Gamertag?

There is a account which has not been online for years. Is there anyway I can get it's gamertag (callum525).

I really want this gamertag.

Thanks.

 

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Last updated July 3, 2018 Views 10 Applies to:

If it is taken It is taken. Try Callum 5 2 5. The one you have now fits.

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But I want that exact gamertag, Since he is not been online for years I should be aloud it.

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[quote]I can't change my Gamertag (GT).
Just because you can't friend request a GT doesn't mean it is available. First of all, all GT are tied to services like Zune or Games for Windows LIVE. If a GT doesn't exist on Xbox, it might be in use on one of those services. Also, spaces and capitalization are not considered when looking for available GTs. For example, "Major Nelson" is the same as "MajorNelson" is the same as "MaJoR nElSoN". Basically if the service says the GT isn't available, it isn't available.

I heard old GTs are being re-added. When will "This GT" be available?
There is no schedule or estimated dates for when certain GTs will become available again. GTs are not an on-demand service. They will be available when they are available. 

[/quote]http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/12/p/19165/121234.aspx#gt

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Yeah....in the end, if you are getting the dreaded "GT taken" you cannot use it.  Supposedly, MS is currently purging GTs from the original Xbox days that have not been used, but that is all I have heard.  Might as well move on.

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Yeah....in the end, if you are getting the dreaded "GT taken" you cannot use it.  Supposedly, MS is currently purging GTs from the original Xbox days that have not been used, but that is all I have heard.  Might as well move on.


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I can't change my Gamertag (GT).
Just because you can't friend request a GT doesn't mean it is available. First of all, all GT are tied to services like Zune or Games for Windows LIVE. If a GT doesn't exist on Xbox, it might be in use on one of those services. Also, spaces and capitalization are not considered when looking for available GTs. For example, "Major Nelson" is the same as "MajorNelson" is the same as "MaJoR nElSoN". Basically if the service says the GT isn't available, it isn't available.

I heard old GTs are being re-added. When will "This GT" be available?
There is no schedule or estimated dates for when certain GTs will become available again. GTs are not an on-demand service. They will be available when they are available. 

http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/12/p/19165/121234.aspx#gt

I wanted Xbox to clean up accounts that have not been used for years

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I can't change my Gamertag (GT).
Just because you can't friend request a GT doesn't mean it is available. First of all, all GT are tied to services like Zune or Games for Windows LIVE. If a GT doesn't exist on Xbox, it might be in use on one of those services. Also, spaces and capitalization are not considered when looking for available GTs. For example, "Major Nelson" is the same as "MajorNelson" is the same as "MaJoR nElSoN". Basically if the service says the GT isn't available, it isn't available.

I heard old GTs are being re-added. When will "This GT" be available?
There is no schedule or estimated dates for when certain GTs will become available again. GTs are not an on-demand service. They will be available when they are available. 

http://forums.xbox.com/xbox_forums/xbox_support/f/12/p/19165/121234.aspx#gt

I wanted Xbox to clean up accounts that have not been used for years

it's. Not.an on demand service it is available when it's available not when you ask for.it

You will either have to be creative or just wait


Just like the faq said

Remember you don't nessarily have to have an xbox gamertag

It is also used for xbox for Windows or Ms windows store which doesn't require a gold membership 


Some people also have forums only accounts

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This thread is from 7 years ago.

 The way it works now is if a gamertag does not sign in for 5 years it is then freed up.

Next time it's best to always start your own thread instead of bumping an old one.

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