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Google confirms Verizon customers will get carrier billing for Google Play

Add it to my tab, please: Verizon customers can soon add app and media content purchases from Google Play to their monthly phone bill, Google confirmed Thursday. Google previously struck similar partnerships with other U.S. carriers.

Verizon Wireless is set to become the next wireless provider to offer carrier billing for Google Play purchases, according to unconfirmed reports. An internal Verizon screenshot obtained byDroid Life shows that the feature will be enabled later this week, specifically on October 18.

It it follows through, Verizon would be the last major U.S. carrier to adopt the billing strategy for apps, games, and other content. With that in mind, it appears that Big Red is going to employ a somewhat different tactic from the other players.

As evidenced in the photo, Verizon will put a $25 cap on Google Play charges as a way of keeping monthly cellular bills in order; the spending limit will ensure mom and dad are not surprised by a slew of HD game purchases.

Given there are only a few days separating the expected launch date, we might look for Verizon to soon issue some form of announcement. A press release seems plausible, however I’d look for a post on the company blog.

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