Verizon may be the largest mobile carrier in the US, but when it comes to certain things, the network has sorely been lagging behind its competition. Take Android carrier billing, for instance. Among major carriers, T-Mobile got the ball rolling, followed by AT&T in late 2010. Even Sprint got on-board with carrier billing in the spring of last year. Now it looks like it’s finally time for Verizon to start playing catch-up, with a leaked memo claiming that the carrier will start offering its users Google Play carrier billing beginning this week.
According to the leak, carrier billing at Verizon will go live this Thursday, October 18. Once the changes take effect, Verizon users will be able to make their Google Play app and media purchases and have the charges appear on their monthly Verizon bills.
Don’t think you’ll be able to order a Nexus 7 and pay for it through Verizon, though, as it appears that there will be a $25 monthly ceiling on Google Play charges. Even with that restriction in place, this is some long-overdue good news for Android users on Verizon.