U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Cell Phones and Smartphones
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 10-02-2019, 06:56 PM
Status: "Enjoying life..." (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
39,880 posts, read 57,710,982 times
Reputation: 93739

Advertisements

I live 6 months in the US and 6 months overseas and would like to download few of the local apps.
However no matter what I do - changed location on Google, turned off my location, tried to use VPN - I always get the "This app isn't available in your country".
But I AM at the right country! The app is even in the local language!

Not sure what else I should try.
I could change my location on Google Pay, but I can do it only once a year, I also need my US location to pay my bills online.

Anyone had similar problem and could help?
Thank you!!
__________________
.
"No Copyrighted Material"
Moderated forums:
World, Europe, Texas, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Lubbock, Tyler, Houston, San Antonio, Tallahassee,
Minnesota, Fish, Home Interior Design and Decorating, Science and Technology Forums
.

Need help? Click on this: >>> ToS, Mod List, Rules & FAQ's, Guide, CD Home page, How to Search
Realtors are welcome here but do see our Realtor Advice to avoid infractions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-02-2019, 07:34 PM
 
1,488 posts, read 417,174 times
Reputation: 4146
Did you buy the phone in the other country? I'm wondering if that may be the issue. Or, is it possible that Google Play Store/Apple Store have the other location stored somewhere you're not aware of?

ETA: Just read your OP again. It's there that you're having the issue? And you bought the phone in the U.S.? If you're keeping one location somewhere in one of the important apps, then I'm guessing yes, that's your problem. Can you get an el-cheapo just to use over there?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-02-2019, 08:01 PM
Status: "Enjoying life..." (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
39,880 posts, read 57,710,982 times
Reputation: 93739
The thing is that only selected apps show as not available in my (overseas) country. I think it must have definitely to do with the phone/browser settings.
It's US phone with local SIM card and internet. I have local internet here at home. IP shows the local/correct location. Browsing is in local language. Google shows the correct location.
Google Play might have stored US location but I can't find it to change.

Of course my Google Pay has US location. US credit cards are pinned to it. I use it almost daily to pay for commute. But that location can be changed only once a year, not twice as I would like it.

I could buy el cheapo, but I need the info stored on my US phone - banking and such. I don't have local credit cards.
__________________
.
"No Copyrighted Material"
Moderated forums:
World, Europe, Texas, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Lubbock, Tyler, Houston, San Antonio, Tallahassee,
Minnesota, Fish, Home Interior Design and Decorating, Science and Technology Forums
.

Need help? Click on this: >>> ToS, Mod List, Rules & FAQ's, Guide, CD Home page, How to Search
Realtors are welcome here but do see our Realtor Advice to avoid infractions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-06-2019, 11:53 PM
Status: "Enjoying life..." (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
39,880 posts, read 57,710,982 times
Reputation: 93739
I used APK download and got those few apps from there. There is an amount of risk to using APK files. Since they are not authorized by Google Play, one can end up with a harmful file on the phone or device, but the security in my phone didn't get alerted.
__________________
.
"No Copyrighted Material"
Moderated forums:
World, Europe, Texas, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Lubbock, Tyler, Houston, San Antonio, Tallahassee,
Minnesota, Fish, Home Interior Design and Decorating, Science and Technology Forums
.

Need help? Click on this: >>> ToS, Mod List, Rules & FAQ's, Guide, CD Home page, How to Search
Realtors are welcome here but do see our Realtor Advice to avoid infractions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Cell Phones and Smartphones
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top