My buddy Budi, who’s blogging like a man possessed over in Indonesia, mailed me to let me know about a few ways you can get your hands on a Nexus one if you don’t live in one of the currently-supported countries. So here we go:
If you can’t wait any longer your country listed on Google Nexus One’s shipping policy, the following trick could be worth trying, thanks to Gamaze website. However, you have to pay the additional shipping cost for that. Your call!
- Get access to the ordering process by downloading and installing the free Hotspot Shield software (Windows & Mac only), in order to protect your location and IP address so that Google’s web store won’t block you out from the ordering process.
- Sign up for a US based shipping address at MyUSABox.com. This is free but they charge amount of US $5 for registering and will be credited to you when you use the service for the first time.
- Sign up for a Google Checkout account. If you already have a Google / Gmail account, you can add that easily through your Google account settings. Note that you can use any international shipping address and credit card for this purpose, it does not have to be the MyUSABox address you just signed up for.
- Order your personal Nexus One phone phone by pointing your browser to http://www.google.com/phone. Please make sure you opt for the SIM free phone at $529 + sales tax. Also, make sure you enter the MyUSAbox shipping address and Google Account billing address to the order.
- Wait for your N1 to arrive to MyUSABox. You should get notified by email as soon as it arrives unless your e-mail spam filters are too tight.
- Log in to MyUSABox and forward your box to your home address, it should arrive within a few days.
Of course, the other option (dependent on country) is that you get one from eBay – that’s a good choice too 🙂
Check out more on the Google Nexus one, on the Google website here.