Finnish Operator Elisa Launches Direct Carrier Billing via API Integration to Fortumo

Finnish Operator Elisa Launches Direct Carrier Billing via API Integration to Fortumo Image Credit: Fortumo

Finnish mobile operator Elisa and the mobile payments company Fortumo announced a partnership for the launch of direct carrier billing.

More than 2 million Elisa subscribers can now make purchases in app stores, inside games and for digital content by charging payments to their mobile phone bill.

While credit card ownership in Finland is relatively high, standing at 63%, carrier billing has become a popular payment method thanks to its simplicity and security.

The main benefits of carrier billing over card-based payments are that the payments take only a few seconds to complete and do not require users to share personal data.

In order to provide carrier billing for its merchants, Fortumo has integrated with Elisa’s direct carrier billing API. This will enable digital merchants to collect payments through turnkey products both on websites and inside apps while also supporting more complex and advanced integrations through Fortumo’s Payments API

The latter is used by leading digital companies including Google Play and Spotify to enable mobile payments for their users.

Martin Koppel, CEO and Co-Founder, Fortumo
Nordic telcos are global frontrunners in mobile data provisioning and bringing new digital services to their subscribers. Carrier billing a is logical step to widen the choice of services to Elisa Finland customers. We are looking forward to working with Elisa in enabling carrier billing for leading digital merchants in Finland.

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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