I've seen many threads on this problem including one posted in today (http://androidforums.com/android-applications/85840-getting-applications-outside-authorized-countries.html) but thought this was big enough news - at least for me - to deserve a new thread. I think I've just discovered a paid app loophole... want to buy apps but live in a non paid app country? Here's what I just did: Go online and create a google checkout account Take out your sim card Connect to the market USING WIFI Find paid app Buy paid app Download and install paid app Put sim card back in Enjoy paid app No idea what it means for updates (the app i just bought does however still show in my downloads) or if all apps are there (how could i know?), but if you want paid apps you CAN have them, straight from the market with no root or 3rd party apps needed. Quick, simple, easy. Gotta say I'm pretty chuffed!