Mobile phone billing for Apple ID purchases comes to seven new countries around the world

Mobile phone billing – also known as carrier billing – for Apple ID purchases is now available in a further seven countries in the world. This allows people to pay through their mobile phone bill for App Store, iTunes Store, and Apple Books purchases – as well as Apple Music subscriptions …


Apple has gradually been rolling out the the facility since 2015, with previous waves including Germany, Austria, Italy, Singapore and Russia.

The latest countries are:

  • Bahrain
  • Cambodia
  • Croatia
  • Luxembourg
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania

This brings the total number of countries to support mobile phone billing to 38.

Here are the instructions to activate it on your iPhone or iPad:

If you want to bill to a different number, then in step 5 above tap ‘Use a Different Mobile Number.’ A code will then be sent to that number to confirm, and you then need to tap Verify on the original device to enter the code.

See Apple’s support document for more details, including how to setup mobile phone billing on a Mac.

Please note that support for the service is carrier-dependant, so it won’t necessarily be available with all carriers in any given country.

Bahrain photo: Shutterstock

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