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TELUS Now Accepting Google Play Payments Via Carrier Billing In Canada

June 17, 2014 - Written By Cory McNutt

Google wants your money, lots of it, so they are making it as easy as possible for us to give it to them and they just opened up another possibility on TELUS in Canada.  Now when you go to checkout your Google Play Store purchase, you can now use the normal payment method by setting up a credit card to be used for store purchases.  You can also pay via PayPal, which was just recently allowed, or the newest way – bill it to your carrier and pay for your purchase(s) when you receive your monthly bill from TELUS.  The choice is yours and Google is happy to take your money anyway you should decide to make a payment.

Although this has been confirmed with a TELUS customer being given the option on their latest purchase – selected that method, and it was processed without any problems (see Reddit link below) – TELUS itself, has made no formal announcement at their site, however, if TELUS makes the an official announcement, we will be sure to let you know. This really helps out people that do not have a credit card which are less frequently owned in Europe and Canada, or if you just would prefer not to have Google store your credit information.

There are several ways you can make payments for Google Play purchases: The credit or debit cards you can use are Mastercard, Visa, American Express (US Only), Discover (US Only), JCB (Japan and US Only), and Visa Electron (Outside the US Only). And don’t forget you can always use a Prepaid Card or Gift Card as well.  The Direct Carrier Billing is available on Rogers/Fido, Bell Canada, and TELUS.  PayPal cannot be used to purchase devices or accessories, but you can purchase Apps or digital content. Please hit us up on our Google+ Page and let us know how you prefer to pay for your Google Play Store purchases – do you just go the traditional route and allow Google to keep a credit card on file, or do you prefer using PayPal or will you use the new Bill to Carrier option…as always, we would love to hear from you.