Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment are teaming up with payments processor Boku to support carrier billing in the United Kingdom. The new feature, which is reportedly compatible with all UK-based carriers, will enable consumers to top up their account wallets by charging the addition directly to cellular accounts. You'll be able to add funds through Sony's account management website and the PlayStation Store on PS3 by choosing "mobile" as the payment option, typing in your phone number and authorizing the transaction by responding to an SMS. You'll be on your way to charging games, themes, Music Unlimited subscriptions, video content and add-ons in no time.
SONY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK LAUNCHES MOBILE OPERATOR BILLING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
New Wallet Funding Option Makes It Easier to Purchase Games, Movies, Music, and More Through Sony Entertainment Network and PlayStation Store
LONDON, UK, 3 July , 2013 – Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment, today unveiled a new feature that enables users in the United Kingdom to top up their account wallet to obtain content from PlayStation®Store and across the Sony Entertainment Network using their mobile phone account.
Working with mobile payments company, Boku, the process makes it easier for users to obtain PlayStation Store and Sony Entertainment Network content, including downloadable games, add-ons, themes, movies and TV shows, as well as subscriptions to the Music Unlimited service. Mobile operator billing works in conjunction with all major UK mobile network operators.
Wallet top-ups with mobile operator billing can be made through the Sony Entertainment Network Account Management website and PlayStation®Store on PlayStation®3 (PS3™). Sony customers choose "mobile" as the payment option, enter their mobile phone number, and respond via SMS to confirm the wallet top-up. The wallet top-up charge will appear on their next mobile phone bill, or are debited against their pre-paid account*.
Gordon Thornton, Vice President, Sony Network Entertainment Europe, said: "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."With an unprecedented amount of content now available, and new and easier ways to top-up the users account wallet, the online store delivers a convenient, visually compelling and easy to use destination to access and discover games, movies and TV episodes and more. With PSN content available through PS3, PS Vita, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation® Mobile, as well as the Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited services, the Sony Entertainment Network has never been more accessible.