Vodacom brings integrated carrier billing to their customers
More and more carriers are joining the carrier billing campaign. Whlie many would still prefer to keep to the separate way of paying for app purchases there are many who welcome the addition of carrier billing. Vodacom is the latest carrier to offer its customers integrated billing for purchasing apps through App World. It extends to both prepaid and contract customers. With the payment being deducted from prepaid top-ups and charges being added to monthly contract bills.
Data demand in the country is increasing and carriers want to make sure they maintain their customers amid stiff competition between them. With BlackBerry owing to 65% of the market share in South Africa, carriers and as well as RIM would want to make sure they keep their customers happy as they Android market is slowly growing.
Do you use carrier billing to make App World payments or do you prefer paying for those separately? Let us know in the comments. Personally, I like paying through Paypal, although I do welcome carrier billing. It's how UK networks used to charge for things before apps became the 'in' thing.