July 4, 2022
Verizon and AT&T Customers can No Longer Pay for Google Play Purchases through their Phone Bills

Two Major Carriers Remove Google Play Store Purchase Option from Subscribers

Verizon and AT&T will no longer allow mobile subscribers to charge Google Play Store purchases to their wireless phone bills…

Very soon, Verizon and AT&T mobile subscribers won’t be able to throw Google Play Store purchases onto their next wireless phone bills. That privilege will come to an end on February 22nd for Verizon customers, due to what the company calls “security purposes.” (Though, the carrier hasn’t elaborated on what those concerns are, exactly.) Meanwhile, AT&T is also ending the purchase option.

Verizon and AT&T Customers can No Longer Pay for Google Play Purchases through their Phone Bills

Verizon and AT&T customers can no longer use carrier billing to pay for Google Play Store apps, subscriptions, and in-app payments. Interestingly, besides Verizon, Boost Mobile was originally on the list of wireless providers no longer allowing subscribers to use carrier billing. But that has been changed and Boost Mobile customers can once again pay for paid Android apps, subscriptions, and in-app payments using their Boost Mobile account. However, AT&T has been added to the list.

Although, Boost Mobile, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Celluar customers can still purchase items through the Google Play Store. But, Verizon and AT&T customers will have to use alternative payment methods, like a debit card, credit card, or by buying and redeeming a Google Play gift card.

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