Customers on Verizon can finally purchase Play Store content using their wireless accounts as Google and Verizon have activated carrier billing support. This is a feature that other carriers have had for quite some time, and whatever reason Verizon had for waiting this long to offer the option no longer matters — it’s here, and should be here to stay.
Carrier billing is a great option for those who want to defer payments for apps, music, books, and more until they pay their Verizon bill each month. It’s an easy and convenient way to lump all your wireless-related purchases into one bill, though it won’t come without a bit of hesitation for those of you on family plans.
If you’re the account holder or the one who pays all the bills you’ll want to make sure to setup a PIN on the other phones on your account. Otherwise, little Jimmy could go on a game buying spree and drive your Verizon bill up to something you’d never imagined could happen. This is easily done in the settings menu of the Play Store if you fear the worst.
And if you just flat-out don’t want to take the risk Verizon allows you to turn carrier billing off altogether on its site using your My Verizon account. You can’t be too mad at having more options to purchase content in the Google Play Store so we’re thankful for this feature finally making its arrival. It might not show up in your Play Store right away so keep that in mind before you diagnose yourself with the case of the crazies for not being able to find it.