In conjunction with SMS billing specialist Boku and mobile micro-payment scheme PayForIt, Sony have this week launched their new payments system for Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) users.
You can now top-up your virtual wallet to purchase games, movies and more with your UK mobile phone, assuming of course it’s on one of the leading network – O2, EE, Three or Vodafone.
To use the service, customers must first access their SEN account management via a PC, PlayStation 3, or the Android app, whereby there’s now a “pay by mobile” option within the funding options.
After entering your mobile number – and confirming the required amount via text message – the credit is complete, and the amount transferred will be deducted from your phone’s balance, or appear as a debit on your forthcoming bill.
It’s worth noting there’s currently a maximum funding level of £30 per transaction set by Sony, but no daily limit, although your network operators may impose these in the future; It also appears PlayStation 3 users have a minimum transfer of £10, whereas those going via the web based service can deposit £5, should they wish.