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Google Play Adds Carrier Billing Support of Movies, Music, and Apps for Multiple Carriers – No Verizon Love Yet

Google has launched additional carrier billing support on the Play Store for three out of the four major wireless carriers in America, excluding Verizon. Not that Google didn’t offer, but we have a feeling Verizon decided to decline the service for reasons unbeknownst. Previously, AT&T and T-Mobile customers could charge applications to their monthly bill, but now users can checkout movies, books, and even music straight on to their wireless bill. So, what’s up Verizon? When can Big Red subscribers get in on the action? Oh that’s right, you have your own App store that handles that.

Via: Google Play

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1453648419 Kerry Chapman

    Allowing a customer to bill to account will lead to more issues with customers calling to request credit with the whining and complaining that the app/song/video/game didnt work for them..allowing a consumer bill to account is setting a cell phone company up for call drivers that will lead to consumers abusing the system….so…DEAR GOOGLE and VERIZON – keep it the way it is…it works….its not hard to keep your cc/debit on file with google…pressing [buy] and [agree] is simple enough.

  • socalrailroader

    No U.S. Cellular love yet either.  I’m on AT&T myself, but we have a lot of people here in Mendocino County in NorCal with USCC that would love this option.

  • Jdog

    I love that there is no why to bill apps to your account. I work for verizon and millions of people would be calling in for credits when their kids download tons of apps. Keep it this way please

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1453648419 Kerry Chapman

      i agree….completely

  • Dliuzzo110

    “Unbeknownst” good word

  • Gmason

    There are people that get paid lots of money to make these decisions. Verizon is out of touch with what the consumers want. Eventually it catches up to you look at whats happening to Best Buy.

  • V.A. N.

    This is no big deal. I would prefer having my Google Play charges be charged to my credit card, so in case of fraud I could deal with credit card company instead.

    • Mwara244

      Agreed, I don’t need these charges on my verizon bill, and family plans probably don’t want their children buy tons of stuff from google play and accidentally running up the cell phone bill, we’ve all heard those stories. Would rather use my credit card. If ou have G Wallet on your phone, can you use that for the Play store?

  • iNfAMOUS70702

    this is no suprise to me..big red is starting to become more and more hated…i left verizon for at&t and couldnt be happier

    • GNEX(MOTOX)

      ugh ew. Big red still bests att so just no. just no. and now u have tiered data, so that just sucks.. would go to sprint if i left but this isn’t making me leave. 

  • DJyoSNOW

    Can I find my purchased apps in the play store…a section just for all my purchased apps.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XBKPWPYFJFKPRFB77EPVEIZVZ4 m

    Rule the Air, not Google Play billing support.

  • BloMeSanjay

    Dear Verizon,

    I will never, ever buy any apps/music/books/etc. from you directly, so stop forcing your crappy apps on me and start playing nice with Google.

  • bakdroid

    Verizon wants to add a charge to do this.  This is against Google’s policy.  So until Verizon gets their heads out of their asses on this and other things…we are all screwed.

  • http://twitter.com/Justinwrites Justin True Anderson

    Shock.  Verizon is like vodoo punany.  You can’t effing stand to deal with it, but nothing else gets the job done.  I swear, if any other carrier ever reaches my town…

  • BrianWenger

    “Verizon” and “love” don’t belong in the same sentence together.

    • Bob Martin

      yes it does. If the word “no” is before it

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    • Bunklung

      Google is trying to get Verizon to “love” Google Wallet. At least that’s what I would do if I was Google.

  • akazerotime

    Google is trying like to heck to get out of bed with VZW like it’s 4am and they finally sobered up enough to drive home.

  • r0lct

    Now if Google let them call it DROID billing and be pre-installed it as an app to buy apps, they may have a shot

  • garbagedick

    If at&t’s LTE is fleshed out when the next nexus comes out I might have to jump ship. I want unlimited data, but looking at past bills i rarely go over 1gb a month.