Microsoft brings operator billing to the Xbox Store

Xbox gamers on select mobile carriers can now take advantage of operator billing on the Xbox Store, Microsoft has announced. With operator billing, gamers will be able to easily buy games through the Xbox Store on Xbox One — and in the Xbox App on Windows 10 — by charging the purchase right to their phone bill.

Unfortunately, the list of supported mobile operators is currently limited to 9 — here's a look:

  • Beeline Russia
  • DNA Finland
  • Elisa Finland
  • O2 Germany
  • O2 UK
  • Swisscom Switzerland
  • Telenor Hungary
  • Telenor Norway
  • Telenor Sweden

If you're a customer of one of the operators on the list, getting set up is easy. All you have to do is choose the "Add a new payment method" option while going through with a purchase. Then select "Mobile phone," choose your operator and enter your phone number. After receiving and entering a verification code, you're good to go. Do note that if your mobile operator isn't currently available, Microsoft says it will be working to add more as time goes on.

Will you be using operator billing to purchase games from the Xbox Store? Let us know in the comments!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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