Apple Expands Carrier Billing to Belgium and Norway

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    Apple has enabled carrier billing in Belgium and Norway, expanding upon the feature's existing availability in Germany, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The feature is limited to select carriers in each country -- share if yours is supported in the comments.

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    The payment method enables customers to pay for iTunes content, App Store apps, iBooks, and Apple Music subscriptions without needing a credit or debit card, or even a bank account. Instead, purchases are added to a customer's mobile phone bill and paid off at the end of the month.

    Apple has a support document explaining how to set up carrier billing on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and Mac or PC.

    Article Link: Apple Expands Carrier Billing to Belgium and Norway
     
  2. ck2875, Nov 29, 2016
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    Serious Question... Do you not need a credit/debit card or a bank account to have a phone bill? I can't imagine mobile carriers are allowing you to mail them paper money. Or is this just people not trusting Apple with the info and wanting to consolidate bills?
     
  3. konqerror macrumors 6502a

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    You can take your post-paid bill to a convenience store and pay cash. Or you buy recharge cards for prepaid. Or you go buy a money order/postal order with cash and mail that in.
     
  4. larspetterh, Nov 29, 2016
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    Telenor in Norway supports carrier billing. I was able to change from credit card billing and verified my phone number.
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    In Norway the most usual way of paying bills is through internet banking by "sending" money electronically from one bank account to another.

    Edit: You do not need to have a debit card connected to the account to do this.
     
  5. avanpelt macrumors 68030

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    If this is ever enabled in the U.S., there's no way I'll do it. Some of the major U.S. carriers have a history of overcharging customers for services they didn't sign up for and burying those overcharges deep in the line items on bills. That happened to my wife several years ago and when we caught it, AT&T ended up refunding us close to $100, as I recall.
     
  6. beestigbeestje macrumors regular

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    Works for me! Mobile Vikings user in Belgium.
     

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    On a prepaid sim? Or do you have the new monthly billing?
     
  8. Creepitor, Nov 29, 2016
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  9. igorsysoev macrumors newbie

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    There are several ways to top up a mobile account without card or bank account at least in Russia:
    • in many self-service terminals like QIWI by cash (probably most popular way),
    • in mobile store by cash,
    • by local electronic payment service Yandex.Money, WebMoney, etc (they are similar to PayPal),
    • by sending money from another mobile account,
    • by prepaid cards (popular 15 years ago, I believe they are not used now).
    And finally you can transfer money to a mobile account using online or mobile banking but card or bank account details are concealed from mobile operator.
     
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  11. DimitriMissinne macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here! And I'm using Proximus. I'll see if I can contact them!
     
  12. beestigbeestje macrumors regular

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    Didn't really test it. I just saw the option and posted the screenshot. I have the same problem. Will check if linking MV to my VISA (Easy Payment) fixes that.
     
  13. Creepitor, Nov 30, 2016
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  14. segers909 macrumors regular

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    Just wanted to note that, if you can't find anything better to do with the money on your sim, you can recover 50% using thoorn.nl.
     

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