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Pay for apps, games via cellphone bills

Major telcos here offer carrier billing for Android, Windows Phone users

Published on Apr 25, 2014 8:16 AM
 
Customers will be able to pay for apps, e-books and games through their monthly phone bills, with major telcos announcing plans for such a scheme. M1, for example, said it will allow taxi drivers to use their monthly bills to make payments for using an app called GrabTaxi (above) - which can help them find passengers. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

Customers will be able to pay for apps, e-books and games through their monthly phone bills, with major telcos announcing plans for such a scheme.

On Tuesday, StarHub announced that its post-paid customers will be able to pay for purchases made in the Google Play store for Android devices and the Windows Phone Store this way - though they can still choose to use their credit card if they prefer.

The move came after SingTel last month allowed app purchases for Microsoft's Windows Phone to be charged to customers' bills. Last August, it allowed the billing option for purchases from the Google Play store.

M1 said it will offer carrier billing for the Google Play and Windows Phone stores to its post-paid customers next month.

 
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