Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nexus One - how to get it even if it is not available now in your country

Today, the Google Nexus One is only available in very few countries. If you want to buy it now, not waiting for it's availability in your country, all you have to do is 3 things :
  1. get a postal address in the United States : on : MyUS.com for example
  2. connect to the Nexus One store using a proxy in the united States : you can find a list of proxy here
  3. and buy it on the Nexus Site using your Google Checkout account. Creating a Google Checkout account is free but you have to have a credit card to pay

The process is detailled (in French) here on  sosandroid.fr. A forum for french speaking people has even been setup here.

The total cost is about 532 euros :
  • 393 euros ($563) for the Nexus One on Google Checkout ($529 for the phone + $34 for Florida taxes as the phone will be sent to your US address by FedEx)
  • 9 euros for the bank commission as you pay in dollars
  • 7 euros ($10) for the creation of your local address in the US through MyUS.com
  • 1 euros for the bank commission as you pay in dollars
  • 40 euros ($58) for the shipment from your US address to your local address in your country ; MyUS.com uses the cheaper way (DHL in this case) but you can ask for another way of shipping
  • 1 euros for the bank commission as you pay in dollars
  • 82 euros for the custom in France

It will take about 7 days to get the phone.

Then you can be happy ;-)
Enjoy !!


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