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  1. lostsoul

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    hi guys, im just wondering if it is possible to get an xbox live 12 month card from the US and use it here. Cheers khaggy
     
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    N Oreason why not, the live codes are not region specific as far as I am aware..
     
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    I think theres an issue with the 12+1 cards , not sure 100%
     
  4. Indiana Jones

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    I am pretty sure the 12 month Gold cards are region specific so would only work with a US account.
     
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    My US 12 Month gold code,from ebay.com worked perfectly fine on my UK 360.
     
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    when did u buy the code?
     
  7. Indiana Jones

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    Things must have changed then because I remember on here just after the 360 was launch people were complaining that imported subs from the US would not work.
     
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    About 4/5 months ago
     
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    My imported sub (ebay.com) work from around the lauch of the 360 fine. Its the MP points that dont work. :thumbsup:
     
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    also using us subs here, bagged 4 years from ebay.com at $20 a year it would have been a crime not to:lesson:
     
  11. lostsoul

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    Thanks for the replies guys! i guess i better risk it lol im just wondering just to be safe, what are the disadvantages of creating a US account or just using it with a uk account?
     
  12. lostsoul

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    Oh and another thing, how would i be able to add to my subscription once the 12 months are up?
     
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    You wont be able to access the content on the UK Marketplace. Apart from that it will work exactly the same. Still be able to play online with people etc.

    You dont need to create a US account on your 360 to use the US Live subscription though. Just add the code to your UK account and it will work fine.

    You will only need a US account to access content on the US Marketplace. Then if you wish to purchase any content you will need US Marketplace Points.

    As other have said Live subs are not region specific, whereas Marketplace points are.

    There's an option in the dash called "Redeem Code"... just type in there. Also, you dont have to wait until the 12 months are up before adding a new one as you can stack them.

    I bought my 12 month sub from a US eBay seller. He emailed me the code within 24hrs too. I think it cost me about £18 or something like that.
     
  14. lostsoul

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    thanks for the detailed reply! it really cleared a lot up for me. once i use the us 12 months card would i then be able to use a uk card to top up or would i still hav to use a US card ?
     
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    No probs man.

    You can then use a UK one again if you want, after using a US one... but at the price they are over here you're best just sticking to the US ones!
     
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    just be careful with the US subs as there are definitely ones that don't work.
    i had to add 12 months to my account in march and spent a while trying to get a cheap US one that would work. see this post:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=466482

    there is definitely issues with the newer style 360 gold US cards. i seen UK sellers trying to sell US codes back to people in US as they didn't work here.
    i also have a friend who used a US one from ebay to open his account here no problem last year but then bought another for his nephew this year and it wouldn't work here at all.
    the 12+1 month definitely can't be added to an existing UK account and there are other 360 gold style cards that won't work either.
    i think some of them can be used to create a new account in the UK but not extend a current account.
    if you can find the old style xbox 12 month cards then i'm pretty sure these work ok.

    in the end i didn't see the point in taking a risk to save a few quid so bought one from a european seller that was cheaper than getting one here.

    if using ebay you could always ask the seller if they will email the code and if it doesn't work will they give you a refund.let us know how you get on as i wouldn't mind picking up a cheap one myself.
     
  17. DazzaSammy

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    Can anyone please confirm asap that if I buy Points for Live off ebay bought in the UK I can use them on my US Live account.

    Or only american live points will. Thanks
     
  18. lostsoul

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    dazza sammy do you use US live on ure xbox 360 and if you do where to you get it from and what type of card did you get and when? cheers
     
  19. DazzaSammy

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    I am in UK on UK xbox but have 2 Live accounts. I want points for US Live but have bought UK points and dont think they work on US Live account.
     
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    No you cannot use UK points with a US account as the points are region specific.
     
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    Thanks for that, didnt want to waste money on Ebay. Ta :smashin:
     

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