Date: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, 07:17
Category: iPhone, News, retail
This could be helpful if you’re traveling.
Apple on Tuesday launched a new carrier billing options in Taiwan and Switzerland that lets users charge iTunes purchases directly to their monthly cellphone bill.
Like carrier billing systems already available in Germany and Russia Apple’s Taiwan rollout lets customers pay for apps, music, Apple Music subscriptions and more using their phone number.
The same features have also been rolled out in Switzerland and in Taiwan, the alternative payment plan will first be available to monthly contract customers for area telecom Far EasTone.
In the past, Apple has traditionally kept user payments within services such as iTunes, where is might bill a customer’s credit card according to their Apple ID. With carrier billing, users still need an Apple ID to access the App Store, iTunes, Apple Music and other services, but are able to charge fees to their monthly wireless bill.
Apple iPhone and iPad users can activate carrier billing via the Apple ID account settings menu. After confirming their phone number and completing an initial setup process, users are able to make purchases with one-click checkouts through Apple’s various digital storefronts.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.