Video streaming service adds carrier billing via Fortumo

Video streaming service Viaplay and mobile payments company Fortumo have launched a direct carrier billing partnership, according to a press release. Users can purchase access to both Viaplay (€6.99/month) and Viaplay Sport (€9.99/month) by charging the payment to their mobile...

Fortumo brings another Vietnamese carrier online with carrier billing

Mobile operator Vinaphone and Fortumo have launched direct carrier billing on Google Play in Vietnam, according to a press release. Twenty million Vinaphone subscribers in Vietnam can pay for apps and in-app content in the Google Play store using their...

Apple continues to quietly roll out direct carrier billing option for digital content

Apple is continuing to quietly roll out a direct carrier billing for Apple Music, iTunes and other Apple purchases outside the U.S. and recently added the payment option in three more countries, according to a report from Apple Insider. Carrier...

Tola Mobile to provide direct carrier billing for Xbox, PlayStation in UK

U.K.-based direct carrier biller Tola Mobile has announced a collaboration with Phonovation, an interactive SMS and voice services company, that enables gamers to instantly purchase Xbox and PlayStation games, season passes and gift cards via their mobile phone account. Gamers...

Boku expands Microsoft direct carrier billing connections

Boku and Microsoft are set to introduce three new markets in their ever-expanding direct carrier billing relationship. Starting today, Orange mobile subscribers in Romania and Spain will be able to use direct carrier billing as a payment option on Windows...

Polish digital games marketplace launches direct carrier billing with Fortumo

Digital games marketplace Kinguin, mobile operator Orange and mobile payments company Fortumo have announced the launch of hosted direct carrier billing in Poland. Kinguin can now collect payments from customers using the most advanced features of carrier billing — including...

Bango enables direct carrier billing for Amazon customers in Japan

Bango announced that it has enabled a new payment method for Amazon customers in Japan. Amazon customers with a KDDI or NTT Docomo mobile phone account can now pay for physical goods from Amazon.co.jp by charging the cost to their...

Centili subscription-based direct carrier billing live in Indonesia

Centili recently announced partnerships with three Indonesian telecom companies to enable direct carrier billing for subscription-based services, according to a press release. Centili said in the announcement that Indonesia has one of the fastest growing digital populations in Asia with...

Malaysian MNO launches Google Play carrier billing with Fortumo

Mobile payments company Fortumo and Webe, a Malaysian digital mobility services provider and subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, have announced the launch of direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store, according to a press release. The partnership will...

Boku brings carrier billing to Windows 10 with Canadian MNO

Telus, one of Canada's largest mobile carriers, has launched a new integration with Microsoft to bring carrier billing to Windows 10 users throughout Canada thanks to a partnership with Boku, according to a company announcement. As part of the integration...

Fortumo launches new hosted direct carrier billing service for digital content providers

Fortumo has announced the launch of hosted direct carrier billing, a new payment product that enables any digital content merchant to use the most advanced features of direct carrier billing, including dynamic pricing, two-step and token-based charging, and recurring payments...

Fortumo debuts carrier billing in 3 African nations

Fortumo has expanded its carrier billing services to three new African markets, according to a press release. More than 79 million mobile phone owners in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania now have the ability to make payments for digital services. "Africa's...

Smartfren and Bango launch Google Play carrier billing

Direct carrier billing company Bango has announced that Smartfren, an Indonesian mobile network operator, has used the Bango platform to launch one-click carrier billing payment for Google Play customers. This launch is the 15th app store carrier billing activation through...

Mobifone, Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play

Vietnamese mobile operator Mobifone and mobile payments company Fortumo have launched carrier billing on Google Play, according to a press release. More than 25 million Mobifone subscribers can now purchase apps and in-app content from the app store and charge...

Centili expands direct carrier billing partnerships in Australia

Direct carrier billing company Centili recently expanded its reach worldwide, thanks to new and extended operator partnerships, according to a press release. Centili's recent partnerships with Optus and Telstra in Australia give the company access to some 19 million potential...

Docomo Digital links with Spainish mobile parking app for carrier billing

Docomo Digital has partnered with the popular Spanish mobile ticket app e-Park to enable customers of the country's three largest mobile carriers to buy parking tickets via direct carrier billing, a first for Europe, according to a press release. The...

Slovenian communications provider to offer direct carrier billing

Telekom Slovenije, a communications service provider in Slovenia, and Fortumo have launched direct carrier billing for the Google Play app store, according to a press release. More than 1 million Telekom Slovenije customers can now charge payments on Google Play...

Pakistani video service launches direct carrier billing with Fortumo

Direct carrier billing company Fortumo and streaming platform Spellfix have announced the launch of a carrier billing partnership in Pakistan. Fortumo said in a press release that Spellfix is the only movie streaming service in Pakistan offering pay-per-view for the...

MasterCard mimics direct carrier billing model with new Veon pact

MasterCard has announced a new business relationship with Veon, a communications provider, that will bring Masterpass to the new Veon platform. Veon provides voice, fixed broadband, data and digital service to approximately 235 million customers in 12 markets. As part...

Mobile Payments Today seeks editorial contributors, bloggers

Mobile Payments Today is seeking editorial content in 2017 from industry thought leaders in the form of contributed articles and blog posts. We're looking for high-level thought leadership pieces that are free of a marketing pitch. Submissions should be between...

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