Those of us in the United States have been enjoying the Amazon Appstore for close to a week now. Unfortunately, our friends in places such as the United Kingdom and Canada have not been able to download free paid apps daily or grab exclusive titles such as Angry Birds Rio as their region is not yet supported.
Thankfully a work around has been found. It’s been discovered that Amazon doesn’t use your internet connection to determine where in the world you are, but rather your credit card information and the address tied to your account. This means that you can plug in fake information and trick the app into thinking you’re in the US.
The only downside (and it’s sort of a big one if you were planning on picking up some of the paid apps) is that you can only download free apps. I’m sure many of you just want in on the daily free paid apps anyway, though. You can find what you need to do below courtesy of About Everything. [via Androinica]
1. Register for an e-mail address or use a throw-away account. DO NOT USE your current email address tied to Amazon because entering fake information is grounds to have your account suspended.
2. Register for a new account on Amazon using the disposable email address. Again, DO NOT use your regular Amazon account or email address.
3. Enter information as if you were based in the U.S. Go to www.fakenamegenerator.com for help in this regard. Enter the name, address, phone number, and credit card number (Amex, Mastercard, Visa ).
5. Browse the Amazon App Store from your phone! You will not be able to access paid apps, but you can at least get the free apps that are exclusive to Amazon.I’ve double-checked with a staff member based in Europe and it worked, so good luck.