Mobile Payments Today publishes new mobile app guide

One of the bigger trends to emerge in 2016 was how payments became a larger focus for retailers as they attempt to keep customers within their app for the entire shopping experience. To that end, Mobile Payments Today is proud...

Malaysian MNO adds direct carrier billing with Docomo partnership

Malaysia mobile operator U Mobile has partnered with Docomo Digital to give customers the option of purchasing Google Play Store content using direct carrier billing, according to a press release. U Mobile will use Docomo's full payment enabler platform to add the new feature.

Fortumo provides Google Play direct carrier billing to Vietnamese MNO

Vietnamese mobile operator Vietnamobile (part of Hutchison Asia Telecom Group) and direct carrier billing company Fortumo have announced the launch of direct carrier billing in the Google Play app store. Thanks to the partnership, more than 10 million Vietnamobile subscribers...

Boku expands carrier billing to Windows 10 devices on Orange France

Boku has extended an agreement with Microsoft to bring direct carrier billing to all Windows 10 devices on Orange France, including Windows phones, Surface tablets, PCs and laptops, according to a press release. As part of the expanded integration with...

Info2cell expands direct carrier billing connections in partnership with SLA Digital

SLA Digital and Info2cell have partnered to bring direct carrier billing to more of their customers, according to a press release. Info2cell is one of the largest mobile application developers in the Middle East and North Africa with connections to...

Boku provides direct carrier billing in Japan for Spotify

Boku has announced that direct carrier billing subscriptions for music streaming service Spotify, which launched in Japan in September, are now available across the country's three largest carriers, according to a press release. In partnership with KDDI, Softbank and NTT...

Telenor, Fortumo extend direct carrier billing partnership to Hungary and Bulgaria

Fortumo and mobile operator Telenor have launched a direct carrier billing partnership in Hungary and Bulgaria, according to a press release. Starting today, more than 6 million subscribers of Telenor in the two markets will be able to make payments...

Spotify expands carrier billing in Asia with Fortumo

Spotify has expanded direct carrier billing availability in Asia thanks to a partnership with Fortumo. As part of this partnership, Fortumo has introduced a carrier billing program specifically for Spotify users in Indonesia and Philippines. "Asia leads the growth of...

SLA Digital brings direct carrier billing to Middle Eastern video streaming service

ICFLIX, an internet streaming service serving the Middle East and North Africa, is partnering with SLA Digital to deliver direct carrier billing to more customers in the Middle East, according to a press release. Founded in 2013, ICFLIX is a...

Bango brings direct carrier billing to Microsoft Windows Store

Bango announced that it has expanded the availability of direct carrier billing for Microsoft Windows Store. For the first time, users in Finland, Norway and Hungary can make purchases from any Windows 10 device, including their Xbox One consoles, using...

Boku raises $13.75M in new funding to bolster direct carrier billing services

Boku last week announced it secured $13.75 million in venture funding to expand carrier billing across numerous carrier connections in developed and emerging markets worldwide, according to a press release. Several of Boku's existing venture investors from Silicon Valley have...

Boku extends direct carrier billing for Windows Store to UK, Italy

Boku has announced an expansion of its service that will bring direct carrier billing to Windows Store customers in the U.K. and Italy, according to a company press reelase. As part of a Microsoft integration with Boku, Windows 10 customers...

Mobile Payments Today releases new Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide

Choosing the right mobile wallet can be tricky and time consuming, but we've done the research for you! The 2016 Mobile Wallet Comparison Guide gathers in one spot a compendium of the industry's top mobile wallets, compiling their differing capabilities...

Fortumo brings direct carrier billing to Indonesia

Fortumo and Indonesia's leading digital telco, Indosat Ooredoo, today announced the launch of direct carrier billing. The partnership will enable 69.8 million Indosat Ooredoo subscribers to make online payments by charging purchases to their mobile account without the need to...

Mobile Embrace expands direct carrier billing into Norway

Mobile commerce company Mobile Embrace has expanded its international direct carrier billing operations into Norway through a new agreement with Telenor Digital, according to a Mobile Embrace press release. "[Mobile Embrace's] direct carrier billing operations continue to expand rapidly," Chris...

Direct carrier biller Dimoco acquires Hungarian SMS service

Dimoco, a direct carrier billing services provider, has announced the acquisition of the premium SMS business of Telekom New Media, a subsidiary of Magyar Telekom, a leading Hungarian telecommunications service provider. "With our recent acquisitions of businesses in France, Greece...

Deutsche Telekom connects Fortumo for direct carrier billing

Fortumo has launched direct carrier billing with the European mobile operator group Deutsche Telekom. The Czech Republic, with 6 million subscribers of T-Mobile, is the first market Fortumo will connect to its platform, according to a company press release. Overall,...

Digital games marketplace launches carrier billing with Fortumo

Digital games marketplace Kinguin and direct carrier billing company Fortumo have announced a partnership that will enable Kinguin users to purchase games and in-game items from Kinguin by charging payments to their mobile phone bill, according to a press release...

Fortumo, Orange direct carrier billing pact launches first in Poland

Fortumo and the mobile operator group Orange have announced a direct carrier billing partnership that covers 29 markets in which Orange operates, according to a press release. Poland is the first country that will see the benefits of the new...

UK consumers can use mobile numbers to buy concessions at entertainment venues

Verteda, a U.K.-based company that provides IT products to sports and entertainment venues, has announced that consumers using its Qjacker mobile mobile app to oder food and beverages at stadiums and arenas can charge purchases to their phone bill thanks...

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