Category Archives: carrier billing

What is Bango doing in China?

Bango does not currently provide its Direct Carrier Billing service in China, where regulation requires the Chinese operators to tightly control how customers are allowed to pay for mobile services on their phone bills. This includes the requirement for users … Continue reading

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Beware of BOB!

DOB (or Direct Carrier Billing — DCB — as it is sometimes called) is the state of the art, allowing smartphone users to charge the cost of a digital purchase to their phone bill, in one-click. It’s achieved through a … Continue reading

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Bango hits 100 operator connections

Bango (AIM: BGO) now has 100 mobile operator payment connections globally. Bango continues to expand the reach of its mobile payments platform to deliver its frictionless payment experience as widely as possible for the world’s leading content providers. Bango’s 100th … Continue reading

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Bango holds Nexus 2012: ‘Making money from the mobile web’

Last week Bango held the latest in its long-running Nexus event series, in San Francisco, CA. Bango Nexus is a prestigious, invite-only event that brings together key players shaping the mobile internet. The theme this year was “Making money from … Continue reading

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Skype to launch operator billing

Interesting news has reached us that Skype users will soon be able to buy Skype credit by charging the cost to their mobile bill – operator billing. The move should give some momentum to operator billing for the desktop, where … Continue reading

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Carrier billing available to more BlackBerry App World customers

Bango and Research In Motion have further expanded the ability for BlackBerry smartphone customers to pay for BlackBerry App World apps on their monthly bill. Telefonica Germany, Tigo Colombia, Virgin UK and Vodacom South Africa are among the latest carriers … Continue reading

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First time payment capture is a critical factor to success

A study by Bango in collaboration with Blackberry carried out over the first quarter of 2012 and using data outside that period unearthed some profound findings for providers of payment systems. When a mobile user clicks “buy” to make their … Continue reading

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RIM on a Roll….

We took some quiet satisfaction from BlackBerry maker RIM’s news flow at Mobile World Congress this week. The company substantiated the claims it made at its recent DevCon Europe event with a “momentum” release on February 27, stating that there … Continue reading

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Mobile World Congress – Can payments pave the way to a perfect sunrise?

There has been a lot of marking territory by the big beasts of the mobile industry this last 48 hours. The main pitch from successive carrier CEOs at this week’s Mobile World Congress has been the inequality of investment versus … Continue reading

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BlackBerry in Amsterdam

If signs from their first ever European DevCon are anything to go by, BlackBerry is sharply focused and firing on all cylinders, with the worlds developers clearly in their sights. This was my second BlackBerry DevCon, having attended one in … Continue reading

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