You’ll generally be spoilt for choice when it comes to paying for digital goods on the internet, but network billing doesn’t seem to have taken off in the UK in the same way that is has in America. At least Sony is going to give customers the option of adding payments to their monthly phone bills, with the company introducing mobile billing for items on the PlayStation Store.
Sony is apparently working with all the major UK operators to make this happen too, so the next time you want to buy games, add-ons, themes, movies, or TV shows, you simply input your phone number and receive a text message confirmation to add a top-up to the store. The charge will then automatically be added to the next monthly phone statement. Sony is extending mobile billing to other services too, including Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited.
All in all, it seems like a pretty easy way to add some funds to Sony’s various stores if you don’t want to enter your credit card details directly. Sony says that customers will be able to take advantage of mobile billing starting from today.