Telkom introduces Google, Bango billing Apps



PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – TELKOM mobile network has introduced the technology to purchase apps and content from Google Play™ using their devices, a development it said was the first in South Africa.

The new development would enable its customers to securely and conveniently purchase apps and content from Google Play™ using their devices before charging it directly to their Telkom mobile bill or airtime.

Telkom Managing Director for Mobile and Consumer, Attila Vitai, said the service was made possible through the integration of its Billing service with the Bango Payments Platform.

Vitai said this would enable Telkom customers to buy books, applications and in-game purchases from the Google Play™ Store and charge it directly to their mobile phone bill or airtime.

“Telkom is striving to make our customers’ experience more streamlined and simple. This partnership with Bango provides Telkom customers with a seamless experience of purchasing applications from Google Play™ and charging it directly to their mobile phone bill or airtime,” Vitai said.

Commenting about the same development, Bango Chief Executive Officer, Ray Anderson, said Telkom customers could make in-app purchases, such as additional content or new levels for a gaming app, without interruption to the app experience.

“Bango has long understood that sub-Saharan Africa is a key growth market for our frictionless payment technology. Launching the best payment experience, for the world’s most popular app store and in Africa’s largest market, is a proud milestone for both Bango and our partner Telkom SA,” Anderson said.

He added: “Google Play is a trademark of Google Inc.”

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