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BlackBerry users can now benefit from App World carrier billing from over 50 international networks



Hot off the press today, RIM has announced that they now have App World integrated billing implemented with more than 50 carriers worldwide. While this may not be the biggest news of the year, it does offer huge advantages to many BlackBerry users.

As an example - here in the UK a big percentage of BlackBerry addicts are teenagers which many will not have access to a credit or debit card for App World payments. Carrier billing will allow them to purchase the apps they want and the cost will just be added to their monthly bill if a contract user. Not only does this take away purchase restrictions but it also simplifies things.

With the BlackBerry subscriber base still growing (despite what the media say) this really is another step in the right direction for RIM and fingers crossed the option will be available to many more carriers as we head into 2013 and get the good stuff - BlackBerry 10.  

You can catch the full press release below.

Sprint on board as first carrier to offer BlackBerry Mobile Fusion as a carrier-billed application

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion

Sprint has announced today that they will be offering BlackBerry Mobile Fusion as a carrier billed application for their customers, simplifying the billing process for business customers and allowing those customers to maintain one solution for all of their employees mobile devices. 

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion provides the flexibility to secure mobile devices in a simple, sensible and seamless way. A variety of policies provide maximum control with minimal impact to the user experience. You can find the full press release below. 

Vodacom brings integrated carrier billing to their customers


Vodacom brings integrated carrier billing to their customers

BlackBerry App World carrier billing arrives on Virgin Mobile UK

BlackBerry App World Carrier Billing

Although they're not the first to have it in the UK, Virgin Mobile have joined the likes of Telefonica and Vodafone having now integrated BlackBerry App World carrier billing.

Globe Telecom welcomes Integrated Carrier Billing


BlackBerry App World Carrier Billing 

Last week we posted that more and more carriers are introducing integrated carrier billing for App World, with more than 40 carriers worldwide already using it. Next in line to do so is Globe Telecom which operates in Spain and the Philippines. It allows both postpaid and prepaid customers to purchase apps on App World.

Press Release

Globe Telecom to Integrate Carrier Billing on BlackBerry App World 

Globe Telecom's BlackBerry smartphone customers will be able to apply purchases from BlackBerry App World directly to their Globe Telecom bill

Barcelona, Spain and Manila, The Philippines - Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and Globe Telecom today announced that Globe customers will enjoy the ease and convenience of applying their app purchases on BlackBerry App WorldTM to their postpaid or prepaid accounts.

BlackBerry App World Integrated Carrier Billing gains momentum

BlackBerry App World

Mobile World Congress kicks off today and while we have Simon Sage is there in Barcelona getting us goodies, though we're not expecting there to be huge news on the BlackBerry front. However, today RIM has announced that there are now over 40 carriers around the world that have integrated carrier billing for customers to purchase apps through BlackBerry App World.

Some of the carriers include: 

  • A1 Telekom (Austria)
  • AT&T (United States)
  • Bell (Canada)
  • Digicel (25 markets in the Caribbean and Latin America)
  • Indosat (Indonesia)
  • Rogers Wireless (Canada) 
  • SFR (France)
  • Telefonica (UK)
  • T-Mobile (United States)
  • Telus (Canada)
  • Telstra (Australia)
  • Vodafone (Spain, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, United Kingdom & Netherlands) 

Carriers have seen an increase of 120% in app downloads by introducing carrier billing, so it is expected that more carriers will start to integrated carrier billing in the future, making it easier then ever for folks to purchases apps.

Vodafone Spain now supports carrier billing on BlackBerry App World


BlackBerry App World Carrier Billing 

BlackBerry App World integrated carrier billing comes to Telefónica


BlackBerry Carrier Billing

RIM has announced that they are working together with Spanish based mobile operator Telefónica to enable App World carrier billing. This will allow Telefónica customers to purchase apps on App World and be charged through their monthly bill. As well as that, In-app purchases can also be charged via their monthly bill allowing for a more seamless purchase of digital goods.