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How to Order Google’s Nexus One Smart Phone if You Live Outside the US, UK, HK, or Singapore

January 6th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Nexus One Order page As we all know, Google launched its first smart phone on January 5th, 2010. Luckily for people living in the US, UK, Hong Kong or Singapore, you can order it directly from Google from their web store. For the rest of us, we are either forced to wait for a change in their shipping policy or work our way around this. In a global Internet world, anything is possible. Here is the easy guide how to get the phone to your own doorsteps within a few days, I’m waiting for mine to arrive as I’m writing this.

  1. Get access to the ordering process by downloading and installing the free Hotspot Shield software (Windows & Mac only). By installing this you protect your location and IP address so that Google’s web store won’t block you out from the ordering process. When installed and activated, proceed to the next step.
  2. Sign up for a US based shipping address at MyUSABox.com. In practice, this is free as the US $5 they charge for registering will be credited to you when you use the service for the first time. They ship products worldwide and even repackage the boxes for an additional fee to help minimize custom declarations in your local country.
  3. 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
  4. 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 (a NY based shipping address will add $46.95 sales tax to your order, totalling at $575.95). Also, make sure you enter the MyUSAbox shipping address and Google Account billing address to the order.
  5. 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.
  6. Log in to MyUSABox and forward your box to your home address, it should arrive within a few days.

This should be simple enough to do in 15 minutes, unfortunately you have to pay the additional shipping cost but it should be reasonable if you really want to try out the new phone from HTC and Google. For me, shipping was a fair overpriced $49 to EU (including re-packaging), giving a total price of $625 (~€435) for the whole adventure.

  1. Lex
    April 2nd, 2010 at 18:45 | #1

    Guys, I have recently ordered n1 as written above, but in the confirmation of shipping there is mentioned that I have to sign the delivery. Question is whether MyUSABox can sign it for me? Has any1 had such an issue?

  2. Lucian S.
    March 31st, 2010 at 14:13 | #2

    Do not forget, you must also pay VAT.
    In Romania is 19% of total value.

  3. Lucian S.
    March 26th, 2010 at 20:17 | #3

    It is very useful the post!
    Which version should I choose for Vodafone?
    Thanks

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