Starting today, PlayStation gamers in the UK will be able to add funds to their PlayStation Network wallet balances by charging top-ups to their mobile phone bills. Whether via contract phones or Pay As You Go, Sony customers should choose “mobile” as the payment option, enter their mobile phone number, and respond via SMS to confirm the wallet top-up. The funds are then added to the PSN account.
Mobile payments company Boku is providing the service, which works with all major UK mobile network operators, although Sony does mention that 'terms and conditions apply which include those of Sony entities, third party service providers, and mobile phone companies'.
Gordon Thornton, Vice President, Sony Network Entertainment Europe, said: “We are always looking at new ways to give our customers more choice in terms of content, accessibility and payment methods, and are pleased to be able to offer the option of mobile operator billing, which are becoming more and more popular.”