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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25 million seed funding for SimPaisa which is Pakistan's first direct carrier billing company, a product of PublishEx (Pvt) Ltd.
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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.
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.
Revenue is expected to come from advertising and from telecoms through direct carrier billing from video games and streaming content.
TPAY, the leading mobile payment provider in the Middle East and North Africa region and one of the A15 companies, has acquired 100% of Direct Carrier Billing Egypt (DCBEgypt), Egypt's second-largest mobile payment service provider.
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Adding direct carrier billing as a payments option may help with this, although it may not be a one stop solution.
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.