Android Market is bringing direct carrier billing to additional carrier networks in South Korea, the United Kingdom and Germany.
In South Korea, Android Market has begun a phased rollout of the service to users on the top two carrier networks, SK Telecom and KT Corporation. When complete, the rollout will reach more than 10 million users, who will be able to charge their Android Market purchases straight to their phone bills.
In Europe, users on two popular regional carriers, Vodafone UK and Vodafone DE, will get carrier billing. Initially, the service will be available only to users who have purchased their devices through Vodafone’s online and retail channels.
The new launches expand the network of carriers already offering direct billing service in the US on the T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint networks, and in Japan on SoftBank, KDDI, and NTT DOCOMO networks.