Google Play Store carrier billing coming soon to Verizon

October 18, 2012
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Over the past few weeks we've been hearing and seeing a few reports that Verizon would soon be getting their own option for carrier billing in the Google Play Store. Today Google themselves have just confirmed exactly that. Currently other carriers offer this, while Verizon doesn't. Over the next few weeks that will be changing.

In case you didn't know, Google has their own Google Play Store Twitter account. Today they took to the social network to announce that carrier billing is indeed headed to Verizon "over the coming weeks." The other 3 major US carriers all offer this option, and now Verizon is being added too.

This means that users will be able to buy Google Play Store apps, games, music, movies, books, magazines and more and charge them right to their Verizon Wireless account. Obviously there is a limit, as they don't want you purchasing some of that hardware like the Galaxy Nexus and adding to your Verizon account, but we're glad Big Red is finally getting the option.

Carrier billing will allow those that don't have credit cards or who'd rather not link their credit card information to their Google account. We know there's many that fall into this category so it's a welcomed change. Google's been making tons of changes to the Play Store as of late. From pre-loading accounts with cash via the web store, to wishlists and more. Check out everything new about the Play Store in our timeline below.


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  • Satake Yoshinobu

    Um, thanks, but no thanks. Big Red already gets enough of my money. And I prefer to be able to itemize where my money is going rather than having every purchase bundled into one pool.