direct carrier billing

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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1Pay and mobile payments company Fortumo has been collaborated to bring direct carrier billing services to selected southeast Asia firms.
payments: payments via linked bank card / account, payments via direct carrier billing, payments via network account, talktime / credit transfer; - banking: mobile banking (bank current accounts); credit cards (non-virtual); prepaid cards (non-virtual); consumer finance / micro-credits; - insurance: mobile phone, mobile gadget, bill payment protection, identity protection, motor, household, travel, accident, health, life; - assistance: home, legal, medical, road.
com)-- As mobile payments is one of the broadest areas of horizontal potential, US-based telecom research company TeleResearch Labs strongly encourage operators to try incorporating direct carrier billing (DCB) - for physical goods.
walletXpress ensures a fast and secure introduction of payment services, such as direct carrier billing, mobile money transfer, bill payment, ticketing and numerous types of prepaid services.
Through T-Pay Arpu Plus will provide millions of Arab online gamers a simple, fast and easy way to purchase from multiple vendors and pay for their in-games credit and digital products through their mobile telephone bills, using Direct Carrier Billing (DCB), said a statement.
mopay, a global leader in innovative payment solutions for online merchants, today announced that direct carrier billing will be a catalyst for innovation and change within the mobile payments industry in 2012.
Wireless payments provider Fortumo has inked direct carrier billing deals with China Unicom and China Telecom.
PaymentOne Corporation[R], the pioneer in frictionless payment and carrier billing solutions, today announced a direct carrier billing relationship with Telefonica Germany.
The two telco's partnership with Fortumo is expected to help provide direct carrier billing services to over 460 million additional subscribers globally.
SFR and Bouygues Telecom deal expands direct carrier billing coverage in France to 32 million additional customers with higher payouts for BOKU[TM] merchants
Fortumo supports payments in 80 countries through 300 mobile operators, including a number of exclusive direct carrier billing partnerships.
today announced Direct Carrier Billing - a nationwide purchasing program to provide customers the convenience of securely purchasing digital content and services from their web-enabled device.