3 December
3 December 2013, Comments: 0

O2 launches “charge to mobile” for Google Play

O2 Media, the mobile media arm of O2 Ireland, today announced that “charge to mobile” is now available to O2 customers using Google Play on Android devices. O2 customers can purchase Apps, games, e-books and music from Google Play and charge it to their O2 mobile phone. For contract customers the amount charged will appear on their monthly bill, while prepay customers will see it taken from their phone credit. Previously O2 customers only had the option of buying Google Play content using a credit card.

On Google Play customers can choose from over a million apps and games, browse the world’s largest eBookstore and discover millions of songs. Globally there have been over 50 billion downloads from Google Play.

Fintan Lonergan, Managing Director of O2 Media said: “Mobile devices and smartphones in particular are now at the centre of our daily lives. People are increasingly accessing the internet and shopping online via their smartphones. By turning on “Charge to Mobile” with Google Play it’s now much easier for O2 customers to access and pay for the content they want. They can make purchases without the need for a credit card thereby also avoiding additional charges or handling fees”.

To date O2 Media has enabled “Charge to Mobile” with over 100 merchants including Donedeal.ie, Easytrip Tolls, Xbox credits, Facebook, EA Games, Blackberry App World, etc. Over 200,000 O2 customers use Charge to Mobile to buy goods and services.

How to enable O2 billing on Google Play:

  • Open Google Play on your Android handset & select the paid content you want to purchase.
  • Tap the PRICE to buy it and accept the App Permissions.
  • Select “enable O2 billing”. If you’ve previously registered a credit card with Google Play, tap the Green down arrow beside the price.
  • Enter the required information (only needed once at registration) and accept the T&Cs.
  • Enter & Confirm your Google Password and your content will download.


About O2 Media

O2 Media was set up in 2011 to help brands connect with consumers through what is the fastest growing digital marketing channel worldwide. Services include real-time location-based advertising, video messaging, app discovery, mobile CRM messaging for businesses, search engine marketing for small businesses & mCommerce solutions.