Australia’s Optus announced that beginning 5th May 2014, Android users with a post-paid Optus account will be able to sign up for the direct carrier billing service on Google Play via a one-time registration and validation process.
Optus users will now be able to purchase stuff from the Google Play Store and have the charges added automatically to their monthly phone bill. This service was previously only available for Telstra users, and basically translates into customers no longer having to buy Google Play cards or share their credit card information with Google before buying anything.
How does it work?
- Optus userss can sign up for direct billing by visiting Google Play on their smartphone or tablet and completing the validation process.
- The service is compatible with most Google Play content including music, games, TV shows, digital magazines, in-app purchases and ebooks.
- Maximum amount of charges are $200 per month and $49.99 per transaction.
- Customers can set up a monthly spending limit and add a pin for additional security.
- They can also cancel transactions and receive a full refund up to 15 minutes after making any purchase.
- All Google Play charges will be clearly listed on the customer’s Optus bill under Content Services.