Telenor Pakistan Launches Direct Carrier Billing on Google Play Store

Telenor Pakistan Launches Direct Carrier Billing on Google Play Store Image Credit: Telenor Pakistan

Telenor Pakistan has recently launched Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) to enables both prepaid and postpaid customers to purchase content from Google Play using their mobile balance.

First in the Pakistani market, DCB eliminates the need of credit/debit card by allowing Telenor users to pay for their favorite apps in Google Play and in-app purchases directly from their mobile balance.

According to Telenor Pakistan, customers can easily activate DCB on their android handsets by adding ‘Use Telenor Billing’ in the payment methods of their Google Play account menu. Once the activation is complete, the user can simply click on ‘Buy’ on their favorite Google Play content, select ‘Bill my Telenor account’, and provide their Google account password to confirm the purchase.

To boost customer trust and avoid accidental purchases, DCB comes with a refund option that is visible immediately on the purchased app and lasts for two hours Users can keep full track of their DCB purchases via ‘Order History’ in their Google Play account menu.

Wahab Khan, CEO, Telenor Pakistan
Through Direct Carrier Billing, we have eliminated the need of credit/debit cards – which most of our young users and unbanked population lacks access to – and boosted customer trust in making digital payments as DCB comes with a refund option and password protects each purchase. 

Nauman Pervaiz, Head of Digital Products 
With DCB on Google Play store, consumers will be able to make in-app purchases from within their favorite apps simply by using their mobile balance. New payment options not only help consumers access more content they love, DCB also has the potential to nurture the local app developer economy, incentivizing developers to build for the local market.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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