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55% off Netflix: Basic ~A$4.66, Standard ~A$7.07, Ultra ~A$9.49 Per Month (VPN to Turkey Required) @ Netflix Turkey

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OzReminder for those who may not be familiar with this hack. Thank you for the original post Ulysses31. Here are some steps to setup a Turkish or Argentinian Netflix account to save $$$. Results may vary so its best to read up, there are plenty of comments below and members happy to help. Unfortunately it may not work for everyone so please keep that in mind.

Netflix plans

Turkey Basic $4.66 Standard $7.07 Ultra $9.49/month
Argentina Basic $4.02 Standard $6.61 Ultra $9.64/month

Step 1: Please understand that following all these steps may not work for you

There is no need for aggression in instances where you are unable to subscribe to an international Netflix account. Share your experience so everyone can chip in and help out. There are plenty of examples where hacks shared on this platform do not work for some people, but may work for others:
* Modem reset for faster internet,
* Cash back program purchase tracking,
* Price matching an unobtainable deal or price error,
* Targeted bargains, and
* Limited quantity items quickly or instant (bot) sellout.
Similarly we know there are cash back users who follow every single step for cash back (turn off ad blocker, have no items in cart, do not click other links, etc.) on their purchases and it does not work, its probably best to move on.There are many users who successfully use this hack and enjoy paying half the price of the Australian membership. Unfortunately there are also many users who have been unable to sign up to Netflix Turkey or Argentina. After all it is intended for people who reside in Turkey or Argentina. If it does not work, I am not affiliated with any of the entities listed below or linked to and cannot guarantee any outcome. I can only read comments on this platform and others to share them with you. Your patience is appreciated. Please do not take it personally.

Step 2: Obtain a Turkish or Argentinian VPN

Express VPN
PureVPN
Torguard
VyprVPN
Windscribe

Step 3: Confirm Turkish/Argentinian IP

IP Check

Step 4: Sign Up to Netflix

In a private-browsing tab open Netflix

Step 5: Enter Card Details

Possibly working: 28 Degrees, ANZ Rewards, Citibank Debit, Macquarie
Mixed reports: CBA, ING

FAQs

Q My bank blocked my payment, what do I do?
A Some banks block 1st attempt and then text to confirm it's you. Once you reply, 2nd attempt may work.

Q Where can I purchase a Turkish Netflix gift card?
A Others have had success purchasing Turkish Netflix gift cards (for a premium) or using Transfer Wise.

Q I have an existing Netflix subscription, can I use the same email?
A You can try! Visit Netflix website and cancel your subscription ASAP. It will expire at the end of the billing period. Then follow Step 1-5.

Q I thought it would cost $4.66 but I was billed for $5.00.
A Please note that changes in the foreign exchange rate will impact the subscription fee. Happy to update.

Q How do I enter an international mobile number?
A Ignore any requests for a mobile, open Netflix in a new tab and confirm account is working. If you must, there are a couple of resources for codes being sent to an international mobile number. Please note that these services may not work since others may have used the numbers for verification codes from Netflix SMS Codes PVA Codes SMS-Activate SMS Approval.

Q Do I need to use a VPN every time I access Netflix?
A No, VPN is only required for sign up. After sign up, use Netflix without a VPN and you will have access to the Australian Netflix library.

Plans and pricing

Thanks Putin
Turkish Plans and pricing
Argentinian Plans and pricing
GST/VAT and Tax related questions
Full list of Netflix pricing around the world thanks CC123 and Giu

See previous post for this deal for additional discussion.

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Comments

  • Argentina is now ARS699.

    • Yeah, and that's the Pre-Tax price for the Premium Plan. The email I got from Netflix said:

      Your monthly price will increase by ARS220 to ARS669 (pre-tax)

      As of around October 2020, there is also now a 35% tax. So that works out to be 903.15ARS, which is currently AU$13.01.

      • been 6mths already?damn

        • Sorry my comment was not very clear, the additional tax was in October 2020, but the separate Netflix price increase started in February/March 2021.

      • Argentina's inflation is around 40%. So Argentina's price will frequently be increased to keep pace, and the value against the Australian dollar will change accordingly (i.e. jump up when Netflix adjusts the price, then slowly fall, then jump up again).

        There is a 35% foreign credit card transaction tax in Argentina, as you correctly point out.

      • I got charged $7.59 today for standard from Argentina. Not sure if that is the increased price or not

      • Actually to correct myself, @Illumination pointed out and confirmed here there are actually 64% taxes applied. That means with the price increase the Premium plan will go up to 1097.16ARS after tax (669*1.64). MasterCard rates show that’s currently AU$15.92. Definitely worth switching to Turkey rates.

  • Great way to save on this, just be aware the Argentina pricing is excluding their Netflix tax which is pretty hefty (I thought extra 35% but could be more).
    Still works out noticeably less

    • +3 votes

      Yeah but this tax is to be collected by the credit card company, not charged by Netflix, so I don't think it applies to people using non-Argentina credit cards. I'm with CBA and don't get charged the tax.

      • I am paying with Bankwest CC and paying the tax.

      • So you have no problem using your CBA credit card for this ?Cheers

      • I'm with Latitude 28 Degrees and the tax started applying in October 2020. My Premium Plan went from 449ARS (~ AU$8.18) to 736.36ARS (~AU$13.43 at the time). Due to stronger AUD my Feb 2021 was $10.66. As per my above comment, this will go up again to around $13.01 next month.

        Which plan are you on, and what are you currently playing in ARS/AUD?

        • i dont understand, i am currently on the highest plan, and i pay between 8 to 10 a month, i did also get email about the price raise, but atm 8.65 (no tax) that i am aware of.

      • But if the tax is being collected by "credit card company" then it's likely the merchant bank that's collecting it. Not the issuing bank. That wouldn't make sense to make the issuing bank collect it.

      • The tax is confusing.
        It's a 35% foreign credit card transaction tax. It's meant to apply to Argentinian citizens that use credit cards to purchase products outside their country, but it's unclear whether it also applies to foreign citizens purchasing products inside Argentina.

        The tax is designed to reduce the outflow of Argentinian pesos from the country, as most of Argentina's economic problems seem to stem from an inadequate supply of Argentinian pesos. So that doesn't really work for foreigners.

        • I've shared in some comments below, but I found a breakdown here.

          The total tax is 64%, consisting of a 21% VAT, 8% PAIS and 35% "of profits" - whatever that means haha

      • I don't think it applies to people using non-Argentina credit cards

        It does

        I'm with CBA and don't get charged the tax.

        I don't know why/how you're getting away with not paying the tax, but that absolutely is not the norm. You should've been charged the tax from around October last year.

        Here's an article (in Spanish) that describes the tax.

        As per google translate:

        What happens is that since it is an international transaction, to this you have to add your taxes, in percentages that always apply to that amount: 21% VAT, 8% of the PAIS tax and 35% of Profits.

        So add those taxes up and you'll get 64. That's a 64% premium on the listed price. 449 ARS? Multiply that by 1.64 and you'll get exactly 736.36 ARS

        • You’re right, I never did the maths and assumed it was just 35%. That means with the price increase the Premium plan will go up to 1097.16ARS after tax (669*1.64). MasterCard rates show that’s currently AU$15.92. Definitely worth switching to Turkey rates.

          • @Hargain Bunter:

            You’re right, I never did the maths and assumed it was just 35%.

            I think it states 35% somewhere. I can't recall where but I've seen that figure before. I assumed the same, until I quickly realised that 736.36 compared to 449 is far more than a 35% hike haha.

            Definitely worth switching to Turkey rates.

            Yep. To be honest, Argentina is nowhere near the cheapest because of the tax. The other cheap options other than Turkey are Brazil and Pakistan.

      • I'm not paying the tax either, with Macquarie debit card.

        • How? I find this bizarre. Certainly a good thing for you but I'd really like to understand who isn't getting charged the tax and why

        • I have macquarie debt card also and got charged $6.64 for basic. That is a jump from $4.02 as expected.

      • Hey, I use revolut if you've heard of it. No exchange fees and its free + works on almost all sites, even if you have to put a billing address in another country or whatever. Only caveat is less buyer protection.

    • (I thought extra 35% but could be more).

      It's 64%, broken down into 21% VAT, 8% PAIS tax, 35% profits

      Don't ask me what they mean exactly because I don't know.

      Source (in Spanish)

  • Any caveats?

    Same content? Weird recommendations?

    • +11 votes

      Content presented is based upon what country you're currently in, so turn VPN off after subscription & get Australian content. I've seen no odd recommendations.

  • Last question and genuine question is it considered kosher to literally copy and paste someone elses’ post?

    • +13 votes

      It is as per the rules here, as long as you credit the original poster. This is not plagiarism.

      • And It’s hard, as we could be 10 people deep with credit. I took some, modified a lot of it.

        My BEEF?! Getting F-all votes, but everyone before & after makes a killing. Do I smell or something?! 😆

        ——
        I’m curious if anyone has been doing ozbargain families to share streaming? I’ve only done it for YouTube Premium

        Like packaging Disney, Stan, Netflix (prime?) for one monthly price, split amongst Ozb members.

        The only issue I see, someone might then go and share the account details with even-more people.

        • The only issue I see, someone might then go and share the account details with even-more people.

          It's the risk you take.

          • @xoom: You can look up who is accessing it and from where and how many people etc then deactivate anyone

            • @AussieMark: I know but still a hassle if say your folks who you shared this with and other people. And you had to change password. Your folks may not be technical enough to know how to login with the new password. Yes making lots of assumptions here but it can happen.

              • @xoom: true true i hear you

                Yeah my parents didnt even know how to reset / turn off the tv to reset netflix lol

                They were waiting patiently for a day or two when it stopped working thinking netflix was down.

                Turns out smart tvs need to be off for a few minutes to reset

  • I thought Netflix had wised up to all VPN providers DNS or true tunnel

  • For existing subscribers, can I reuse the same email account. E.g. cancel and resubscribe using same email account?

  • Have they changed the rules about how many devices you can watch and download on at the same time?

  • I tried my Westpac cards and they both failed (tried 4 times) I wish i had one of those eligible cards

    • +13 votes

      Had this issue too - all my cards failed 28deg, ING, etc . So I bought a Turkey 100 TL Netflix gift card signing up via vpn to Turkey. After that just before the giftcard expired this March. I log into netflix and go into account (without connecting to the vpn) and I was able to add my 28 Deg credit card, charged in TL 29.99 (standard plan) . I was not able to add my 28 Deg credit if I used the vpn. I hope this helps some people - buying Turkey gift cards is not easy.

    • So I had issues with my bank card too. My workaround was using Netflix AU as normal with my bank card then after a month cancelling and renewing with VPN. That way the card was already on the account and it just processed through fine.

    • I was in the same boat as you using my NAB cards, I ordered an 86400 card for free and it worked with that.
      Don't even ask me how I got it working I spent close to 5 hours trying to move my account across onto Turkey pricing and eventually I got it done, was a nightmare and I work in I.T and still struggled with this lol

  • I thought they blocked turkey, needing local number or something

    • I had this same problem too - kept asking for a mobile number. Though the instructions here say open a new tab, it didn't work for me and I just couldn't get this working 😕

      • Same a few days ago, couldn’t get past the mobile number even though I sourced one and got the code through ok

      • It worked for me. I had old Argentinean account with anz card on. Used new turkish account with gift card till price increase, as it was costing too much with gift cards.Then switch back on desperation on Argentinean account to Turkey, asked me phone no, new tab worked fine for me.

    • I managed a couple months ago, turning vpn off on certain pages and refreshing I think. Bit tricky but it’s possible.

  • Does anyone know if VPNs can be used to get cheaper Disney Plus? Particularly with the impending price increase.

    • Haha I'd like to know the same!

      I found a list here of Disney plus pricing worldwide, but it's all in their respective local currencies.

      • Easy peasy.

        Bottom line: $26/yr in India and $18/yr in Indonesia.

        Thanks for the source.

        Edit: Trying to enter the Indonesian site (with a vpn, of course) for a looooong time now, to no avail.

  • I tried but it got rejected due to insufficient fund as tried charging $752.xx to my card.

    Seems unusual .. Any guess why it tried charging this much ?

    I tried registering for the standard plan for ARS459.

    • That's the super ultra platinum netflix plan. It's basically the same as ultra but it costs $752.

      • Thx .. any reason it is charging 752 when I am
        Selecting 459 :( ..

        • Taxes, there is like a 60% tax on Netflix Argentina. I speak Spanish so i googled some Argentinian sites and they explained that. Those 60% is broken down in many things, but that's the reason you are charged more. I got the same issue do cancelled my Netflix a few days ago and now I'm waiting for the new billing period to renew from Turkey.

  • Handy spreadsheet with current Netflix prices in AUD - unsure if/how accurate

    Credit to Hits


    Edit:
    Full List thanks to giu

    • It worked for me as follow:
      Signed up as normal using Australian mobile number and a Netflix Gift Card
      Click cancel subscription
      BEFORE expiration add your Australian credit/debit credit card as payment method (I used TransferWise)
      AFTER expiration FIRST turn on VPN to Turkey, THEN reactivate the service
      Wola, enjoy the half price

      • By "AFTER expiration" do you mean waiting 30 days to try this method??

        Really want to sign up for the Ultra plan but the above steps outlined by OP is not working for me - keep getting error issue stating:

        "Sorry, something went wrong. Please try again later."

        • Yeah just wait the subscription to expire. You can also try to contact support to cancel your service straight away and got refund if you used your credit card when signup but I used gift card so I just waited till all credit been used.

      • Why is the first step of signing up with Netflix gift card important?

        • I don’t know if it’s important or not I just had a gift card available when I did initial sign up. Guess you may not want to have a Aus bank card linked with your Netflix account initially. Instead add it at later stage

      • +7 votes

        Yeah I did something like this.

        1. Signed up to normal AU netflix account with Citibank Card.
        2. Ensure my AU Mobile is entered and then verified on the account
        3. Cancel Subscription.
        4. Wait for my account to expire.
        5. Turn on VPN (I used surfshark at the time) and change to Turkey
        6. Reactivate account on Turkey plan (my bank card and mobile number would already be verified and it just let me proceed).

        Easy money

      • Does it show the price on reactivation so I know I'm going on the Turkish rate and not the australian one?

        • Yes. So if it's not showing the prices in TRY (Turkish Lira), you know you're not TRYing hard enough…

          … sorry. I had to.