Bango expands direct carrier billing to more countries

Bango announced in a press release earlier this week that since the beginning of the year it has enabled direct carrier billing capabilities for mobile app store partners with Saudi Telecom and Mobily in Saudi Arabia, Mobinil in Egypt, Telkom...

Safaricom enables faster transactions for M-PESA

Safaricom revealed last week M-PESA users can now make instant mobile banking transactions thanks to a system upgrade to the service's API, the telecom said in a press release. The upgrade resulted in a transaction time reduction from an average...

Qatar mobile operator joins GSMA's initiative

Ooredoo, a mobile operator in Qatar, today announced it has committed to the GSMA's Mobile Money Interoperability program to accelerate the implementation of interoperable mobile money services across Africa and the Middle East, according to a press release. Ooredoo joins...

Deal grants T-Mobile customers fee-free access to Allpoint ATMs

Through an agreement with the Allpoint Network, T-Mobile customers who use their carrier's Mobile Money app and prepaid card will now have surcharge-free access to more than 43,000 Allpoint-branded ATMs across the United States. The Mobile Money program unites a...

Vietnamese MNO to enable carrier billing through mopay partnership

Viettel Telecom, a mobile network operator in Vietnam, and mopay have signed a strategic carrier billing partnership, according to a press release. The companies said the pact will enable mopay's international merchant portfolio to allow Viettel's 58 million customers to...

Prepaid data SIM card kiosk arrives at Osaka airport

Osaka's Kansai International Airport has become the first Japanese airport to introduce a prepaid data SIM card vending machine. Tourists visiting Japan can buy So-net LTE SIM cards from the kiosk, insert them into their mobile devices and access the...

Ireland merchants can add mobile billing via txtNation

Mobile billing provider txtNation has launched its mobile billing for the mobile Web, called Single-Click payments, in Ireland. The new service enables customers to pay with one click on mobile websites with purchases charged to their phone bill or deducted...

Sony adds mobile carrier billing in Canada for PlayStation gamers

Sony Network Entertainment International LLC and Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC today announced Canadian PlayStation users can top up their account wallet for the console's digital store using participating mobile networks thanks to its partnership with mobile carrier billing company...

New Zealand group publishes mobile standards

Payments NZ, an independent, non-competitive organization in New Zealand that oversees payment systems, Wednesday released new mobile device rules and standards that will govern the mobile payments system in the country and protect businesses and consumers. The organization said in...

Philippines telcos sign up iSend for mobile top-up

Middlebury, Conn.-based iSend, a global electronic payment service for people who support family members in other countries, has entered into a direct agreement to provide mobile top-ups to the networks of Smart Communications Inc. and Digitel Mobile Philippines Inc.

Deutsche Telekom inks carrier billing agreement with mopay

Munich-based mopay, a provider of cellphone and landline account billing solutions for online merchants, has announced a carrier billing partnership with Deutsche Telekom. The agreement will allow mopay to connect directly to Deutsche Telekom's international payment hub, the Service Delivery...

Isis offers Amex cardholders NYC taxi promotion

Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture between AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, has announced a moving promotion for American Express card members. From now through June 1, 2014, Amex cardholders who tap to pay with a registered card...

MWC14:Asian telcos form Asia NFC alliance

Four Asian telcos, Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom, Hong Kong's HKT, Japan's KDDI and South Korea's SK Planet announced the formation of the Asia NFC Alliance at the Mobile World Congress 2014. The Alliance, which is support by the GSMA, aims to...

UK telcos dial up Proxama for mobile loyalty

Weve, the mobile wallet joint venture between three U.K. mobile network operators, Vodafone, O2 and EE, has selected Proxama to provide technology for its Pouch mobile marketing and loyalty app, according to an announcement from Proxama.

China drives economic growth with national NFC platform

China has set up a national NFC-based mobile payment platform to unify communications between financial institutions and mobile network operators, China Daily reports. The platform "provides a solid infrastructure foundation to help China boost domestic information consumption and make the...

Orange launches mobile NFC service in Strasbourg and Caen

Orange and Visa Europe have launched a commercial NFC-based mobile payment service, Orange Cash, in Strasbourg and Caen. According to Orange, the two cities are France’s highest users of contactless payments. Orange is the first mobile network operator to offer...

Mopay signs carrier billing deal with SingTel

Mopay, a provider of cellphone and landline carrier billing payment services for online merchants, has signed an agreement with SingTel, one of Asia's largest telcos. The deal will allow SingTel customers to make purchases with Munich-based mopay's carrier billing technology...

Weve telco JV joins MasterCard for UK contactless mobile payments

Weve, the joint venture between the U.K.'s three largest mobile network operators, is partnering with MasterCard to create a platform for contactless mobile payments in the U.K. The joint venture shareholders, EE, Telefonica U.K. (O2) and Vodafone U.K., represent more than 80 percent of the U.K.'s mobile customesr, Weve said.

CIBC and Telus in Canadian mobile payment app launch

Canada's CIBC has launched a mobile payments app for customers of Canadian telecoms company Telus who have NFC-enabled mobile devices. Telus customers can use the CIBC app and a CIBC credit card account to make mobile payments at Canadian retail locations. The app can be downloaded from Google Play for use with Samsung Galaxy and HTC One devices.

MTN Nigeria, Computer Warehouse Group plan Nigerian mobile money platform

MTN Nigeria and Computer Warehouse Group have announced a mobile commerce platform for the Nigerian market, reports Punch Nigeria. MTN Nigeria is a subsidiary of the South Africa-based mobile services provider MTN, and CWG is a Nigerian IT company. The...

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