How to order a Nexus One if you live outside the USA

Google announced the Nexus One last week but unfortunately for us Canadians we were officially shut out of the game. Mobile enthusiasts were finding any sort of angle they could find to score themselves one. Rumours are that Wind Mobile will eventually sell it… but for now, the easy way is through eBay or if you’re eager to get the newest Android you might want to give this way a go (we have not tried it so all the risk is on you):

  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.

If you do get the Nexus One, let us know what you think.

(Via: IntoMobile)