Sony Entertainment Network And PlayStation Now Accepting Carrier Billing Through T-Mobile

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Concerned about using your credit card with the Sony Entertainment Network or the PlayStation store after the company’s recent bout of hacker attacks? Some good news then as they’ve launched carrier billing through T-Mobile (and AT&T but forget about them). Unfortunately you can’t use carrier billing with the PlayStation Vita but I suppose two out of three services is good enough to start. I’m hopeful this new carrier billing feature will extend to PlayStation 4 when it launches later this year.

There’s something to be said for limiting the amount of access points your credit card has online these days and carrier billing seems like a safe bet. Just make sure you’re the one handling the bill else someone in your household has a big surprise in store when they see the amount due.

“Offering customers the best entertainment content across the PlayStation Store and Sony Entertainment Network is our top priority,” said Eric Lempel, Vice President, Sony Network Entertainment International. “Mobile billing is another secure and convenient way for users to fund their wallet for immediate access to the content they want.”

The full press release follows below:

 

SONY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK LAUNCHES MOBILE BILLING IN THE UNITED STATES

New Wallet Funding Option Makes It Easier to Purchase Games, Movies, Music, and More Through Sony Entertainment Network and PlayStation Store

SAN MATEO, CA, Aug. 29, 2013 – Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., today unveiled a new feature that enables users of participating mobile networks in the United States to top up their account wallet to purchase content from the PlayStation®Store and across Sony Entertainment Network using their mobile phone account.

Working with mobile payments company, Boku, the process makes it easier for users to obtain PlayStation Store and Sony Entertainment Network content, including downloadable games, add-ons, themes, movies and TV shows, as well as subscriptions to the Music Unlimited service. Mobile billing works in conjunction with select mobile network operators in the United States.

From launch, wallet top-ups with mobile billing can be made through the PlayStation®Store on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) or Account Management via the Sony Entertainment Network website. Customers can choose “mobile” as the payment option, enter their mobile phone number, and respond via SMS to confirm the wallet top-up1. The wallet top-up charge will appear on their next mobile phone bill, or is debited against their pre-paid account2.

“Offering customers the best entertainment content across the PlayStation Store and Sony Entertainment Network is our top priority,” said Eric Lempel, Vice President, Sony Network Entertainment International. “Mobile billing is another secure and convenient way for users to fund their wallet for immediate access to the content they want.”

With an unprecedented amount of digital content now available across the network, and new and easier ways to top-up user account wallets, the PlayStation Store and Sony Entertainment Network online store deliver convenient and immediate access to games, movies and TV episodes, music, and more for PS3, PlayStation®Vita, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) and other devices.

 

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  • Mr Tibs

    Sweet

  • JT

    You can also use paypal.

  • Shervin Macklords

    vidics4

  • NinoBr0wn

    Recent bout of hacker attacks? You mean the one from 2011?

    • chris

      Yeah cause that’s the “recent” one lol

  • someone2

    This helps me tremendously as I always had issues with their payment systems and had to go to gamestop to buy a prepaid card. Saves me time