My credit card is like a third kidney to me, or a second ab, or a third stomach. Always attached, never without function. That being said, some people still prefer to pay for their game purchases via phone, and a good number of MMOs have systems in place to accommodate this. Bioware is the latest to join the club by offering Cartel Coin packs via SMS to players in select countries. Currently, players are only able to buy 450 Cartel Coins ($5 USD), plus any carrier fees that may apply, and the service is consolidated to a select few countries. Over time, Bioware hopes to increase the service to other countries, as well as expand the limits of purchases.
Currently purchasing via SMS is limited to the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
- and The Netherlands.
(Source: The Old Republic)