Pilot project brings carrier billing to the parking lot

The carrier biller Boku and PassportParking, a provider of integrated cloud-based parking solutions, are running a pilot project to let drivers pay for parking via SMS. Boku said the partnership marks the first time carrier billing has been used to...

Zain taps SLA carrier billing solution for Africa, ME

The telco Zain Group, active in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, will add services to let customers pay for digital goods through their monthly bill. Zain said the solution, provided by carrier biller SLA Mobile, is among...

Migrant video provider turns to Bango for mobile payment solution

SyQic, which provides country-themed video content, will partner with direct carrier biller Bango to let customers buy content on their mobile devices. Through its "Yoonic" brand, SyQuic serves international migrant audiences with content from their "home" countries. The new partnership,...

Buy Game Credit, txtNation pair up to enable mobile payments for Xbox games

The direct carrier billing and messaging company txtNation has a new arrangement with BuyGameCredit.com that lets the gaming company accept mobile payments for Xbox points and Gold Memberships. According to a news release from txtNation, the points can be used...

Carrier biller Boku opens three offices in Asia Pacific region

The carrier billing and cross-platform mobile payments provider Boku Inc. has opened new offices in Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, the company announced today, with plans for more offices in the Asia-Pacific region in the coming years. Direct carrier billing allows...

Fortumo, MNO partner to enable mobile payments for Ukrainian gamers

The mobile payments company Fortumo has formed a partnership with Kyivstar, the second-largest mobile operator in Central and Eastern Europe, to allow 25 million Kyivstar customers to make payments in games and applications in the MNO's App Club app store...

Infobip says virtual currency will help developers crack Japanese mobile content market

The mobile messaging and mobile payments provider Infobip has launched a virtual currency service aimed at local and international content providers who want to establish themselves in the Japanese market. ¥Coins, or Yen Coins, are tokens exchanged for digital and...

SLA Mobile celebrates 10 years in business

The Belfast, Northern Ireland-based technology solutions and consultancy company SLA Mobile is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary. SLA opened on Sept. 23, 2003, as a professional services and software development business in the mobile ecosystem.

Streaming-on-demand music provider Rhapsody taps BilltoMobile for mobile payments solution

Direct carrier billing has typically offered a certain appeal to brands like Facebook and Zynga that sell high-margin virtual currency. More recently, however, firms with tighter-margin but high-value products — think streaming media — are also feeling the need to...

After UK rollout, Sony and Boku will introduce carrier billing in US

Months after reaching a deal to let U.K. consumers buy content on Sony devices, Sony and Boku will bring the arrangement to the United States.

Mobistar extends direct carrier billing to Google Play

Belgian Android device users can now buy apps, games, music and e-books from the Google Play store and pay through their monthly Mobistar bill or via prepaid credit card, the company announced. Mobistar said it is the only Belgian mobile...

Singapore telco will let users pay for Google Play store apps via monthly phone bill

Customers of SingTel, a mobile phone provider in Singapore, will soon be able to pay for Android apps from Google's Play store through their monthly bill. According to The Straits Times, SingTel is the first carrier in Southeast Asia to...

Webinar on carrier billing now available on demand

The webinar “Beyond Bandwidth: Opening New Revenue Through Carrier Billing” is now available for viewing on demand. The app economy continues to grow at an explosive rate, with some predictions putting it close to $25 billion worldwide. But as it...

Swiss firm Lotaris also strikes deal with Fortumo for direct carrier billing

Switzerland-based software licensing solution company Lotaris announced today it has partnered with mobile payments company Fortumo for carrier billing on Windows 8 and Windows Phones. Carrier billing by Fortumo will enable developers using Lotaris' in-app Commerce solution to charge end-users...

Fortumo completes China coverage with China Unicom and China Telecom deals

Mobile payments provider Fortumo today announced direct carrier billing agreements with China Unicom and China Telecom. Together with an earlier partnership with China Mobile, Fortumo is now the first and only mobile payments provider that can provide mobile operator billing...

Partners Mobile-XL and payvia offer mobile payment option for feature phones in developing markets

Carrier biller provider payvia has announced a partnership with Mobile-XL, a browsing platform for feature phones that offers access to digital services such as Facebook, Twitter and email. Mobile-XL targets markets in Africa and India, using SMS as a data channel.

Boku expands reach of carrier billing to the PlayStation

To this point, direct carrier billing, where consumers place their digital purchases on their monthly phone bill, has been a tool for buying mobile content and providing app developers a convenient, seamless payment experience for consumers using smartphones and tablets....

Amdocs links 50M Indonesian wireless customers to carrier billing

Amdocs, a provider of customer service and billing software, announced a deal with Indonesian mobile provider XL Axiata to provide direct carrier billing for app stores to the carrier's 50 million subscribers. The partnership means XL Axiata is the first...

Fortumo offers Cubie users a direct carrier billing option

Direct carrier billing will be making it easier for "Cubiers" to make purchases while chatting on their mobile devices. Cubiers are users of the Cubie chat app, and thanks to Cubie's integration of Fortumo's direct carrier billing platform, they can...

Apple piques more speculation with another mobile payment patent

There are few questions mobile payment followers like to debate with as much gusto as "What's Apple up to?" A new patent application unearthed by Apple Insider will only add to the discussion. The patent, filed earlier this year, is...

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