Telkom customers can now buy apps from the Google Play Store directly from their smartphone or tablet and charge the cost directly to their bill if they’re a contract customer or to their available airtime if they’re on prepaid.
Telkom is offering the service by integrating its event billing system with a payments platform developed by Bango. Consumers can use it to buy apps and books, and make in-game purchases on Android devices.
“This ‘frictionless’ payment experience is emerging as the preferred model for payment in app stores, allowing more consumers to access paid content, without the need for credit/debit cards or to register personal details,” Telkom said in a statement.
Those wanting to use the service must have a Telkom Sim card, an Android device and be connected to Telkom’s mobile network. When they open the Play Store and chose an app to buy, they must select “enable Telkom billing” as the payment method, the company said.
“A double opt-in process is included so that customers are aware that they are purchasing an app or a game and are not surprised when their account is billed for the purchase. Details of each transaction will be itemised on customers’ invoices.” — © 2015 NewsCentral Media