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[Q] Tmobile specific version of the market app?

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18th November 2011, 09:20 PM   |  #1  
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I recently noticed that Tmobile is advertising the option of billing google market content purchases to a users mobile bill. Although I don't really want to do that, it did make me curious as to how it works. Trying to get it to work led me to a question... is there a tmobile specific version of the google market apk?

I am running cyanogen 7 with google market 3.3.11 and I definitely can not see an option to bill a market purchase to my tmobile bill. I only see the options to add to a credit card.

I found this screenshot of google market which shows the tmobile payment option: My payment screen looks a lot like that, minus the tmobile options.

If there is a specific tmobile version of the market, If so, how often does that get updated versus the generic version?
19th November 2011, 12:07 AM   |  #2  
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I don't actually think that it is a different app, just a different payment method available on some carriers:
19th November 2011, 12:09 AM   |  #3  
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That's the question, how does the app know to present the user with the different payment methods? I am on the tmobile network, but the market app seems completely unaware of that.
19th November 2011, 12:09 PM   |  #4  
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Your gmail account is synced with the Market, and so is your telephone number. Hence the connection to your T-Mobile account. If you are on a contract and not behind on your payments, you can theoretically bill an app to your monthly statement. This has been option for a long time now. And no, there is no T-Mobile specific Market.

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19th November 2011, 11:00 PM   |  #5  
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Your SIM has a lot to do with it as well. I believe the Market can tell which SIM card you are using, bringing up that Network's options.

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20th November 2011, 04:54 AM   |  #6  
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I haven't seen this on my market yet. Looks interesting.

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28th November 2011, 08:43 AM   |  #7  
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I'm asking me the same question some days before so I went to our T-Mobile Partner in the City. He told me, that I only can pay Apps with my T-Mobile bill, when I have a branded Device, because they modified the Android Market!
28th November 2011, 05:20 PM   |  #8  
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i can verify that this option was there since february. And it has worked on all my roms, but they have always been modded htc roms like dunno maybe it has more to do with the rom.

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