The Fast Mode: Malaysia's webe Partners Fortumo to Launch Carrier Billing on Google Play

webe, the new digital mobility service provider that is part of the TM Group has partnered with mobile payments company Fortumo to launch direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store. With the partnership, webe’s subscribers can now purchase paid apps, games and in-app content from Google Play and conveniently charge the payments to their mobile phone bill.

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Malaysian Wireless: webe enables Direct Carrier Billing for Google Play Store

4G LTE mobile Telco, webe announced that it has enabled Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) for Google Play Store. With this new feature, webe customers can now purchase apps, mobile games, video content, magazine subscriptions, books and more with their webe account, without the need for credit cards.

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Digital News Asia: webe and Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play

WEBE, Malaysia’s Digital Mobility Services Provider and a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM), and the mobile payments company Fortumo on May 18 announce the launch of direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store. webe’s subscribers – also called members - can now purchase paid apps, games and in-app content from Google Play and charge the payments to their mobile phone bill.

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Developing Telecoms: webe and Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play in Malaysia

Malaysian digital mobility services provider Webe is launching direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store with Fortumo. The partnership will allow Webe’s subscribers to purchase paid apps, games and in-app content from Google Play and charge the payments to their mobile phone bill.

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Mobile Payments Today: Malaysian MNO launches Google Play carrier billing with Fortumo

Mobile payments company Fortumo and Webe, a Malaysian digital mobility services provider and subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, have announced the launch of direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store, according to a press release. The partnership will allow Webe subscribers to purchase paid apps, games and in-app content from Google Play and charge the payments to their mobile phone bill.

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Telecompaper: Webe, Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play

Digital mobility services provider Webe, a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia (TM), in partnership with mobile payments company Fortumo, has launched direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store. Webe subscribers can now purchase paid apps, games and in-app content from Google Play and charge the payments to their mobile phone bill.

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LiveAtPC: Webe Signs Direct Carrier Billing Pact With Fortumo

Webe is making life easier for gamers and other happy shoppers on Google Play store by introducing direct carrier billing service for in-app purchases.

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PaymentEye: webe and Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play

webe, Malaysia’s Digital Mobility Services Provider and a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), and the mobile payments company Fortumo are today announcing the launch of direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store. Thanks to the partnership, webe’s subscribers – also called members – can now purchase paid apps, games and in-app content from Google Play and conveniently charge the payments to their mobile phone bill.

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E27: webe customers in Malaysia can now purchase videos, games on Google Play without credit/debit card

webe, a digital mobility services provider and a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia (TM), has partnered with mobile payments company Fortumo to launch a direct carrier billing solutions on the Google Play app store. As per this partnership, webe subscribers/members can now purchase paid apps, games and in-app content from Google Play and charge the payments to their mobile phone bill.

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webe and Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play

webe, Malaysia’s Digital Mobility Services Provider and a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), and the mobile payments company Fortumo are today announcing the launch of direct carrier billing on the Google Play app store. Thanks to the partnership, webe’s subscribers – also called members - can now purchase paid apps, games and in-app content from Google Play and conveniently charge the payments to their mobile phone bill.

webe and Fortumo launch carrier billing on Google Play webe's CMO Nazeem Nasir, webe's CEO Moharmustaqeem Bin Mohammed and Fortumo's VP of BD & carrier relations Sid Sahi celebrating the launch of Google Play

“webe is pioneering a new way of looking at mobile phone and broadband plans in Malaysia. The ability to ensure that all our members are able to fully connect with online experience is important to us. Working with Fortumo, their experience will help us ensure that every member of our many communities – especially huge communities like online gaming – are able to seamlessly purchase and enjoy their games, in app upgrades and any other content they desire. Malaysian consumers in general can further extend their use of our never ending data and enhance their online experience through stores like Google Play to ensure that they have the very best content, apps, videos and books available – so now they don’t even need a credit card!” said Nazeem Nasir, Chief Marketing Officer, webe.

“webe is focused on delivering a digital lifestyle to its fast growing member base, including TM’s existing huge subscribers base. This means it was logical for webe to enable carrier billing for Google Play, the world’s leading app store with variety of apps, music and video offerings. Fortumo is the dominant carrier billing provider in Asia, and we are very proud to have been selected as partner by TM Group for the launch of Google Play payments,” said Gerri Kodres, Chief Business Officer at Fortumo.

In Malaysia, there are more than 15 million smartphone owners (50% of the population) while credit card ownership remains below 20%. This means most people cannot use credit card as method of payments with leading digital merchants such as Google. Carrier billing resolves this issue by allowing any phone owner to authorize payments using their phone and charge the transactions to their phone bill. Additional information on carrier billing in Malaysia can be found from Fortumo’s market report.

Google Play has been enabled by Fortumo’s carrier billing platform that supports both app stores and digital merchants in other segments like music and video streaming, social networking and gaming. Fortumo will also provide webe with access to Fortumo Insight, a smart data analytics platform that helps carriers track and analyze app store performance to make improvements for growing carrier billing revenue.

Fortumo has brought Google Play payments to three new countries this year: in addition to webe in Malaysia, the company has launched Google Play billing with LMT in Latvia and with Telekom Slovenije in Slovenia. Fortumo also recently expanded its Google Play coverage in Vietnam, launching payments for the mobile operators Vietnamobile and Mobifone along with its existing partnership with Viettel.

In addition to Google Play, Fortumo’s customers include Spotify, Sony, HOOQ, Gaana, Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Kinguin and Rovio. To enable payments for these merchants, Fortumo works together with mobile operators in more than 90 countries.

About webe

webe is the new digital mobility service provider that is part of the TM Group. webe’s brand philosophy is unique – ‘start here. go anywhere.’ This exemplifies the diversity of how communities can come together to make things happen, for a better Malaysia. The brand exists for our communities to co-create positive change with the power of data, technology and collaboration.

As a testament to the company’s commitment to develop deeper relationships with the communities, webe launched its unique crowd-backing online community platform called ‘webe community’ to connect, collaborate, co-create, and empower individuals, groups, and members of the local community to band together to make what Malaysians care about happen.

Under the TM’s aspiration of becoming the Malaysia’s Convergence Champion, webe will become the Centre of Excellence for Mobility in TM.

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