10
Dec
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One of the biggest problems with the Play Store is that, compared to certain other platforms, its international support for both products and payment systems is comparatively meager. This is, of course, one of the main reasons that earning revenue on Android seems harder for developers. Starting today, though, if you live in Australia and use Telstra, you have one more way to pay: carrier billing.

The rollout comes with special thanks to mobile payment platform Bango. This UK-based company specializes in connecting your wallet to the companies you want to give money to. This is particularly noteworthy since Bango is an international platform. This may mean that Google will be able to accelerate plans to support carrier billing. As of right now, the list of supported countries is relatively paltry:

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Still, this is good news for Australians. At least on Telstra. Hopefully we'll see more markets coming soon. As for our international readers, what do you guys think? Which countries and carriers need this the most?

Source: Bango

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Kamil Zabiegała

    POLAND!

  • Kamil Zabiegała

    Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland Poland :D

  • coversnails

    Which countries and carriers need this the most?

    Simple answer, all of them and all of the carriers. The easier it becomes and the more methods possible to purchase content from the Play Store the better.

  • Al McDowall

    PLEASE bring this to China!!!!

  • Sootie

    Wasnt this released like a week ago, I had the bill to telstra button on my play store after the last lot of play store updates. Admittedly I didnt actually try it because I'm on a business plan and I'm not sure my business is super keen on my buying apps with my telstra bill

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