Apple Expands Mobile Phone Billing in Europe: EE in UK, Orange in France and Spain, and Telekom in Germany

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    Apple has expanded mobile phone billing to additional European countries and carriers, according to an updated support document on its website.

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    As of this week, the feature is now supported by EE in the United Kingdom, Orange in France and Spain, and Telekom or T-Mobile, which are owned by the same company, in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, and Slovakia.

    The payment method enables customers to pay for iTunes Store content, App Store apps, iBooks, and Apple Music subscriptions without needing a debit or credit 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.

    The payment method was already offered by select carriers in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

    Apple's support document explains how to set up mobile phone billing in the iTunes Store on both iPhone and iPad or Mac and PC.

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  2. Avieshek Suspended

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    India is where Mobile Phone Billing should be next. From AppStore to a monthly billing possibility for Apple Music through Jio, Airtel..
     
  3. Sebski macrumors member

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    "The payment method enables customers to pay for iTunes Store content, App Store apps, iBooks, and Apple Music subscriptions without needing a debit or credit card, or even a bank account." - that's little misleading. You still need a debit card and/or bank account to get a mobile phone contract.
     
  4. JonGarrett macrumors newbie

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    In your country perhaps but not here in the US. Credit check and photo ID is all you need.
     
  5. RedKite macrumors regular

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    I am currently with EE due to Watch 3 support but I doubt I’ll use this feature. I guess it’s cool an all and I’m sure there is a point to it for some users. When I first read the title I imagined the network fee could be taken via Apple using Apple Pay..... bypassing the contract signing side of things. Much like how you’d sign up for Apple Music or Amazon Prime directly on your device.
     

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