Verizon getting carrier billing for Google Play on Thursday

Verizon getting carrier billing for Google Play on Thursday
A constant annoyance for Android users has been the lack of a carrier billing option in Google Play on Verizon, but it seems like that is about to change. A new leak says that Verizon will be getting the option for carrier billing in the Google Play Store starting on Thursday, October 18th.

The leak shows an internal document for Verizon which states that starting October 18th, the carrier will provide carrier billing for customers using the Google Play Store. The odd part of the document is that there will be a "$25 per MTN" limit on purchases. We're assuming that "MTN" in this context stands for "mobile telephone number", but it's unclear if the $25 limit is a per purchase limit or per month limit.

Verizon getting carrier billing for Google Play on Thursday


Obviously, users won't be able to buy new devices with the carrier billing in Google Play, but of course no one can use carrier billing for that because the devices section of the Play Store doesn't exist in the mobile version of the store. We should get the full details on Thursday though, so we'll let you know. 

source: Droid Life

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8 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

keep em coming michael your articles are really often informative and interesting I must say :)

2. johnny9000

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

And thus begins the calls into Verizon Customer Care demanding a refund for Google Play purchases that the customer "had absolutely no idea how they got on there I'm being scammed" etc etc

3. joseph98

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 03, 2012

This is a good news finally no need for credit card to purchase in Google play store.

4. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

This has been a great features for years which has been available to Sprint and Tmobile customers. Sprint and Tmobile customers enjoy full complete access to this feature with NO limitations on amount. Verizon offers what they want the limits you on a monthly basis everything they do is to there own ways they could care less about customers.

7. johnny9000

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 10, 2011

If you worked for cell phone customer service you would know why Verizon didn't allow carrier billing. Every carrier that does, AT&T, Tmobile, Sprint, get hundreds of calls per day from customers demanding credit for a Google Play or other mobile purchase that "there is no way they ever made" who, in most cases, are outright lying. Carrier billing results in way more calls to customer service, as well as thousands of lost dollars in revenue refunding purchases that shouldn't be refunded. Allowing carrier billing only results in negatives for carriers, despite any perceived benefits to the customer.

5. shiftmobile

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

No, its to limit liability from irresponsible adults, kids and employees.

6. rockvw62

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Why? I'd rather get billed for my $1.00 purchase now than see it tacked on my already ridiculous Verizon bill. Maybe that's just me.

8. ncv144

Posts: 126; Member since: May 04, 2012

I just wish google play would support more countries because mine isnt supported, also i would like them to offer paypal support to make it easier to get your credit card to work with it

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