Play Poland, Digital Gaming Marketplace Kinguin Launch Direct Carrier Billing with Fortumo

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Play Poland, Digital Gaming Marketplace Kinguin Launch Direct Carrier Billing with Fortumo Image Credit: Kinguin

The digital gaming marketplace Kinguin and the mobile operator Play have launched direct carrier billing in Poland through Fortumo’s Hosted DCB.

More than 15 million Play subscribers can now purchase leading digital games, in-game content and software from Kinguin’s marketplace by conveniently charging the payments to their mobile phone bill.

For Kinguin’s customers, paying with carrier billing is very simple. After selecting the product which they wish to purchase, they only need to enter their phone number and confirm the payment through a PIN code. Customers do not need to sign up for any additional accounts or enter their personal information to pay through Fortumo. Instead, the fee is charged to their mobile phone bill which means even those people without a bank account are able to make payments.

This payments product gives merchants access to the latest and most advanced technology made available by telecom companies (including dynamic pricing and automated refunds).

At the same time, merchants don’t need to invest time into localization or compliance of the checkout flows as they are managed by Fortumo and localized for each country. Kinguin has been using Hosted DCB to collect payments from mobile users in Poland since June 2017.

Lukasz Tomaszek, Product Development Manager, Direct Billing, Play
This is another step in the implementation of our strategy for the development of payments from Play, where using their phone number, players can do convenient and safe payments for their favorite games by adding a payment to their phone account or using the funds accumulated on their prepaid balance.

Andrea Boetti, VP of Global Business Development, Fortumo
We are very excited to support Kinguin and Play in rolling out their partnership in Poland, growing revenue for all sides involved and giving gamers a simple, safe and secure method to pay for entertainment online.

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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