Phone billing option added to PlayStation Network

A new feature has been added to the PlayStation Network that allows you to pay for content on the PlayStation Store using your mobile phone. When funds need to be added to your wallet, a prompt will appear asking to enter your phone number.

The option is now present on using the Store on PlayStation 3 or on the Sony Entertainment Network web store. Once you’ve entered your number, a text message will be sent to your phone asking for confirmation by responding with the letter “Y”.

The charge from the PlayStation Store will show up on your next mobile phone bill or will be debited against your pre-paid account.

Gordon Thornton, vice president of Sony Network Entertainment Europe (SNEE), commented on the reasoning behind adding this feature:

"We are always looking at new ways to give our customers more choice in terms of content, accessibility and payment methods, and are pleased to be able to offer the option of mobile operator billing, which are becoming more and more popular."

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