T-Mobile customers buying apps from the Android Market have only been able to use credit cards for their purchases ... until now.

An update is being silently rolled out to T-Mo customers that will allow app purchases to be added to their T-Mobile bill. The update is being staggered, and should be complete by Dec. 30. And as per the usual, any app deleted within 24 hours will not be charged to your credit card or T-Mobile account.

That's a good option that T-Mobile customers should have had by now. But better late than never.

[T-Mobile via Android and Me]

There are 12 comments

CJ says:

I can see this going bad real quickly; people buying loads of apps and then getting a huge bill.

Mark S says:

Yeah, and then paying their bill with a credit card. :-)

Anonymous says:

no problem, credit cards are only up to 30% APR now, might as well rack em up.

Dylan says:

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Luca says:

Making it easier to purchase applications is a great idea. Many people are not familiar with Google Checkout, or they do not feel comfortable paying with their credit cards at all.

To keep the bill under control, some new features could be implemented. For example, the total for the apps purchased that month could be shown before each payment. Also, a monthly-maximum setting could be added, so additional purchases are denied (or at least the user gets a warning). The maximum would be particularly useful to control how many games your kids are buying.


Anonymous says:

That makes life to easy, this is the time to start saving money not wasting money on apps.

jaap says:

thats nice! since its really hard to get a creditcard in the netherlands becouse u need to earn ALOOT money to get one.. so cant wait! i want a gameboy emulator with saving options.. but there arent any freeones that can save lol.. keep up te good work tmobile! and hurry with this update :)

Anonymous says:

It's about time they were available for normal purchase. I need to book some hypnotherapy buckinghamshire and let hope they accept more than just credit cards.

Anonymous says:

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Anonymous says:

Well, I have select payment option, but it only allows credit card option. I only want 2 apps that you have to pay for at the moment but I don't have a card so it kind of is hard to buy those apps at the moment. Paypal as option would be nice though since I can control that with my bank account anyway. Oh well in the mean time I guess this saves me the 5 dollars I would have spent.

meals to go says:

If i have t-mobile, can i just buy an unlocked iphone and place my simcard into it and would it work?
i was thinking of buying an unlocked iphone off of craigslist but i have t-mobile and im not sure if it is compatible with the iphone.