaid Vanilla MasterCard. Purchased from Shoppers Drug Mart

  • Jazinto MEx

    oh man ive been trying to get the last fm app for my ipod touch in mexico for a while, its already running now, wow!! thanks a lot

  • Jazinto MEx

    oh man ive been trying to get the last fm app for my ipod touch in mexico for a while, its already running now, wow!! thanks a lot

  • FlamingRose

    thx man you made my day :)

  • FlamingRose

    thx man you made my day :)

  • FlamingRose

    thx man you made my day :)

  • FlamingRose

    thx man you made my day :)

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  • Amiz_01

    Hi . I live in USA. So would you tell me how I can do it free? Without putting credit card number and iTunes gift card.

  • Amiz_01

    Hi . I live in USA. So would you tell me how I can do it free? Without putting credit card number and iTunes gift card.

  • Sly

    Work great and very easy thankyou and thanks apple

  • Patriotsfan_54

    Worked perfectly!!!

  • Patriotsfan_54

    Worked perfectly!!!

  • Patriotsfan_54

    Worked perfectly!!!

  • Patriotsfan_54

    Worked perfectly!!!

  • Patriotsfan_54

    Worked perfectly!!!

  • guestt

    there is no NONE option nowhere by the side….

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Ex

    When you buy a free app from your device, you’ll see it.

    D

  • The Flunt

    Thanks! Happy travels ahead.

  • martyn kendrick

    Wonderful, thank you for this post!

  • Kits47

    This does not work for me. All sort of follows the guidelines here. However, when it comes to selecting a method of payment, the None option is not available.

  • Lilix

    Thank you, This totally worked!!! :D just to clarify regarding the “free app”  it can be any FREE app. So once you sign out of your canadian itunes acc then click on any free app to pretend to download then proceed with the rest of the steps :)

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  • Pbtirur

    TANKS VERY MUCH

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  • Francois Dussault

    Once you have created a US account, is this prevents you from using the Canada account? Can you use both account alternatively? Are the Canada installed Apps are staying on your device properly working? Thanks a lot in advance.

  • Sheilahughes

    this worked for me the first time I did it using the Vanilla Mastercard but we used that card up and when I tried to enter a new card to pay for another download it came up with the “enter valid security code” error.  I have a US address through Hop Shop Go and I updated the Mastercard but it still wont work.  Any thoughts??

  • Ray

    Once you create an iTunes account without a credit card, can you switch to PayPal to pay for iTunes items?

  • 604

    sweet!  still works!

  • Janou_pou

    It worked for me! Only step missing is after signing out, try to purchase a free app and only then will the None option appear (as others have mentionned before)

  • S Dr74

    Hey guys can someone tell me how to get PANDORA on my phone though it still says not available in your countryyyyyyy

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Download Pandora with a US iTunes Account.

    Download Onavo.

    Play Pandora in Canada no problem.

  • Nicole Clark

    As of Oct 18 2012 this still works… i just downloaded Pandora radio and i live in canada and it works awesome!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    WOOT!

  • Mike Cui

    It’s easy to make a Google Play US account too. And I made it while I was in the US. Only thing: redeem a play card, try to buy something in canada, and google takes away all your money. I did it on my Android phone. However, if you get free US apps such as iHeartRadio they will let you.Now I need to do this to get that app on my ipod

  • Kal El

    There is no “None” option. We need to chose a payment method…

  • castration station

    took for fucking ever to finally make a ‘merican account. Downloaded pandora. Opened pandora. “SORRY PANDORA IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THIS COUNTRY”. WHY.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Gary

    Download Onavo. Launch Onavo as it’ll give you a US IP address. Then launch Pandora. Voila.

  • http://www.hackcycling.ca/ Mark Buckaway

    Just tried the above with iTunes 11 to get access to iTunes Radio and it works.

  • fug

    This is a fucking bullshit waste of time

  • astealthys

    Just followed your instructions using version 11.1.3.8 – the screen shots are not accurate because they were based off an earlier version, but, the process worked perfectly!
    Thanks!

  • Matt

    Works like a charm! Thx

  • Rajah

    This trick still works
    I am in Canada and was able to create US account without CC.
    March 2014

  • AB

    Still works as of May 2014.

  • Helen

    Still working!! Thanks for your help!!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Gary

    Cheers

  • Michael

    Excellent! Had it working in 5 minutes flat. I’ve been patiently waiting for the radio option in Canada and just got sick of waiting. Worked like a charm. Thanks!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Gary

    Cheers!

  • Mike

    Got it installed ok but when I hit ITunes Radio it just goes to my personal library. Hmmmm…

  • mike

    Got it!!!!!

  • Mike

    Once the US account is created, will it let you redeem Canadian bought ITunes cards in the account? Or do I have to switch back to the Cdn account to buy songs??

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Gary

    No. You’ll have to switch back