direct carrier billing

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direct carrier billing

Making purchases that are charged to the customer's phone account. Also called "direct operator billing" and "mobile content billing," for decades, this has been the telephone company's method for charging additional services, such as long distance and pay-per-minute 900 numbers. With the advent of smartphones, direct carrier billing lets users make a purchase via their phone from compliant merchants without entering credit card data. Such transactions are typically quick (the carrier has the user's data) and relatively simple compared to other methods.
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Omantel, the first provider of integrated telecommunications services in the sultanate, has announced the launch of a direct carrier billing service with Google, to make it easier for Android users to purchase apps, games and digital content on their devices.
provides digital anti-fraud solutions to mobile carriers through proprietary software that eliminates the most pervasive forms of mobile carrier billing fraud.
Bango (AIM: BGO), the mobile payments company, announced that following the successful launch of Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) for Amazon retail customers in Japan (June 2017), it has expanded DCB availability to Japanese customers of Amazon Prime and Prime Student membership programmes, the company said.
According to reports, carrier billing is live in India for these two telcos.
In May 2016 Bango acquired BilltoMobile, Danal's USA based Direct Carrier Billing business, during which time a good working relationship was established, and this new agreement builds on the partnership and progress made by Bango in successfully developing the BilltoMobile business.
Those choosing direct carrier billing are identified automatically via their mobile phone, eliminating the need to enter their number manually.
Mobile payments company, Bango and Telkom South Africa have launched carrier billing in Google Play.
Globe Telecom, the country's second biggest telecommunications services firm, expanded its Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) service to include Microsoft Lumia smartphone users, a statement on Monday showed.
Globe Telecom's pioneering direct carrier billing service for apps on Google Play and Apple App Store has become a major driving force in the continuing shift to digital lifestyle.
The mobile payments company Fortumo and mobile operator Telenor Pakistan are launching direct carrier billing in Pakistan.
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Samsung also expects to implement carrier billing with Ooredoo in select countries including Qatar by the end of this year," Yassine said.