Direct carrier billing (“DCB”) is an online payment method. It allows users to make purchases by charging payments to their mobile phone bill.
How does DCB work?
Optimized offer activation UX for each channel and partner type.
Works on any device
Consumers can use carrier billing to buy content on any digital platform. Fortumo’s direct carrier billing products work on any computer, tablet, smartphone, feature phone and smart TV.
Simplest online checkout
Direct carrier billing is different from many other payment methods because it does not rely on banking infrastructure. Direct carrier billing provides the best purchasing experience in online environments.
Available to anyone
Direct carrier billing is available anyone with a smartphone or feature phone. As long as they have a SIM card, they are able to charge payments to their mobile operator bill.
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.
There are 5x more mobile phones than credit cards.
Simple checkout UX means up to 10x better conversion.
Secure payments: no personal data transmitted.
How much would your revenue increase with carrier billing?
Direct carrier billing requires the user only to enter their phone number to make a payment. Due to a shorter checkout flow, merchants using both payment methods report up to 10x better conversion rates with carrier billing than with credit cards.
Simple user experience
Carrier billing is convenient. There is no need to sign up for any additional accounts or fill out any forms. Payments are completed in a manner of seconds and provide the best UX on mobile devices without any forms to fill out.
Secure for consumers
Making payments with carrier billing is secure. No personal data is transmitted during the payment process so there is no need to worry about identity theft. Direct carrier billing always requires the user to confirm the payment on a physical device.
Where can I use Fortumo?
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Fortumo provides bundling, carrier billing, and digital wallets in over 80 markets through one integration.
Fortumo’s long-term experience and market leader role mean we are a trusted partner.
"We are excited to be working with Fortumo. With this partnership, we believe more users will now be able to have instant access to unlimited music through carrier billing.”
Patrik FalkHead of Spotify Premium APAC
“Carrier billing helps us cater for all our customer segments and provide our users with a payment method they are able to use. Everyone is familiar with their local mobile carriers, and people can easily recognize the brands.”
Floriane GramlichDirector Product Monetization
"Our vision is to provide a seamless experience in the customer journey globally. Carrier billing works great: for many gamers, this gives them freedom and security in their payments.”
Faheem BakshiHead of Payments
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