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June 17, 2014

O2 UK adds Charge to billing with Google Play Store

O2-Charge to mobile2The ability to pay for apps, books, games,movies, and music from the Google Play Store and have the purchases billed directly to your carrier account, is a good move by O2. They have of course a similar feature with Samsung app store, “Now you can buy apps and pay on your mobile bill or using Pay & Go credit,” O2 wrote on its corporate blog. Called Charge to Mobile, you can now buy apps, movies, games, books and music from the Play Store and have the purchases billed directly to your carrier account. Charge to Mobile opens up a new payment channel for merchants, providing customers with a safe and easy payment method, removing the need for lengthy registrations, card numbers or PINs. Once registered on Google Play, customers can make quick purchases up to the value of £30 in a few seconds. David Plumb, Director at Telefónica Digital UK, said:

“This new service offers our Android customers a different method of payment, which is quick, safe and simple to use. The integration of Charge to Mobile into Google Play – the largest app store in the world – will be an integral step forward in making Charge to Mobile a customer favourite for mobile payment methods in the UK.”

O2 also said:  “Charge to Mobile” is being used by over 100 retail merchants in the UK. The service was already available for Windows Phone users along with Spotify, PlayStation Store and Facebook amongst others, with O2 stating that over 10 million transactions have been carried out across these services on its network so far. Source: O2 Blog

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini