Carrier billing has arrived on the scene in North America via telecommunications company, Sprint. Sprint customers will now be able to pay for content in the Windows Store bought on their PCs (such as apps, movies, and music) and charge the expenses directly to their Sprint account instead of through a credit card which is usually done. Customers can, of course, continue to make purchases with their credit cards if they wish.
This is simply another option provided for those that either don’t have a credit card or wish to reduce the number of bills they receive each month. It’s unclear exactly how many users would find this billing method more convenient, especially with most people already having a credit card on file for previous app purchases as well as Xbox content, which is connected to the same Microsoft Store account used for PC apps.
Microsoft’s Terry Myerson first announced carrier billing across Windows 10 devices during Build 2015 back in April of this year. There have been no further details released on other carriers rolling it out but it’s probably safe to assume this is something Microsoft would like to see broadly implemented.
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