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This article was published on August 29, 2013

Sony brings carrier billing to the PS3 in the US with Boku partnership

Sony brings carrier billing to the PS3 in the US with Boku partnership
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Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him a Josh Ong is the US Editor at The Next Web. He previously worked as TNW's China Editor and LA Reporter. Follow him on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

Sony has just added a carrier billing option for PlayStation Store purchases on its PS3 console through a partnership with Boku.

PS3 owners will now be able to add money to their Sony Entertainment Network accounts for purchasing games, add-ons, themes, movies, TV shows, and Sony Music Unlimited subscriptions. Sony and Boku added support for mobile top-ups for the PlayStation in the UK in July.

To utilize carrier billing, US customers select the “mobile” payment option on either the PS3’s PlayStation Store or the Sony Entertainment Network website. After inputting their mobile number, customers will receive a text message requesting confirmation for the charge.