When WIndows phone was first launched, one of its key features was that users would be able to use carrier billing to get the apps and media they wanted from the store, now that WIndows phone is dead, carriers are dropping support for this feature. The Italian carrier TIM has informed its customers that at the end of this month, it would be ceasing Windows phone support, and stripping carrier billing functionality from the store.
Dear Customer, we inform you that as of September 28, the TIM phone purchase service will no longer be available on the Windows Phone Sto
Windows phone at one point in time held 10% of market share in the EU5 countries before retrenchment, now with the loss of investment from Microsoft, carrier partners continue to pull support one by one. TIM isn’t the first to do this, EE in the UK has also dropped Windows phone, and several other carriers dropped Microsoft’s service when the firm made a change to the implementation of carrier billing between WIndows Phone 8.1 and WIndows 10 Mobile.
You can still continue to use other means of payment like bank accounts and PayPal, but it seems that the carrier billing promise is over.