Verizon (s VZ) customers can soon pay for their Android apps as well as any media content purchased on Google (s GOOG) Play with their phone bill: Google confirmed rumors that it was rolling out carrier billing in partnership with Verizon Thursday. On Google+, the company wrote:
“Listen up Verizon Wireless customers: Pay for Google Play apps, books, movies, music, magazines and more right on your Verizon phone bill. Look for “Bill my Verizon Wireless account” as a payment option when shopping in the Google Play Store on your phone or tablet.
Rumors about a carrier billing partnership between Google and Verizon first surfaced earlier this week when Droid Life published an internal Verizon screenshot that hinted at a launch this Thursday. It now looks like most Verizon customers won’t be able to make use of the billing option that quickly. The feature will be rolled out over the next few weeks, according to the Google+ announcement post.
Google has been ofering carrier billing for Sprint (s S) and T-Mobile for some time.
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