Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 13th Apr 2013 16:49 UTC
Legal "The OFT has launched an investigation into whether children are being unfairly pressured or encouraged to pay for additional content in 'free' web and app-based games, including upgraded membership or virtual currency such as coins, gems or fruit. Typically, players can access only portions of these games for free, with new levels or features, such as faster game play, costing money." Instances of this may be illegal, especially when it targets children. As for me - I just find it incredibly annoying.
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RE[2]: Um.
by kompak on Sun 14th Apr 2013 20:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Um."
kompak
Member since:
2011-06-14

Why would one need a credit card for that? At least in Finland you can buy as much crap as you want with text messages adding directly to your phone bill. Not everyone remembers to add a limit to their kids phone subscription. At least not before the first bill of a couple thousands euros.

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RE[3]: Um.
by Neolander on Mon 15th Apr 2013 05:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Um."
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

There is a mechanism for carrier billing in France too, but none of the "modern" mobile OSs support it in their store.

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