There’s no doubt a vast majority of smartphone users are on the Android operating system. And the huge number of apps on the Google Play Store, 1.3 million and growing to be exact, is a testament to the incredible market developers have on this highly successful platform.
One major concern, though, is that not everyone has a credit/debit card which is one major mode of payment when you wish to purchase a paid app on the Google Play Store. In fact, according to the CIA Fact Book in 2013, only 4% of Pinoys own credit cards. Wow. So, people end up settling for free apps not realizing how awesome a lot of those premium paid apps are.
Apart from my super favorite GCash, Globe Telecom has come up with an ingenious mode of payment paving the way for Android users to be able to enjoy premium apps by purchasing them with absolute ease.
Google Play Store via Globe direct carrier billing
Progressively rolling out starting August 20, Globe Postpaid, Prepaid and TM customers may now be able to purchase any app or in-app item on the Google Play Store and charge the cost directly to their load or Postpaid bill! No credit card needed!
Yes! You can now purchase apps on the Google Play Store via Globe direct carrier billing. Believe it!
How to buy apps on Google Play Store via Globe
It very easy to purchase apps on the Google Play Store via Globe direct carrier billing. First time users simply need to pick the app they wish to purchase in Google Play Store, accept the app permissions and on the payment options menu, select “Enable Globe Telecom Billing”. Once you’ve agreed to the Terms of Service, you just have to register your phone number, name and address. After those simple steps, your payment will be processed successfully.
For succeeding purchases, you will only need to enter your Google ID and password to continue processing the payment. Yay!
Now that you can easily purchase apps on the Google Play Store via Globe’s amazing payment method, anyone can experience all the new and wonderful apps and in-app features the app world has to offer!
Excited already? You should be! Grab your Android smartphones now and grab the paid apps you only once dreamed of getting.
h-APP-y shopping on the Google Play Store via Globe, everyone!
A mobile data connection or WiFi is needed to complete purchases. Upon successful purchase, an email notification from Google will be sent to your registered email.
Purchases made via Globe load or postpaid bill are charged in Philippine peso and are subject to 12% additional VAT over and above the display price on the Google Play App Store.