I have a Samsung Intercept, and I wanted a few apps that cost a few bucks each. I don't want Amazon or whatever service governs the Android App Market. Is there a way to configure it to automatically charge the bill instead of going through a 3rd party?
You still have to register with Google Checkout for charge-to-phonebill.
If you are worried about them getting your personal information... think about it... you are already using an Android phone, which is tied into your Google account already.
Hello! As the others have mentioned, recently the Android Market was updated to allow purchases to be charged to your Sprint phone bill. Keep in mind if the ability to make purchases on your phone is blocked, which is very common on business accounts, you will not be able to use this method.
If you would like detailed steps on how to complete a purchase and charge it to your Sprint bill, you can find these steps below.
It should be set by account type and permissions on the account, not by a setting on the phone. If its a personal or family account, it should just give the option to add it to your bill, unless account billing has been blocked.
If you are sure it should allow it, you can try to reset the Market to force it to recheck the permissions.
If you go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All > Market
The two options you want to select in this menu are Clear Data and Clear Cache. You may not be able to select Clear Cache if there is nothing to clear.
I will Private Message you to get a little bit more information in regards to the specifics of your case.