Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2012 14:11 UTC
Windows "Microsoft doesn't understand that people travel around the world, and are hugely sentimental about things they've paid for. Here's a list of some services that are affected by Windows Live ID billing region locks and what you will lose if you move countries." It ain't pretty.
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Not better with the Apple AppStore
by zimbatm on Thu 4th Oct 2012 15:07 UTC
zimbatm
Member since:
2005-08-22

It's actually possible to change country in the AppStore. You need a credit-card from the country. But then you don't have access to your previous purchases. You keep getting updates as long as they are installed but it's not possible to re-install them unless you re-switch country.

Edited 2012-10-04 15:08 UTC

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

That's BS. I had no problem switching my address to another country and to a credit card in that country.

You never lose your purchases unless you change your account.

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zimbatm Member since:
2005-08-22

And you still have access to your old purchases ?

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