Verizon is finally adding the ability to purchase apps on Google Play and have them sent to your mobile bill. AT&T and T-Mobile have had the ability to do this for a while and Verizon was bringing up the rear in terms of this feature. Recently, we reported that the feature was coming to Verizon, and it's finally here.
This feature has been live for a little over a day, so you may have already noticed it as an option when getting apps. You don't have to do anything special to set it up. When you purchase an app, it will be listed among your other payment methods. Simply click the option to bill my Verizon Wireless account, and you will see the purchase on your next cell phone bill.
We are hearing that there is a $25 limit for carrier billing. Verizon has not officially confirmed that this is the case, but it is the report we are hearing. Hopefully Verizon will issue a statement about whether this is true.
Of course, you can also look at that limit as a positive. If you were to lose your phone, at least you know the person who finds it cannot go crazy charging hundreds of dollars in apps to your Verizon account. You can also use Verizon's website to block this feature if you are worried about children or other people who use your phone buying things without your permission.