SOLUTION: Block or Allow 3rd Party apps and purchases
Charges from games and apps can be a nasty surprise on your bank account or Boost account. Third party (or premium content) charges can come from various sources including:
- In-app game purchases (one time bundle or power-up purchases through games like Farmville, Clash of Clans, Angry Birds or Candy Crush)
- Subscription services (Spotify, TIDAL)
- Music, movie or other media downloads
Third Party billing is off by default in your My Boost account. Please follow these instructions to Opt Out of purchases on your Boost account. Also included are links to Google and Apple support documents to do the same for Google Play and iTunes.
Block or unblock billing to your Boost account:
Login to My Boost:
- Click the Settings tab
- Click on Content and Call settings
- Under Third Party Billing click on OPT OUT
- Click Submit
You may also use this method to OPT IN if you wish to allow purchases billed to your Boost account. This is necessary if you want to sign up for certain subscription services through your Boost account, like TIDAL streaming music.
- Bill to account is not available for tablet devices.
- You must have sufficient funds on your Boost account for a purchase to be billed. If you do not have sufficient funds in your account, the transaction will be declined.
- Each Boost account has a purchase limit for the billing cycle. If you have reached your purchase limit for this billing cycle, new purchases will be declined until the start of your next bill cycle.
- Google has set a $50 per transaction limit for purchases. Purchases exceeding $50 must be paid immediately with a Credit or Debit card.
Prevent Google Play Store charges billed directly to debit or credit card
- Use Google Play Family Library (great for people who want to manage the Play Store for a child or other family member)
Prevent Purchases from iTunes
- Apple Family Sharing (share content across different devices and/or family members to avoid duplicate purchases)