Accepted payment & direct carrier billing methods

All purchases for Android apps on Google Play can be made either using a credit/debit card on Google Wallet or, if available, by billing to your mobile carrier.

Buying with a credit/debit card

You can purchase Android apps in U.S. dollars using any credit, debit or gift card with the following logos:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover

If you’re buying an app in a currency other than U.S. dollars, you can make purchases on Google Wallet using any credit, debit or gift card with the following logos:

  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • MasterCard
  • JCB

Billing to your mobile carrier

The option to bill to your carrier is available on some Android devices and service plans. To find out whether you can use carrier billing on Google Play, please contact your mobile service provider - they’ll also be able to provide you with details on:

  • Provisioning your device for use with carrier billing
  • Spending limits for carrier billing purchases on Google Play

Google Play currently provides the following carrier billing options in the countries listed at this link.

Gift/prepaid cards

Note that some gift cards or prepaid cards (with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover logos) may not be used to purchase digital goods. If you’re having trouble making a purchase on Google Play with a gift/prepaid card, contact the entity that issued the card to ensure that it’s enabled for use to purchase digital goods.

Read more about Google Play gift cards and Google Play balance.

Other payment types

Google Wallet, and thus Google Play, does not accept wire transfers/bank transfers or payments via Western Union/Money Gram, nor does it use any escrow type of payment.

Also, at this time, PayPal is not an available payment option on Google Play for any type of content (apps, in-apps, books, movies or music).

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