09/07/2011, 05:56 PM
for 2 years or so I have used my Pre- knowing that I wouldn't be apart of the paid app world. Whilst this is no big deal, it left me (and a few others I suspect), with a feeling of exclusion without a good reason. There are Homebrew workarounds that I have considered but given it isn't that important I chose not to bother.
So, now that Paid apps are available in Australia I expected this to be automatically showing at least on my Touchpad, which is a genuine Australian purchased product - not imported, not as such. My new Pre3 also of course showed now Paid apps.
2 calls to the help desk and after doing full erases on both devices (standard reset theory for troubleshooting) no paid apps, until...I told them that I think my location was incorrectly setup in my profile. Aston from Hyderababd (I know this because when he called back the location showed on my display), checked, and yes my location in the profile was recorded as Hong Kong, the home of Expansys where I bought the original phone, albeit at their '.au' website. He reluctantly, but very helpfully escalated it to a higher level to have my location changed to Australia.
So now, I have paid apps showing in Pre 3 and my Touchpad. I haven't bought any yet, so I'll report back any issues, but in short the location and you can't see this from your location has to be Australia to get paid apps.
BTW, there are only 34 paid apps showing, so I guess I haven't achieved much.