Digi has announced that its customers can now use their mobile account to pay for iOS purchases. This applies to anything bought from the App Store, Apple Music, and iTunes; and is available to both prepaid and postpaid users.
Using carrier billing is a matter of switching over to “carrier billing” in the Apple ID account settings. The payment option will be automatically configured from there, and then users will be able to charge their purchases through Digi. Something that’s preferred for those who would rather not use their credit cards for these sorts of things.
Digi is the first telco to implement this feature as far as we can tell. That said, Apple only implemented Ringgit as an official currency on the App Store in December 2016. Which limits the amount of time when any telco would have been able to negotiate for this sort of thing.
We expect other telcos to follow suit in time. Since carrier billing is a big deal for quite a few people.