Windows Phone Store c101a006 error

In the case you’re experiencing a dreaded ‘c101a006’ error when trying to buy, trial or download an app, you should know you’re not alone.

We’ve had about a dozen tips so far and verified ourselves that the Windows Phone Store is tossing this error out for apps that are buy/try (free apps appear to be exempt).

Microsoft does report that Xbox Music and Video (aka Zune) is having issues for browsing and purchasing items and we’re quite certain that overlaps with the Windows Phone Store. The good news is Microsoft is well aware of the problem and on top of it, meaning this could be fixed by the time we post (or be a few hours).

Update: Looks like Bing, Xbox Music + Video and Windows Phone (all separate, but related) are being affected. Yikes.

Sit tight and commiserate in comments. Thanks, everyone, for the tips!