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Google has updated the Play Support accepted payment methods page with a few new carrier billing options, including billing for subscribers of 3 in Hong Kong, Ireland, and Sweden. Wind Italy has apparently received carrier billing as an option, as well.


Oddly, Telenor of Sweden has been removed from the list as well, though we've not been able to confirm that the feature has actually been disabled. Depending on your provider, you may need to manually enable carrier billing as an option on your account page, as some 3 users are reporting.

For countries where credit card penetration remains low because of tight consumer credit, carrier billing is much-desired as a feature on smartphones. It's also a bit easier than entering a credit or gift card into Play. If you're on any of the aforementioned four carriers, let us know if carrier billing has been enabled for you.

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  • Danny Holyoake

    And yet, not enabled in the UK...

    Three, what the hell are you doing?

    • Dear Boyf

      Must be busy working on the "prism" thing, I guess.

    • Jason Bailey

      Exactly what I was thinking, should be available here in the UK... Not that I'll use it personally but I'm sure there are lots of people who haven't set up CCard details on the play store.

  • Justin Ellenbecker

    I have never been able to get it work on Verizon. Not that I really care it is rare that I would need a movie to go on my cellphone bill.

  • Scha

    and whats with austria (the small country without kangaroos)?
    We want play 3 carrier billing too :*

  • DoubleP90

    I confirm that carrier billing with Wind Italy is available, i didn't try it though, but it's listed

  • Lena Sh

    I still have Telenor (Sweden) in payment methods list, but not sure if it still works.

  • Primalxconvoy

    Docomo billing works. Btw, their standard code is "0000" and I think softbank's is "9999" in case you ever have to imput it.

  • Ciarán Kenny

    Three in Ireland is working fine!

  • Jonathan

    How you activate it in 3 Ireland prepaid?

    • Ciarán Kenny

      Try to buy something on the phone, and make sure you are on mobile data and not wifi. Once you get to the below stage, click the price in the top right, the click payment options.