Bango, the mobile payment and analytics company, have announced that their integration with Mozilla’s Firefox Marketplace is now live. Bango is providing operator billing and other billing options in the first Firefox OS launch markets, meaning Firefox Marketplace users can choose to charge the cost of digital purchases to their phone bill.
The service has launched for Firefox OS customers in both Spain and Colombia through the mobile network operator Telefónica, while Poland has gone live through T-Mobile. In addition, Venezuela has launched using Bango’s credit card billing connectivity initially, to be followed by operator billing. Further markets are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The launches leverage Bango’s established direct billing partnerships with both Telefónica Digital and T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom, and follow the May 2013 announcement of a Global Payment Services Agreement between Bango and Mozilla. The Bango Payments Platform enables users of Firefox Marketplace to easily purchase digital content without the need for a credit or debit card. Instead, Bango’s unique billing identification technology ensures users enjoy one-click operator billing, paying on their pre or post-paid phone bill. As a result, Bango achieves industry leading conversion rates.
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