Is the term, Carrier Billing, new? It can be new for you but the Carrier Billing system has been running since past couple of months. Although, Google has not launched this Carrier Billing in all the countries but some of the most tech savvy countries have already got it and started using it.
What is Carrier Billing? What can be done using this?
You know that Google Play Store has huge amounts of free apps as well as premium apps, games, books etc. If someone wants to buy any premium product, he/she must has at least one of these following things; Credit Card, Prepaid or Gift Card, PayPal account to make the payment.
[PayPal may not be available in all countries around the globe]
Alike those payment methods, Google has included Carrier Billing to let users purchase various things like books, apps, games etc. from Google Play. By using Carrier Billing, you can make the payment virtually. Means, you can purchase anything from Google Play and the bill will be included in your Carrier monthly bill. This is as simple as said.
But the only problem is this is not available in all countries. In fact, not all the Carriers allow users to set up Carrier Billing. Therefore, if you are interested in Carrier Billing and want to try it, here you go. Before trying to set up Carrier Billing, make sure it is available in your country.
|Canada||Rogers/Fido, Bell Canada, Telus|
|Germany||E-Plus, T-Mobile, O2|
|France||SFR, Bouygues, Orange|
|Japan||Docomo, KDDI, Softbank|
|Korea||KT, SKT, LGU+|
|Poland||Play, Polkomtel / Plus, TMI|
|Singapore||M1, SingTel, StarHub|
|Sweden||3, Tele2, Telenor SE|
|United Arab Emirates||Etisalat|
|United Kingdom||T-Mobile, O2|
|United States||AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon|
How to Setup Carrier Billing?
This is also very easy and not much time consuming. Just open your Google Store app on your mobile and try to purchase any premium product. After accepting the terms and conditions, you will get Payment options. Head over to Carrier Billing from that page and enter details before saving any change.
To purchase anything using Carrier Billing method, just select it during payment option selection.
This is really great for users. You do not have to carry your Credit Card all the time. Also, this is safer than all the other payment methods what Google Play accepts.