Set up & pay using direct carrier billing

With select mobile providers, you can pay for apps and digital content on Google Play by billing purchases to your mobile account.

Paid app purchases are billed to your mobile account after 15 minutes.
Set up direct carrier billing

If you haven't set up a Google Wallet account, you’ll need to create one before making a purchase.

  1. Open the Google Play Store Google Play Store app.
  2. Select an app or digital content item.
  3. Touch the price.
    • If you're purchasing an app, review and Accept permissions to continue.
  4. Next to the price, touch the Down Down arrow.
  5. Touch Payment options.
  6. Touch Carrier billing Enable carrier billing.
  7. Review and Save your account information.
Pay with direct carrier billing
  1. Open the Google Play Store Google Play Store app.
  2. Select an app or digital content item.
  3. Touch the price.
    • If you're purchasing an app, review and Accept permissions to continue.
  4. Next to the price, touch the Down Down arrow.
  5. Touch Payment options.
  6. Select Bill my carrier account.
  7. Complete your purchase.

Troubleshooting

If you don’t see a carrier billing option under Payment options, here are some troubleshooting tips:

  • Make sure you’re connected to your carrier’s mobile data network (3G/4G), not Wi-Fi.
  • Direct carrier billing is only available on mobile devices using the Google Play Store Google Play Store app, not computers.
  • Your account with your carrier must be in good standing.
  • Check with your carrier to make sure:
    • You haven’t exceeded your carrier’s monthly spending limit.
    • Your device and service plan allow premium content purchases.
    • Your device can use direct carrier billing.

Cancelled purchases

Purchases that aren’t successfully authorized with your carrier are immediately cancelled. For help with unsuccessful direct carrier billing purchases, contact your mobile service provider.