Google has announced that it has started roll-out of Android Market carrier billing on KT and SK Telecom in South Korea. It will allow over 10 million Android users in the country to directly bill their Market purchases to monthly cell phone bill from the telecom operator, rather than their credit cards.
First started in US, the service has already reached in UK, Germany, and Japan. According to Google, “Direct Carrier Billing is a key payment option for users worldwide, especially in regions where credit cards are less common. We will continue to partner with more operators to offer this payment option to their Android users. Watch for more announcements in the weeks ahead”.
With more countries getting direct carrier billing option, we expect to see a rise in paid app purchases from the Market. It will also help app developers and more devs will be interested in writing apps for the platform.