Spotify Expands Carrier Billing Availability in Asia with Fortumo

Spotify Expands Carrier Billing Availability in Asia with Fortumo Image Credit: Spotify

Fortumo, the international mobile payment provider, recently announced its partnership with Spotify to introduce carrier billing program specifically for Spotify users in Indonesia and Philippines.

Spotify uses Fortumo’s Payments API which allows merchants to take advantage of the bigger reach of carrier billing while preserving features of card-based payment processing such as free trial support, flexible pricing and control over the billing cycle. Merchant-branded checkout flows supported by the API increase user trust during the checkout process and authenticating the user over a data connection means payments can be completed in a few seconds.

In recent news from the region, Fortumo announced a partnership with Indosat in Indonesia. As part of the Spotify network, Fortumo also works with Smart and Globe in the Philippines.

Andrea Boetti, Vice President of Global Business Development at Fortumo
Asia leads the growth of online content consumption and digital merchants are increasingly focusing on user acquisition in the region. Collecting payments from these users is not easy however, as most people do not own a credit card. Carrier billing solves this problem by letting any mobile phone owner make online payments. 

Patrik Falk, Head of Direct Subscriptions for Spotify at Asia Pacific
As a brand, we are always looking at ways for music fans to conveniently access Spotify Premium. We are excited to be working with Fortumo, whose services will increase the current payment options we have for our customers. 

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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