News by Andrew Kameka on Friday October 19, 2012.
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Google has announced that Verizon customers will soon be able to take advantage of direct carrier billing in its Google Play store. The new billing option allows subscribers to have app, game, and media content purchases added to their monthly bill, which frees buyers from needing a credit card or Google Play gift card to make purchases.
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint have already introduced carrier billing to simplify app purchases, so Verizon was previously the only major U.S. carrier that did not offer the alternative payment option. Verizon and Google will change that when they begin rolling out carrier billing over the next two weeks.
Customers can make up to $25 in Google Play purchases per month using Verizon's billing option. Buying apps on a running tab paid at the end of the month is optional, so consumers can continue making purchases with credit cards if they prefer to not have limits or keep their monthly phone bill at a set price.source: Google
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