Bango Enables Carrier Billing for Firefox OS Mobile App Store
Published on: 7th Aug 2013
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Mobile billing services provider, Bango has announced that their integration with Mozilla's Firefox Marketplace is now live.
The service has launched for Firefox OS customers in both Spain and Colombia, through the mobile network operator Telefónica, while Poland has gone live through T-Mobile. In addition, Venezuela has launched using Bango's credit card billing connectivity initially, to be followed by operator billing.
The launches leverage Bango's established direct billing partnerships with both Telefónica Digital and T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom, and follow the May 2013 announcement of a Global Payment Services Agreement between Bango and Mozilla.
Ray Anderson CEO of Bango said: "Firefox Marketplace is the first app store to embrace operator billing from launch. We're proud that Mozilla has chosen Bango, and we are pleased to be opening-up direct operator billing for our partners in these exciting, emerging smartphone markets. For many consumers in fast growth markets, a Firefox OS device will be their first smartphone. Operator billing from Bango enables every user of a smartphone to pay for apps and other digital content with one-click, without exception and even over Wi-Fi."