It looks like carriers are hopping onto the mobile payment bandwagon of late. Verizon recently partnered with American Express to bring Serve payment to its customers, and now T-Mobile has just announced that it has partnered with Payfone to launch Direct Carrier Billing. The program will give customers the convenience of purchasing digital content and services using their mobile devices, without having to deal with whipping out their credit cards.
With Direct Carrier Billing, users can purchase products and services by just billing it to their T-Mobile account (which will then just show up on their monthly bill). This will allow consumers to make purchases without the hassles normally associated with using a credit card (bringing the card with you, memorizing the numbers, signatures etc). Direct Carrier Billing will work with billing services provided by BilltoMobile, Boku, OpenMarket, Payfone, and Zong initially, expect more in the coming months.
Direct Carrier Billing is expected to be available later this month, stay tuned for more details.
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