Carrier billing: collect online payments from any mobile user

Carrier billing...

  • lets any mobile user pay online by charging purchases to their phone bill
  • works on smartphones, feature phones, desktop devices, tablets and smart TV-s
  • provides the simplest checkout experience out of any online payment method
Hosted DCB: global direct carrier billing coverage in 40+ countries,

Benefits of using carrier billing

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New paying users

80% of people globally don’t have a credit card. Most of these people have a mobile device, which means they can use carrier billing instead.

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Better conversion

Users don’t need to sign in, create accounts or fill out forms. This gives carrier billing unmatched conversion rates in online payments.

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Safe for consumers

No personal data is shared during the transaction, giving users protection from identity fraud and confidence in completing the payment.

How does carrier billing work?

User decides to make a purchase.
User enters their phone number.
User confirms transaction on their mobile device.
Money is deducted from their phone balance.
How does carrier billing work

Where is carrier billing used?

Carrier billing is a global payment solution, deployed by thousands of merchants and hundreds of mobile operators.

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Fortumo’s carrier billing is used by leading digital merchants in gaming, streaming and many other industry verticals.

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How to get started with carrier billing?
Fortumo offers carrier billing through two payment products:
Web SDK: global direct carrier billing coverage in 80+ countries
Web SDK
Hosted DCB & Web SDK: direct carrier billing
Hosted DCB
Countries covered:80+ countries, 280+ telcos40+ countries, 100+ telcos
Integration time:1-5 days2-4 weeks
Works with:Smartphones Desktop Feature phones Smart TV-sSmartphones Desktop Feature phones Smart TV-s
Payment confirmation mechanisms:PIN codes / OTP Header Enrichment Premium SMS (varies by telco)PIN codes / OTP Header Enrichment (varies by telco)
Services and goods pricing capability:Limited price points defined by telcos (fixed pricing)Any price points defined by the merchant (dynamic pricing)
Subscription support:In select marketsYes
Built-in promotional capabilities:-Supports discounted offers and free trials
Messaging capabilities:Messaging APIMessaging API
Refunding capabilities:Manual refundsRefund API
Reporting capabilities:Reporting APIReporting API
Bundling capabilities:-Integrated with Fortumo's bundling platform
Support provided by Fortumo:Self-service setup through Fortumo’s Dashboard Dedicated integration and account manager
Get startedRead the documentationRead the documentation
How to get started with carrier billing?
Fortumo offers carrier billing through two payment products:
Web SDK: global direct carrier billing coverage in 80+ countries
Web SDK
Hosted DCB & Web SDK: direct carrier billing
Hosted DCB
Countries covered:
80+ countries, 280+ telcos40+ countries, 100+ telcos
Integration time:
1-5 days2-4 weeks
Works with:
Smartphones Desktop Feature phones Smart TV-sSmartphones Desktop Feature phones Smart TV-s
Payment confirmation mechanisms:
PIN codes / OTP Header Enrichment Premium SMS (varies by telco)PIN codes / OTP Header Enrichment (varies by telco)
Services and goods pricing capability:
Limited price points defined by telcos (fixed pricing)Any price points defined by the merchant (dynamic pricing)
Subscription support:
In select marketsYes
Built-in promotional capabilities:
-Supports discounted offers and free trials
Messaging capabilities:
Messaging APIMessaging API
Refunding capabilities:
Manual refundsRefund API
Reporting capabilities:
Reporting APIReporting API
Bundling capabilities:
-Integrated with Fortumo's bundling platform
Support provided by Fortumo:
Self-service setup through Fortumo’s Dashboard Dedicated integration and account manager
Get startedRead the documentationRead the documentation

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Patrik Falk

"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.”

Floriane Gramlich

"We operate in high growth markets where card penetration is low and people prefer local payment methods. Carrier billing provides our users with an accessible payment method.”

Faheem Bakshi

"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.”