SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Network Entertainment International and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., today unveiled a new feature that enables users of participating mobile networks in the United States to top up their account wallet to purchase content from the PlayStation®Store and across Sony Entertainment Network using their mobile phone account.
Working with mobile payments company, Boku, the process makes it easier for users to obtain PlayStation Store and Sony Entertainment Network content, including downloadable games, add-ons, themes, movies and TV shows, as well as subscriptions to the Music Unlimited service. Mobile billing works in conjunction with select mobile network operators in the United States.
From launch, wallet top-ups with mobile billing can be made through the PlayStation®Store on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) or Account Management via the Sony Entertainment Network website. Customers can choose "mobile" as the payment option, enter their mobile phone number, and respond via SMS to confirm the wallet top-up1. The wallet top-up charge will appear on their next mobile phone bill, or is debited against their pre-paid account2.
"Offering customers the best entertainment content across the PlayStation Store and Sony Entertainment Network is our top priority," said Eric Lempel, Vice President, Sony Network Entertainment International. "Mobile billing is another secure and convenient way for users to fund their wallet for immediate access to the content they want."
With an unprecedented amount of digital content now available across the network, and new and easier ways to top-up user account wallets, the PlayStation Store and Sony Entertainment Network online store deliver convenient and immediate access to games, movies and TV episodes, music, and more for PS3, PlayStation®Vita, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) and other devices.
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About Sony Entertainment Network
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About Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) has revolutionized home entertainment since the first PlayStation®system launched in 1995 in the United States, followed by the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system launch in 2000. SCEA continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with the PlayStation®Portable (PSP™) handheld entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system, which established PlayStation® as a core home entertainment brand, PSNSM, an online gaming platform that includes PlayStation®Store, the PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) portable entertainment system and the soon to be launched PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. SCEA also recently launched PlayStation®Mobile, a cross device mobile platform using Android based PlayStation™Certified devices. Recognized as an undisputed industry leader, SCEA markets the PlayStation® family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for PSP, PS3 and PS Vita systems in North and South America. Based in San Mateo, California, SCEA serves as headquarters for all North and South American operations. More information about PlayStation products can be found at www.playstation.com.
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1Standard messaging rates apply.
2Terms and conditions apply, which include those of Sony entities, third party service providers, and mobile phone companies. Pre-paid debit where applicable, please check with your carrier.
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