4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2008 2:29 PM by mireck-ca
mireck-ca Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I have an Apple account and have been using Canadian iTunes cards to purchase music in Canada where I attend school. How do I purchase music from iTunes when I travel home to the US? I believe that I must purchase US iTunes cards to do so, but how does that work with my Apple account. Do I open another Apple account for US purchases, or does my single account keep track of purchases using US vs. Canadian iTunes cards. Using a credit card is not an option for me. Thanks for your help.

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  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)
    If you're going back to the US permanently, the easiest thing would be for you to open another iTunes Store account in the US iTunes Store using your US-purchased prepaid cards (Canadian iTunes cards will not work in the US and vice-versa). It's possible to convert an existing account from one country to another, but not if there's any balance remaining in the account, even a few cents. You'd have to ask the iTunes Store customer service group to clear any remaining balance before you could convert the account. Easier just to do a new account in the US Store.
  • mireck-ca Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    It sounds like I cannot have simultaneous accounts in the US and Canada. I guess I'll need to wait until I finish school and move back to the US before I can open a US account. And so I'll need to forgo any iTunes purchases in the US until that (undetermined) time. Thanks for your help.
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)
    It sounds like I cannot have simultaneous accounts in the US and Canada.

    As long as you have legal residence in both countries, which as a student you do (your permanent home in the US and your student residence in Canada), yes, you can. Just purchase an iTunes Card in the US and open a new account in the US iTunes Store using your US home address. Then you can have and use accounts in both countries.
  • mireck-ca Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Thanks for the clarification. Now the question is totally answered.