Apple has expanded mobile phone billing to Denmark, Hong Kong, and Sweden, according to an updated support document
on its website.
The feature is now supported by the carrier Three
in each of the countries, in addition to SmarTone
in Hong Kong and Telenor
The payment method enables customers to pay for iTunes Store content, App Store apps, iBooks, and Apple Music subscriptions without needing a debit or credit card, or even a bank account. Instead, purchases are added to a customer's mobile phone bill and paid off at the end of the month.
Mobile phone billing is already available to customers of select carriers in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Apple's support document
explains how to set up mobile phone billing in the iTunes Store on both iPhone and iPad and Mac and PC.Discuss this article
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Julian Assange on Wednesday released his account of the events that led to him being accused of rape in Sweden in 2010, earning the ire of the lawyer for his accuser, who said he was “violating” her client in the media.
From the Ecuadorian embassy in London where he remains confined, the WikiLeaks founder leaked the testimony he gave in November to Swedish prosecutors.
In it, he declares he did not have sex with the woman as she slept — the centre of the accusations against him.
Swedish prosecutors are yet to charge Assange with a crime, and his testimony forms part of a preliminary investigation. Read more…
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LONDON — Alas, even Sweden isn’t safe from the wrath of 2016.
In our continued coverage of extended metaphors for this tumultuous year, here’s a holiday-themed analogy of well-intentioned calamity.
The tale starts out quaintly enough. In the Swedish town of Gävle, there is a lovely holiday tradition of erecting a charming goat effigy.
The structure, complete with red ribbons and twinkling lights, is built in tribute to the Scandinavian Yule Goat, a time-honored symbol of the season.
The town gathers around the structure to greet the goat on the first day of Advent. According to the BBC, this year (for the goat’s 50th anniversary) around 2.3m kronor (£200,000; $250,000) was spent on its construction and the associated festivities. Read more…
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