is the xbox live membership card region locked?

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Apr 29, 2009
  1. nin10do
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    Member nin10do GBAtemp Fan

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    i was about to buy my self a one year gold membership card from amazon but someone told me that it's region locked :/ to the EMAIL used to sign up for a gamer tag.
    can someone please conifm this?

    i bought my console from singapore. it's the NTSC J version (it obviously runs region free games just fine). it's modded.
    i live in the uk and signed up my gamer tag on a ymail.com account that i made in the uk.

    1.does this mean i need a new games tag with an email from a japanese site?
    2.will this mean i have to buy my membership card from asia?
    3.and does this mean that i will only connect to asian servers/rooms or are the lobby's worldwide?

    my free one month membership ran out a couple of weeks ago but it worked just fine.
     
  2. FlatFrogger

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    Xbox live time is region free i think, its just points which are region locked.

    It might be worth checking out play-asia and see what people say there regarding items like time, just check the comments on japanese cards/american/etc.
     
  3. nin10do
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    just checked it out. you are right. the membership is region free.
    only the points are region locked.

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