The default way to order content from the Play Store is to add a credit card to Google Wallet, but if you've grown accustomed to having purchases show up on your bill like the good ol' days when phones were phones, there's the option to enable carrier billing. The choice isn't universal, and while it's available to customers on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon here in the US, it still has to trickle out to other carriers around the world. The latest addition is Orange in France, joining the likes of competitors SFR and Bouygues in the country. All three accept payment in Euros.

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This is a step in the right direction, but there is still quite a ways to go before most Europeans can take advantage of the functionality, and support is even poorer elsewhere. Nevertheless, progress is progress.

Source: Google Play support

Thanks, Thomas Delattre

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Touitter

    I'm french and an Orange client ! This is a very good news !!!

    • Guillaume

      rien chez sosh ? :o

      • Touitter

        Si, je suis chez Sosh (je disais Orange parce que c'est pas sûr que les étrangers connaissent sosh...) et c'est activé chez moi, c'est compatible avec le réseau Orange en fait. ;)

        • Guillaume

          étonnant, je ne vois rien, seulement ma carte bleue est affiché, ça fonctionne en 3G et en Wifi tout le temps ? il faut être co en 3G la première fois que tu le fais ?

          • Touitter

            Oui, je crois. ;)

          • RockAndRock

            Pourquoi parlez vous en français sur un site américain ?
            Why are you speaking french here ?

          • Touitter

            I spoke english in my first post but when I saw another french answered me, we talked french ;)

            J'ai parlé anglais dans mon premier post mais quand j'ai vu qu'un autre français m'avait répondu, on a parlé français ;)

  • AtomicGadget

    Les Simpson! Oui oui, Omelette du fromage! Code postal!

    God damn, i'm classy.

  • not_that_high

    I'm Orange cllient but not in France, hope to see this feature soon.

  • David Boyer

    And for ... Free Mobile ?

  • Sidney Gladstone

    9.99 for The Simpsons movie ^^