The PlayStation store is seeing improvements all the time, despite it still being relatively slow and difficult to see new updates. The functionality is constantly being worked on however, and the latest feature to hit the store is the ability to use your mobile phone to pay for content you download from the store.
The feature allows you to pay for your top-up of funds through your mobile, and once you enter your mobile number you are offered the option to pay for the purchase as part of your next telephone bill, or it is deducted from any credit you have if you use a pre-paid phone. In essence as well as being a new way to pay for your PSN purchases, it also offers a limited credit option, useful if your phone bill isn’t due for a few weeks and you just HAVE to have that latest PSN release, despite your bank balance looking a bit sorry for itself! Just don’t go racking up that bill and regretting it…
“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,” Gordon Thornton, vice president of Sony Network Entertainment Europe, said.
As PSN gears up for the release of the PS4 and all the new social features it allows, including a second screen app for phones and tablets, this kind of new functionality is always welcome. What do you guys think? Is it a service you will be taking advantage of? Right now this is only confirmed as being good to go for Europe, we will confirm whether or not the same scheme is being rolled out across the pond.