Google has updated the Play Support accepted payment methods page with a few new carrier billing options, including billing for subscribers of 3 in Hong Kong, Ireland, and Sweden. Wind Italy has apparently received carrier billing as an option, as well.
Depending on your provider, you may need to manually enable carrier billing as an option on your account page, as some 3 users are reporting.
For countries where credit card penetration remains low because of tight consumer credit, carrier billing is much-desired as a feature on smartphones. It’s also a bit easier than entering a credit or gift card into Play. If you’re on any of the aforementioned four carriers, let us know if carrier billing has been enabled for you.
We have had reports its not working yet here and one of our followers AND new upcoming bloggers @TechMitchell has told us,he tried it and no response as yet.
So keep us up to date if you use the service.
Google plays terms as a reminder .
Accepted payment methods
All purchases for Android apps on Google Play can be made either using a credit/debit card on Google Wallet or, if available, by billing to your mobile carrier.
Buying with a credit/debit card
You can purchase Android apps in U.S. dollars using any credit, debit or gift card with the following logos:
- American Express
If you’re buying an app in a currency other than U.S. dollars, you can make purchases on Google Wallet using any credit, debit or gift card with the following logos:
- Visa Electron
Billing to your mobile carrier
The option to bill to your carrier is available on some Android devices and service plans. To find out whether you can use carrier billing on Google Play, please contact your mobile service provider – they’ll also be able to provide you with details on:
- Provisioning your device for use with carrier billing
- Spending limits for carrier billing purchases on Google Play
Note that some gift cards or prepaid cards (with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover logos) may not be used to purchase digital goods. If you’re having trouble making a purchase on Google Play with a gift/prepaid card, contact the entity that issued the card to ensure that it’s enabled for use to purchase digital goods.
Other payment types
Google Wallet, and thus Google Play, does not accept wire transfers/bank transfers or payments via Western Union/Money Gram, nor does it use any escrow type of payment.
Also, at this time, PayPal is not an available payment option on Google Play for any type of content (apps, in-apps, books, movies or music).