Protip – Setting up Google Wallet for use outside of USA

January 31, 2013 Chilling_Silence How-To's / Guides / Tech info

So there’s a lot of things that can be ordered from Google, but many of them require two things:

1) An American IP Address (To make it seem as though you’re accessing Google from within America)
2) An American credit card

However, thankfully you don’t actually need an American credit card and we can make use of your NZ Credit Card.

I’ll show you how to setup your Google Wallet details so that you can order music, devices, and pretty much everything from the Google Play Store!

Get started by logging in to

When you login, you should see a list of your Transactions such as games you’ve purchased on your Cellphone. Click on the “Cog” icon up the top-right hand side (Next to Help) to be taken to your Account Settings

You should now see: Language, Notifications, Legal Name, Home Address and Phone Number.

We’re going to modify your Home Address first of all, set it to the following:
United States
19825 Hamilton Avenue
(Leave a blank line)
California 90502

Then, hit the Save button.

Next, edit your Phone Number, set it to “+1” followed by “(310) 212-7143”

When you’re finished, it should look like this: wallet-2

You’ll notice the “Address Book” tab along the top. We’re going to add in a new Shipping Address, set the details to the following:
United States (US)
Kelvin Logistics
19825 Hamilton Ave
California 90502
+1 (310) 323-7942

Hit save and that should be all good to go!

So far so good, now we’ll set your Credit Card details. Go to Payment Methods on the left-hand side and remove your existing credit card.

You’re goinig to click on “Add a credit or debit card” up the top. Type in your Card Number, Expiry, and your Security code. Select the newly entered address that you used as your Delivery Address (Kelvin Logistics) and hit the Save button. It should look like this:



Once you’ve got your card setup there, you should be ready to jump in and start ordering things using your Google account. You can order anything from Music, to Movies to Apps and more!

Because Google isn’t going to ship you anything physical, you don’t have to worry about the address details too much, however in case you were wondering we’ve specified the American offices of which you can use as a shipping forwarding service to NZ.

That’s pretty much all there is to the Wallet setup. I’ve even rung Google support a few times and had a chat with them when I was having issues ordering my Nexus 4 to import it, they’re more than happy for this kind of setup to be done but they just don’t overly publicize, it was Google themselves who put me on to the “Account Settings” and setting the Home Address as a crucial and required part for the ordering system.

Hopefully you’ve found this useful, if you have please drop me a line and say hi!

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