Google has teamed up with Verve, introducing a fresh option for Nigerians to utilize their Verve cards when making purchases on the Store for apps, subscriptions, and in-app payments. For a while now, Nigerians have faced challenges in completing payments on the Google Play Store due to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s policy, which restricts foreign payments through regular debit cards. This policy caused a lot of frustration among netizens, as they could no longer pay for apps and services within the app store.
Thanks to a new partnership between Google and Verve, this problem has found a solution. Now, Nigerians can use their Verve Card on the Google Play Store, enabling them to make payments for Google storage (Drive, Photos, etc.), games, music streaming, and video streaming—all in their local currency, the naira. Allow us to guide you through the process.
In this article, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to use the Verve card on the Google Play Store, empowering Nigerians to access their desired apps without hassle and promoting a more inclusive digital environment for everyone.
This exciting feature is exclusively available to Nigerian Android users with Verve cards. Accessing the service is simple – just open the Play Store application, choose the desired app, and tap the displayed amount. Then, click the icon to ‘add debit or credit card’ and input the Verve card details, including the card number, expiry date, and CVV number.
Alternatively, users can initiate the process by visiting pay.google.com. There, they can log in using their Gmail account, add a payment option, input the Verve card details, and save the information.
After completing these steps, they can head back to the Play Store and make their desired purchase. Google will instantly deduct the specified amount from the Verve card
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Which Nigerian banks issue Verve Cards?
Here’s a list of Nigerian banks that issue Verve Cards:
- Access Bank
- Ecobank Plc
- Enterprise Bank Limited
- Fidelity Bank
- First Bank
- Heritage Bank
- Jaiz Bank
- Keystone Bank
- Mainstreet Bank Limited
- Sterling Bank
- Union Bank
- Unity Bank
- Wema Bank
How to Use Verve Card on Google Play Store in Nigeria
Follow the step-by-step guide below to learn how to use your Verve card on Google Play.
Step 1: Getting Started with the Google Play Store
Alright, let’s dive into using your Verve card for app purchases! To kick things off, open up the Google Play Store app on your trusty Android device. You know, that place where you can find an incredible range of apps, games, movies, music, and more – all officially curated for us Android enthusiasts!
Step 2: Linking Your Verve Card to Google Play Store
To proceed with the purchase, simply select “add credit or debit card.” At this point, the Google Play Store will kindly request your Verve card details, including the card number, expiration date, and the CVV code – you know, that little number at the back for security. Precision matters here, so be sure to input the correct information for seamless and secure transactions.
Now, here’s an alternative for you savvy folks: If you’d rather, you can head over to pay.google.com and sign in with your Gmail account. Once there, click on “Add a payment method,” and carefully enter your Verve card details as instructed. Saving your card info on your Google account ensures smoother future purchases on the Play Store – a smart move!
Step 3: Completing the Purchase
With your Verve card details safely onboard, it’s time to finalize that app purchase! Pop back into the Google Play Store app and complete the transaction. Your Verve card will be charged the precise amount, and in no time, the app will be yours for the taking. Enjoy your new download on your beloved Android device, and have a blast exploring all the possibilities!