T-Mobile starts new payment option for app purchases

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T-Mobile starts new payment option for app purchases
T-Mobile has introduced a new payment method for those buying apps from the Android Market. Customers of the nation's fourth largest carrier can now elect to have their app purchases added to their monthly phone bill. While Sprint has also announced its intentions to do the same thing, T-Mobile is the first carrier to have a billing alternative. Customers will not receive any official notification of the change. The change will rollout over the course of the next few weeks and should hit all handsets before the end of the year. Any app uninstalled within 24 hours of the initial download will not be charged and this billing option can be done only on purchases made in U.S. Dollars.

source: CNET
T-Mobile starts new payment option for app purchases




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6 Comments

1. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Verizon needs to follow with this

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yup.

2. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Verizon needs to follow with this

4. Corporatetool

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 07, 2009

I actually hope that VZW doesnt do this. It would be a good feature to have for some people, but it is actually a selling point for us reps that kids can't load up their parents bill with apps: it has to go through a credit card. Would be cool if they had a password that you needed to enter to bill to account, adds some semblance of control then for parents.

5. agnosj

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 04, 2009

I agree with Tool. Bad idea. Confuses the issue too much. Customers will start to think T-Mobile is the source of the apps. This will lead to more credits and customer dissatisfaction ultimately.

6. dbb10001

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 16, 2009

If this new ability to purchase apps through your T-Mobile bill creates an influx of inflated cell bills, as some blog comments have suggested elsewhere, I wanted to add a tip for seriously cutting your wireless costs; an intuitive but often realistically tough proposition. However, I work in the consumer advocacy division of the Houston-based company Validas, where we electronically audit and subsequently reduce the average cell bill by 22 percent through our website, fixmycellbill.com (and I'll add that 22 percent equates to over $450 per year for the average user). You can find out for free if fixmycellbill.com can modify your plan to better suit your individual needs by going to the website. Check out Validas in the media, most recently on Fox News at myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/consumer/conlaw/lower_cell_phone_bills_072409 . Good luck to everyone reading on retaking control over your wireless expenses and potentially freeing up some extra cash this holiday season. Dylan Consumer Advocacy, Fixmycellbill.com

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