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Australian telco, Telstra, offer Android users the ability to charge Google Play content to their phone bills

Telstra telco lets you purchase Google Play content and charge it to your phone bill
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Dec 4, 2012 5:38 am

Australia's leading telco, Telstra, have just announced that they have a new way that customers can purchase Google Play store content on their Android-based devices, including apps, games, movies, magazines and books.




Starting today, Telstra customers can now purchase Google Play content and charge it to their mobile phone bills at a value of up to $20 per transaction, with a monthly limit of $100. This $100 monthly limit can be changed, so you're not locked in - it just requires a quick phone call to Telstra. The new way of purchasing content is also available to pre-paid customers, too - they just need the credit on their accounts.


Telstra have teamed up with Google for the launch of this new service, where they've offered a heap of games and apps at half price! This promotion runs until December 25 and includes:

  • HD Widgets
  • SoundHound ∞
  • Smart Tools
  • Ocean HD
  • World of Goo
  • Star Chart
  • SwiftKey 3 Keyboard : Phone, Tablet
  • Paper Camera
  • Endomondo Sports Tracker Pro
  • Mini Motor Racing
  • Sketchbook Mobile


To enable the purchase using your Telstra Mobile bill, Customers simply:

  • Choose the app, book, magazine, movie or game they'd like to purchase.
  • Click 'Accept and Buy'.
  • Select 'Bill my Telstra account'.
  • Click 'Accept and Buy'.


I've been waiting for something like this for oh-so-long, and it just so happens I'm both an Australian resident, and a Telstra customer - so yay.


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