T-Mobile: Android Market to get carrier billing and custom app channel

TMobile_LogoT-Mobile is making big moves in the Android space. When it comes to Android phones, T-Mobile offers more than any other carrier. And, with the Samsung Behold 2 scheduled to be unveiled next week, T-Mobile’s Android lineup is going to become that much more formidable. So, to make the Android experience even better for its customers, T-Mobile will soon launch carrier billing for the Android Market. T-Mobile USA CTO Cole Brodman confirmed the carrier billing rollout today at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, adding that the carrier will soon add a custom “T-Mobile Channel” to the Android Market.

By the end of the month, T-Mobile customers with Android phones can download premium Android apps from the Android Market and have the cost of the apps charged directly to their monthly phone bill. The T-Mobile Channel will offer customers customized content for their Android phone.

Carrier billing is a convenient way to pay for Android apps, but will it be enough to sway customers away from Verizon’s Motorola Droid? T-Mobile’s upcoming Samsung Behold II might have something to say about that…

[Via: MobileBurn]

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