You can now charge PS3 and Vita games to your cell phone bill

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PSN logoSony has expanded its partnership with Boku by adding mobile billing support for the PlayStation Store in the United States. So what does this all mean? Basically, it means you can add funds to your PlayStation Network wallet by using mobile as a payment option. Boku is a company that partners with mobile operators around the world to allow customers to charge purchases to their cell phone bills instead of using credit cards. 

Boku isn’t a company you have to make an account with. Chances are they already work with your mobile phone provider. In the United States, Boku works with AT&T, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Virgin. If you want to use carrier billing, you have to input your mobile phone number when you want to add funds to your wallet from the PS3, or you can choose the “use mobile” option from the Sony Entertainment Network website. You’ll then receive a text message that requires you to reply in order to authorize the charge.

This isn’t Boku’s first partnership with a gaming company. It already supports games by Perfect World Entertainment, Gameloft, Nexon, EA and Playdom.

Source [PlayStation Blog]

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