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Google has just confirmed on the official Play Store Twitter account that carrier billing for Verizon customers will be making its way to handsets in the coming weeks.

Verizon joins Sprint, AT&T (on some devices only), and T-Mobile, all of which have carrier billing, rounding out the US's big four. You can see the complete list of compatible carriers here (Verizon does not yet appear there).

Carrier billing allows you to purchase not only apps and games, but books, movies, and music from the Play Store. It's definitely a little more convenient than keeping a credit card on file, so the demand for the option is understandable. As we said, this will be rolling out over the coming weeks, so don't worry if the option doesn't appear for you right away.

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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Finally all of the big 4 carriers are on board. I'm surprised Verizon caved in after all, but I guess the knucklehead who was resisting it finally gave up or quit.

    • http://twitter.com/psych2L Joseph Lee

      It was me, they charlie horsed it out of me argh!

  • Dmitry Lekhtuz

    Isn't carrier going to charge sales tax? I know it's not much, 5-10 cents on a dollar depending on where you live. But I don't remember paying sales tax while purchasing directly from Playstore.

  • Razormike

    Yes finally!
    Wait no, I live in the UK and still need a credit card!!!

  • joelbon

    This should be great for parents when they get their bill and the kids have gone crazy on getting new apps. Not too sure I am a fan of this.

  • al mcdowall

    Please please please Google, bring this to China (I know they won't, but I can still ask!)

  • http://fireman.coclydesign.com/ Alexis C.

    Now if we can only get Verizon on board with google wallet

  • JG

    Does this apply to one's entire Google account, or just devices on one's Verizon account? If I install an app onto my N7, will the 99 cents show on my Verizon bill, even though it doesn't run on their service??

  • Geoff Johnson

    I just don't see the point in this, why would I want my cell phone bill to be higher? I can se deferring payments on large items, but on $0.99 apps? I also hope there is a way to restrict this for those who have kids on their plans.

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