I recently found out that there are now Google Play gift cards. Something I've been looking forward to. The downer? It's not available for sale at my country (Philippines). So I want to know, if I get a friend from the US buy a card for me and send me the card code, will I be able to use it on my account that is based in the Philippines? I'm asking this because when I tried going to the redeem page, it said it's unavailable for my country and thus, didn't provide me with any way to enter a redeem code.

What I have in mind is I would TeamView my friend's PC on the US and log-in my account there then I will top-up my Google Play account that way. The question is, will it work? I mean, won't it detect that I was logging in from the Philippines just awhile ago? I wouldn't want to waste money with buying a gift card if it won't be usable anyway. My friend is an iOS user so I can't just sell it to him either.

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    It will work. I regularly access my Google account from different countries (via VPN) and it doesn't complain since I'M using the same computer. You might try tunnelbear.com instead of TeamView. But it should work either way.
    – user13391
    Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 9:37
  • What do I do when it asks for my address and other location info?
    – Propeller
    Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 14:56
  • It does that? Just Google "pizza new york" and pick a nice place :) That's what I do usually.
    – user13391
    Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 17:44
  • Is one of you two willing to compile the comments into an answer? Or would you object if I do? I hate questions without (or with "hidden") answers :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 22:33

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Can only be used to purchase or rent content sold in local currency.

If you purchase a Google Play gift card or redeem a promotional code in Australia and then travel to Germany, you won’t be able to redeem your Google Play balance since paid content is sold in Euros.

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