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Rovio to Add Carrier Billing to Angry Birds

If you have been hoping for an easier way to get the newest Angry Birds releases – or even some sweet Bird swag – you’ll soon be able to do so right within the app. According to Rovio, you will now be able to run up charges directly on the monthly bill sent to you by your telephone carrier. Called the Bad Piggy Bank, the in-app payment system will also be offered to other developers as a service.

With just a touch of a button, you can make in-app game purchases without a credit card — the price of anything you buy will just be added to your monthly cell phone bill. This may seem like a dream come true, but it could end up costing you a lot. What happens when your youngster is busy leveling up your Birds and decides to buy everything available? They’ll be able to do so with a couple of button taps, and you’ll get a nice little surprise on your next phone bill.

Let’s hope Rovio has some safeguards in mind to help keep that from becoming an issue.

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