Direct carrier billing (“DCB”) is an online payment method. It allows users to make purchases by charging payments to their mobile phone bill. This payment method is available to all smartphone and feature phone owners. The only thing needed to confirm payments is a device with a SIM card.
Consumers can use carrier billing to buy content on any digital platform. For example, you can buy a music streaming subscription on a tablet device by confirming the payment on your phone. Fortumo's direct carrier billing products work on any computer, tablet, smartphone, feature phone and smart TV.
Direct carrier billing is different from other mobile payment methods (mobile wallets, NFC solutions) because it does not rely on banking infrastructure. While the other payment methods are convenient for point-of-sale purchases, direct carrier billing provides the best purchasing experience in online environments.
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i2Offer provides direct carrier billing to a wide variety of merchants. This includes app stores (Google Play), digital media providers (Spotify, Sony, HOOQ), gaming companies (EA Mobile, Gameloft, Kinguin) and social networks (Facebook, Badoo). Click here to see a full overview of segments where i2Offer provides direct carrier billing. To date, more than 170,000 merchants have signed up to use i2Offer for collecting payments for digital content, games and physical services.
Direct carrier billing provides a bigger payment coverage than traditional payment methods like credit cards. In countries like India, only 2% of all people have a credit card. Globally, there is only 1 credit card owner per 5 mobile phone owners. Even in mature markets with high ownership of bank cards, consumers prefer to pay with direct carrier billing due to its simplicity and security.