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Google Account Storage Pricing in Turkish Lira
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Google Account Storage Pricing in Turkish Lira

I recall it used to be (and still may be) possible to obtain a very low cost storage plan for a Google Account when paying in Turkish Lira. To the best I recall, you needed to use a VPN with a Turkish IP address (assuming you weren't in Turkey) to enroll in the storage plan.

Is this still possible and, if so, what is the process to do it? And what is the pricing?

I also, vaguely, recall there was some other kind of either discount or benefit to using a Turking IP or pricing in regards to another aspect of a Google Account. Does anyone have any idea what other Google service might benefit from something similar? Perhaps YouTube pricing?

Additionally, if I'm not mistaken, there was an option to use another country/currency, other than Turkish, for the same as above. What other countries/currencies work for this purpose?

Furthermore, even if you successfully obtain the above discounted pricing, when it renews a year later can you do the same (VPN, Turkey, etc.) to renew at the same pricing? Or does it automatically renew at the Turkish pricing, without having to bother to manually renew it each year through a VPN?

Is their any risk to your Google account if you do any of the above?

And can you do this hack with an old, existing (opened in a Western country), Google Account rather than having to start a new Google account?

Finally, can you share your discounted storage plan with other (non-Turkish) Google accounts?

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  • FatGrizzlyFatGrizzly Member, Host Rep

    Google has patched this method, IIRC.

    You can maybe try some youtube tuts, but they now check if your card is turkish etc.

    An alternative would be indian accounts, maybe via someone.

  • Doesn't work anymore.

  • JosephFJosephF Member
    edited March 27

    Does it work for YouTube pricing or has that also been patched?

    Accounts that signed up for it when it worked won't be able to renew it anymore?

  • lirrrlirrr Member

    Turkey Apple ID, mine still going strong.

  • I figure there's quite a bit of low incoming countries, which could be useful/tried. I have zero experience with this but as long as google just implemented checks for Turkey there's likely still a ton of options left.

  • Still works if you pay via Google Pay :--)

  • JosephFJosephF Member

    @mikewazar said:
    Still works if you pay via Google Pay :--)

    Do you need to use a VPN with a Turkish IP? Can you currently signup with an old, existing, Google account?

    @lirrr said:
    Turkey Apple ID, mine still going strong.

    What are you paying?

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  • jhjh Member

    I bought YouTube Premium while I happened to be in Mexico and it's about half the US price or a third of the UK price. I'm sure it works with a VPN too.

  • anubhavhiranianubhavhirani Member
    edited March 28

    Works for me, I paid like $12 or so for yearly 2TB plan, I purchased using a new account just to be safe in case Google plans to lock my account.

    1. Created new account.
    2. Added few accounts as family member in it.
    3. Purchased 2 TB plan.
    4. Allowed sharing of storage among family members.
    5. Renew date is in December and the card I used to buy this plan is expired so I will be adding a new card at the time of renew, unsure if it will still work.
      I live in India and used my Indian Visa card.

    YouTube premium costs cheapest in Indian pricing AFAIK, only $4.5 yearly.

    Edit: I used residential IP of turkey while creating an account and making payment also I do not login the account which I used to buy this plan so that Google does not detect the account is being used in India, tho all family accounts added are in India.

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  • JosephFJosephF Member
    edited March 28

    @jh said:
    I bought YouTube Premium while I happened to be in Mexico and it's about half the US price or a third of the UK price. I'm sure it works with a VPN too.

    .

    @anubhavhirani said:
    Works for me, I paid like $12 or so for yearly 2TB plan

    Edit: I used residential IP of turkey while creating an account and making payment also I do not login the account which I used to buy this plan so that Google does not detect the account is being used in India, tho all family accounts added are in India.

    How recently were you able to sign up with the lower cost foreign plan?

  • @JosephF said:

    @jh said:
    I bought YouTube Premium while I happened to be in Mexico and it's about half the US price or a third of the UK price. I'm sure it works with a VPN too.

    .

    @anubhavhirani said:
    Works for me, I paid like $12 or so for yearly 2TB plan

    Edit: I used residential IP of turkey while creating an account and making payment also I do not login the account which I used to buy this plan so that Google does not detect the account is being used in India, tho all family accounts added are in India.

    How recently were you able to sign up with the lower cost foreign plan?

    December 2023.

  • FatGrizzlyFatGrizzly Member, Host Rep

    @JosephF said:

    @jh said:
    I bought YouTube Premium while I happened to be in Mexico and it's about half the US price or a third of the UK price. I'm sure it works with a VPN too.

    .

    @anubhavhirani said:
    Works for me, I paid like $12 or so for yearly 2TB plan

    Edit: I used residential IP of turkey while creating an account and making payment also I do not login the account which I used to buy this plan so that Google does not detect the account is being used in India, tho all family accounts added are in India.

    How recently were you able to sign up with the lower cost foreign plan?

    He said renewal is in december , just guess it cmon.

    He bought in Dec 2023.

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  • JosephFJosephF Member

    Are virtual credit card numbers from Privacy.com identified as being from any specific country?

  • @anubhavhirani said:
    Works for me, I paid like $12 or so for yearly 2TB plan, I purchased using a new account just to be safe in case Google plans to lock my account.

    1. Created new account.
    2. Added few accounts as family member in it.
    3. Purchased 2 TB plan.
    4. Allowed sharing of storage among family members.
    5. Renew date is in December and the card I used to buy this plan is expired so I will be adding a new card at the time of renew, unsure if it will still work.
      I live in India and used my Indian Visa card.

    YouTube premium costs cheapest in Indian pricing AFAIK, only $4.5 yearly.

    Edit: I used residential IP of turkey while creating an account and making payment also I do not login the account which I used to buy this plan so that Google does not detect the account is being used in India, tho all family accounts added are in India.

    I just paid $16 for 2TB for an year as price has increased in turkey for Google Drive now, just wanted to let you guys know this still works.

  • JosephFJosephF Member

    @anubhavhirani said:

    @anubhavhirani said:
    Works for me, I paid like $12 or so for yearly 2TB plan, I purchased using a new account just to be safe in case Google plans to lock my account.

    1. Created new account.
    2. Added few accounts as family member in it.
    3. Purchased 2 TB plan.
    4. Allowed sharing of storage among family members.
    5. Renew date is in December and the card I used to buy this plan is expired so I will be adding a new card at the time of renew, unsure if it will still work.
      I live in India and used my Indian Visa card.

    YouTube premium costs cheapest in Indian pricing AFAIK, only $4.5 yearly.

    Edit: I used residential IP of turkey while creating an account and making payment also I do not login the account which I used to buy this plan so that Google does not detect the account is being used in India, tho all family accounts added are in India.

    I just paid $16 for 2TB for an year as price has increased in turkey for Google Drive now, just wanted to let you guys know this still works.

    What did you do to make it work for yourself? Where are you located and what credit card did you use?

  • @JosephF said:

    @anubhavhirani said:

    @anubhavhirani said:
    Works for me, I paid like $12 or so for yearly 2TB plan, I purchased using a new account just to be safe in case Google plans to lock my account.

    1. Created new account.
    2. Added few accounts as family member in it.
    3. Purchased 2 TB plan.
    4. Allowed sharing of storage among family members.
    5. Renew date is in December and the card I used to buy this plan is expired so I will be adding a new card at the time of renew, unsure if it will still work.
      I live in India and used my Indian Visa card.

    YouTube premium costs cheapest in Indian pricing AFAIK, only $4.5 yearly.

    Edit: I used residential IP of turkey while creating an account and making payment also I do not login the account which I used to buy this plan so that Google does not detect the account is being used in India, tho all family accounts added are in India.

    I just paid $16 for 2TB for an year as price has increased in turkey for Google Drive now, just wanted to let you guys know this still works.

    What did you do to make it work for yourself? Where are you located and what credit card did you use?

    I did nothing extra, used Turkey VPN just to be safe, I live in India and used a visa card issued in India.

    It just works for me with no problems, I have shared the storage with 2 other people.

  • I signed up using Google Photos, and paid 600 Lira for 2TB annual in April

  • NeoonNeoon Community Contributor, Veteran
    edited June 18

    "Fixed", I did renew my domains with Turkish Lira a few days before they got transfered over to squarespace.
    Like 1 week ago.

  • lala_thlala_th Member
    edited June 18

    what credit cards are you guys using?

  • @lala_th said:
    what credit cards are you guys using?

    Prepaid Apple Store gift cards

  • JamphJamph Member

    When setting this up how do you avoid the confirm by phone number prompt or does it have to be done on a computer instead of using a phone?

  • emghemgh Member

    My "YouTube Premium" is 20 bucks a year

    OpenWRT routes YouTube to a specific YouTube A-record, and makes sure that any connection to this IP is routed through Windscribe's Russian servers. It's the low-end YouTube Premium.

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  • @anubhavhirani said:
    I did nothing extra, used Turkey VPN just to be safe, I live in India and used a visa card issued in India.

    It just works for me with no problems, I have shared the storage with 2 other people.

    Do you do the same when you just use this account - i.e. upload or sync data, use gmail, etc?

    All that through turkey VPN, or Indian IP works either?

  • @DataRecovery said:

    @anubhavhirani said:
    I did nothing extra, used Turkey VPN just to be safe, I live in India and used a visa card issued in India.

    It just works for me with no problems, I have shared the storage with 2 other people.

    Do you do the same when you just use this account - i.e. upload or sync data, use gmail, etc?

    All that through turkey VPN, or Indian IP works either?

    I have enabled family sharing in the account I use to buy using Turkish Lira, rest accounts are connected as family, I don't login to the account ever unless I need to renew that's once a year.

    Rest accounts are used with Indian IP.

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