Category Archives: Mobile Payment

Premium SMS vs Direct Operator Billing

Bango has always focused on Direct Operator Billing – and avoided the use of Premium SMS (PSMS). PSMS has a potential for poor user experiences and does not provide the security and auditability of payment processing that is required by the … Continue reading

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Commentary on Facebook Payments Test and Bango Opportunities

Facebook has announced that it is working on a system to remember payment credentials – such as credit card numbers, addresses and expiry dates, so that it can “pre-populate” fields in applications with this information. If you visit an e-commerce site or app and … Continue reading

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Bango brings Facebook into the Payforit community

Single-click billing is key to unlocking the business potential of the mobile web. Bango today announces the integration of Payforit single-click operator billing into Facebook’s mobile site. The move will help to optimize the payment experience for Facebook users in … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Mobile Strategy

Last night, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave his first interview since Facebook’s float. In particular he gave an update on the importance of mobile to Facebook’s future.  He revealed that his letter to investors of more than 2,000 words was … Continue reading

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Amazon opportunities in mobile

Following the launch today of a new line of Kindle devices, a number of people have asked if Amazon is planning to deploy content to mobile devices other than Kindle. What may have been overlooked is that Amazon has already … Continue reading

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Facebook starts roll out of Bango services in new mobile payment flow

Following on from Bango’s agreement to provide payment services to Facebook in February, Facebook has announced the initial availability of these services to its developers as part of an improved mobile payments flow. Facebook says here: “At Mobile World Congress … Continue reading

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The Mobile Payments Market

Bango operates within the Mobile Payments Market.  Our focus is on providing an excellent payment experience for users of mobile devices, and primarily around the use of mobile operator billing systems to collect payments. Mobile Payments Today has produced an … Continue reading

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How does Carrier Billing compare with Credit Card and Paypal for Blackberry App World?

This is a question that is often asked by investors seeking to forecast how fast Bango’s transaction volume will grow in coming months and years. Bango is unable to disclose information about the sales of our customers, but a small … Continue reading

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How do Boku and Zong systems differ from Bango Payment?

Boku and Zong are systems that allow users of PC browser based applications to place charges to their phone bills – sometimes called “Bill to my Mobile Number”. Bango is focussed on collecting payments from applications running on a mobile … Continue reading

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Free Premium Apps for Blackberry Users – any impact on Bango Business?

RIM – the makers of the Blackberry – (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced today that a selection of premium apps worth a total value of more than $100 will be offered free of charge to subscribers as an expression of … Continue reading

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