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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 12:06 PM   #41
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1/ I don't have a way to get a US account

2/ I shouldn't have to
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 12:09 PM   #42
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1/ I don't have a way to get a US account

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I agree with point #2, but, you can sign up for a US iTunes Account just the same way you signed up for a Canadian one, just choose USA instead of Canada.
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 12:11 PM   #43
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I agree with point #2, but, you can sign up for a US iTunes Account just the same way you signed up for a Canadian one, just choose USA instead of Canada.
I'll give it a shot, but I think I tried this before with a US only release of an album a few years ago...
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 12:24 PM   #44
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I have it downloaded, but I haven't installed it. The are some tricks you have to pull in order to merge your Canadian and US iPhone apps. I'm sure someone here can clarify how its done. I believe it involves downloading, signing out, and resigning in or something...anyone?
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I have it downloaded, but I haven't installed it. The are some tricks you have to pull in order to merge your Canadian and US iPhone apps. I'm sure someone here can clarify how its done. I believe it involves downloading, signing out, and resigning in or something...anyone?
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I have it downloaded, but I haven't installed it. The are some tricks you have to pull in order to merge your Canadian and US iPhone apps. I'm sure someone here can clarify how its done. I believe it involves downloading, signing out, and resigning in or something...anyone?
However's post is a little vague.. let me break it down step by step

1) connect the phone to your computer

2) Sync your phone

Maybe someone else can make this a little clearer..
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It's not as simple as just syncing your phone from what I have experienced. If you are signed up for a US account, and you download Skype, then sync, all your Canadian apps will be removed as they are not in you US backup. Same with the opposite situation, your Canadian apps will stay, and Skype will be removed as it will say, you are not authorized to use this app. This is why I say there are a few other steps that maybe someone here can shed some light on...
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Old Apr 1st, 2009, 12:55 PM   #48
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log in to the US store, get skype, then log out of the US store and log back in the Canada store, sync your iphone and you'll see skype being copied over to your iphone. You can go into you itunes folder, then the apps folder and you'll see the Skype program there. Because the program is small, you can email the program to others so they can copy it into their own itunes folder.
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It's not as simple as just syncing your phone from what I have experienced. If you are signed up for a US account, and you download Skype, then sync, all your Canadian apps will be removed as they are not in you US backup. Same with the opposite situation, your Canadian apps will stay, and Skype will be removed as it will say, you are not authorized to use this app. This is why I say there are a few other steps that maybe someone here can shed some light on...
That's not true at all. I've been using both a Canadian and US iTunes account for years for both music, videos, and apps. Everything syncs fine to the devices (yes, at the same time) without issue.

The only caveat, for apps, is updating. Sometimes it doesn't accurately report that updates are available, and even if it does you have to manually log in to the appropriate country store to get your update.

It's not a big deal nor inconvenience.

For those without a US account: I've read (unconfirmed by myself) that you can get Skype by going to the US store, selecting Skype, clicking the Get App button and then register a new account using None as a payment option. Apparently None will not appear if you just register a new account, but if you register while "purchasing" a free app it is available. Again, unconfirmed but worth a try for those wanting Skype.
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Well, I just went through the process again, and can tell you what worked for me and what I came across while doing it:

1) Sign in to iTunes with your US Account.
2) Download Skype.
3) Log out of US Account.
4) Sign in with Canadian Account.
5) Sync apps. When you do this, it will say that Skype was not installed as you are not authorized to use it. So, sign out and click Authorize Computer with your US Account details.
6) Now sync (not logged into any account), and it installs flawlessly.
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