Opera Software and Neomobile have announced they will work together to bring mobile payment freedom to users of Neomobile services and the Opera Mini mobile browser. As part of the agreement with Opera Commerce, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, the Neomobile mobile payment system will be integrated into the Opera Payment Exchange (OPX).
OPX’s goal is to make mobile payments a secure and easy experience for the more than 200 million Opera Mini users globally. Opera Mini users will be able to buy digital goods and services on their mobile devices through direct carrier billing in each country where Neomobile has its mobile entertainment services. Opera’s browsers are also available for computers, TVs and connected devices, including Opera Mobile, the browser for high-end mobile devices.
Opera Mini users will be able to purchase goods and services in the countries where Neomobile service is offered, with the same advantages of all other mobile browser users. As a result, transactions will be billed directly to the users’ mobile-phone bill.
“We are very proud to be an Opera partner and to give the chance to all Opera Mini users worldwide to enjoy our mobile entertainment content and services through the simplicity of our one-click payment flow. The next step for us will be the integration of our Onebip mobile payment service to let merchants and other media companies to make the most of all the ways to monetize their services through the Opera Mini browser,” says Gianluca D’Agostino, CEO, Neomobile.
“Opera strives to work with partners like Neomobile to strengthen the mobile payment ecosystem for Opera Mini users through OPX,” adds Sameer Merchant, CEO, Opera Commerce. “One by one, we want to partner with premium mobile payment service providers like Neomobile to give the convenience of mobile payments to our Opera Mini users.”
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