Bango enables new payment option for Amazon customers in Japan

Bango announces that it has enabled a new payment method for Amazon customers in Japan. Amazon customers with a KDDI (au) or NTT DOCOMO mobile phone account can now pay for physical goods from Amazon.co.jp, by charging the cost to their mobile phone bill.

Adding carrier billing as a payment option increases choice for customers in Japan, making it easy to complete purchases. Selecting this payment method enables instant purchase completion, without needing to register card details online. Bango technology ensures reliability, security and customer success when paying with carrier billing. Continue reading

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Smartfren and Bango launch Google Play carrier billing

  • Google Play carrier billing now live through Bango across Smartfren, Indosat and XL
  • Bango Platform powering 15 app store activations across top five Indonesian operators

Bango is pleased to announce that Smartfren, the leading Indonesian Mobile Network Operator, has used the Bango Platform to launch one-click carrier billing payment for Google Play customers.

Significantly, this launch is the fifteenth app store carrier billing activation through the Bango Platform in Indonesia. Bango has launched multiple Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) routes across each of the ‘top five’ operators in Indonesia, enabling hundreds of millions of users to fully engage with the leading app stores from Google, Microsoft, BlackBerry and Samsung.

“The relationships Bango has in Indonesia have created a country-wide standard for app store billing.” said Ray Anderson, Bango CEO. “Bango’s technical and operational experience in the market makes it easy for stores and merchants to launch mobile payments in this large and vibrant economy”.

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VIVA Bahrain enhances Google Play Direct Carrier Billing with Bango Platform

VIVA Bahrain has announced today the successful deployment of the Bango Platform to enhance its Direct Carrier Billing in Google Play and augment its online customer payment experience.

Originally launched in 2016 through a direct connection, VIVA Bahrain’s Direct Billing service unlocks the online world of content by allowing customers to enjoy the ease and security of making Google Play purchases using their VIVA account. Award winning Bango Boost post-launch technology will now be applied to the route, providing VIVA Bahrain customers with an effortless payment experience.

VIVA Bahrain is focused on providing customers with a superior service and growing the success of its app store carrier billing business. Continue reading

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Bango CEO Ray Anderson appointed to MEF Global Board

Ray Anderson, Bango CEO and co-founder, has been elected to the Global Board of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF). MEF are the global trade body whose goal is to accelerate the growth of a sustainable and inclusive mobile ecosystem.  Continue reading

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Bango Boost version 2 released

  • Enables developers to increase sales through targeted marketing
  • Provides industry-wide benchmarks to improve revenue performance

Bango announces the launch of Bango Boost v2. Building on the MEFFY award-winning first release, Bango Boost v2 enables major stores and merchants to use predictive insights to:

  • Optimize marketing to increase spending on specific billing routes
  • Target offers at specific customer profile
  • Collaborate with operators to customize campaigns

Bango Boost v1 achieved significant success for operators by focusing on the causes of friction in payment routes. It increased basic transaction success rate by between 20% and 40%, and sometimes more. Bango Boost v2 expands on this, providing stores and merchants with comprehensive data analysis, including benchmarking performance against the wider market. Continue reading

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Bango continues rapid-fire roll out of Google Play carrier billing with two in one week

Bango Payment Platform ensures rapid, error-free integration and activation

Bango and Batelco, the Bahraini mobile operator, have launched carrier billing for Google Play ahead of schedule, thanks to the highly-evolved capabilities of the Bango Payment Platform. Batelco customers started using carrier billing to purchase apps, games, music and films, after the operator completed a rapid, error-free activation of the service using the Bango Payment Platform.

The Bango platform technology has enabled the smooth launch of more than 20 app store grade carrier billing routes across the Middle East region. The Batelco Google Play activation was in the same week as the Bango Payment Platform was used to activate Google Play in Oman. Continue reading

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Bango Boost receives Innovation in Engagement award

Bango has continued its history of award wins at the Meffys, this year winning the Innovation in Engagement award for Bango Boost technology. This comes only weeks after Bango won the Best Alternative Payments Project at the Payments Awards, for enabling the first launch of Direct Carrier Billing in India with Google Play. Continue reading

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