If you're too scared to hand over your credit card details to Google for your Android app purchases then good news - you can now rack up a massive phone bill instead.

Vodafone has announced that it is the first network in Europe with operator billing for Android Market, with the service available for UK and German users. Vodafoners will see a tab in the Android Market giving them the option to put fees onto their bills, or take money from their PAYG balance.

Lee Epting, Vodafone group’s content services director said, “Together with Google, Vodafone has made it really simple for customers to get to the essential apps they can trust.

"More than 75 million Vodafone customers around the world are regularly using the mobile internet, and we are committed to giving them the best possible experience. This focus on quality over quantity helps deliver on that commitment.”

The service is available for Vodafone customers now.