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Average in-app purchase value rises to $4.50: Bango

January 26, 2015

Even with newcomers to the mobile payments space such as Apple Pay, carrier billing continues to have relevance, according to Bango, driven by blockbuster games such as Clash of Clans and bigger in-application purchases.

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Direct billing seeks to fill void left by premium SMS flameout

February 19, 2014

With carriers ending support for premium SMS in mid-January, premium content providers and wireless carriers are exploring alternatives for monetizing mobile users, including direct carrier billing.

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Verizon exec: Mobile will save retail – Mobile Marketer

June 15, 2012

Mobile Marketer today – Verizon exec: Mobile will save retail – Mobile Marketer; Heineken exec: Mobile is powerful lever for brand building.

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Verizon Wireless aims to corner mobile payments industry with new partnership

April 27, 2011

Verizon Wireless and USA Technologies are teaming up to enable mobile payments at vending machines nationwide.

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Carriers hold the key to mobile marketing, mcommerce success: experts

April 22, 2011

Wireless carriers are uniquely positioned to drive effectiveness of mobile marketing programs and propel the growth of mobile commerce, according to industry experts.

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Rogers, Telus embrace carrier billing for mobile content

April 13, 2011

Canadian carriers Rogers Wireless and Telus have integrated Bango Inc.’s mobile payment platform into BlackBerry App World to enable carrier billing for applications.

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Sprint looks to beat rivals to the punch with NFC platform

April 7, 2011

Sprint Nextel Corp. is teaming up with handset manufacturers and payment networks to launch a near field communication platform to compete with its rivals’ Isis joint venture.

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Sprint moves mobile payments needle with carrier billing

February 22, 2011

On the heels of the Sprint mobile wallet launch, the carrier is increasing the options for its subscribers to pay for online digital goods via their wireless bill.

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Carrier Three drives sales of mobile music content via social integration

February 1, 2011

British carrier Three UK has extended a new Facebook and Twitter-friendly music store from Android-based handsets to more of its mobile phone customers.

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AT&T to launch cloud-based LBS mobility data offering

January 6, 2011

AT&T is creating the Location Information Services platform to help businesses and organizations with mobile initiatives improve productivity and have better visibility into their assets.

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