Depending on what service provider you use, you may be familiar with Google allowing direct carrier billing for some of its digital products. Today, they announced that they are opening up all of their Google Play content to carrier billing. Of course, this is only on some carriers and as you would expect Verizon is nowhere to be found. If you are not familiar with direct carrier billing, it simply means that you can now purchase apps, music, movies and books by having them added to your monthly bill.
The details between the carrier and Google is always being worked on in the background and to no surprise T-Mobile is the first to have the full service available. Sprint is said to be “coming soon”. Both of these services seem to back Google first and foremost. The service is also being released by other carriers in Japan which include DoCoMo, KDDI and Softbank.
While I am a Verizon customer and would love to have this service, I would like to see Gift Cards first. If I had one complaint about the Play Store it is that I can’t give gifts, mainly to my children, for them to buy content for their devices. I am not going to load my check card on their devices and leave the possibility of untethered access to my money. If I had to give Apple that reluctant compliment, it would be on their gift card services.
Is this a service that you will be using? Are you already using it? Let us know what you think below.
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