PS3 News: Mobile Billing Option Arrives For PSN - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

Mobile Billing Option Arrives For PSN

It's just another way to pay for great content commonly and easily found across the Sony Entertainment Network.

As revealed over at the PlayStation Blog, Sony has introduced mobile billing for the SEN, which of course includes the PlayStation Store. This means you can purchase content using a mobile phone account in the US, so now you can snag games, expansions, movies and other stuff while on the go.

You can also add funds to your wallet through the PlayStation Store on PS3, or Account Management via the SEN website. While in the Add Funds portion of the menu, you can select "Use Mobile" as the payment option, enter your phone number, and respond with SMS to confirm. The wallet top-up charge will then appear on your next mobile bill, or will be debited against your pre-paid account. Yep, the whole world is goin' mobile.

Just bear in mind that this doesn't mean your mobile phone can access that content. I can almost guarantee that some people will think they can play Killzone: Shadow Fall on their iPhone or something.

Tags: psn, playstation network, psn mobile billing, sony entertainment network

8/29/2013 9:51:56 PM Ben Dutka

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (9 posts)

PlatformGamerNZ
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 10:37:28 PM
Reply

well thats sounds gud for people who like that kinda thing but i won't be affect for a while yet as i don't do that kinda thing really but hope some people are jumping for joy.

happy gaming =)

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Clamedeus
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 10:50:30 PM
Reply

What's cool is when you buy games, and content the PS4 will wake up from hibernation and download the content. And when its done, it will go back to sleep. And this is from smartphones as well. I believe you can also do this from a laptop or other devices. Would be pretty weird if not.

Last edited by Clamedeus on 8/29/2013 10:51:46 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 10:55:55 PM
Reply

That's one way to easily lose track of your expenditures.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 11:28:29 PM
Reply

Thats pretty convenient but thats about it. Unless it instantly started downloading (by also turning on my console) then I have no reason to use my phone when I can accomplish the same thing when I get home.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Clamedeus
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 11:06:22 AM

It does that, so no need to worry. It will wake up the PS4 and download the content you purchased and be done before you make it home, and. It will go back to sleep. ^_^ Sony also confirmed this.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Andivarious
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 12:50:49 AM
Reply

Sounds nifty for those with a smart phone. I guess one of these days I will have to break down and get one, especially since I'm a professional geek and the only person in the whole company that I work for that doesn't have one. I just don't feel the need for one since I'm basically always on a computer anyway.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Undertaker575
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 4:24:32 AM
Reply

so how does this work? does it add onto the bill at the end of the month or does it just take credit out of your pre-paid plan?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

frylock25
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 6:02:52 AM

"The wallet top-up charge will then appear on your next mobile bill, or will be debited against your pre-paid account."

Last edited by frylock25 on 8/30/2013 6:03:15 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Undertaker575
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 4:29:26 AM
Reply

debited against your pre paid account... still don't know what that means... is that for those prepaid plans where u add money and use what you want? or just a general plan per month where u have a specific amount to spend?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Got the Wii U?
Yep, had mine since day one.
Yeah; I just recently picked it up.
No, but I might get one soon...
No, and I don't ever want one.

Previous Poll Results