Amazon goes live with Bango carrier billing in Germany

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Bango, the mobile payments company, has announced it is working with Amazon and Telefónica Deutschland for carrier billing services on Telefónica’s network in Germany.

Carrier billing is frictionless, one-click payment for digital goods, charging the cost to the consumer’s mobile phone bill. It requires no registration, form filling or fiddling with credit cards. Carrier billing is vital in markets where consumers don’t have, or wish to use credit cards. It’s ideally suited to low value impulse purchases.

The Bango service will be deployed gradually through next year on certain Amazon mobile applications running on Telefónica devices in Germany.

In December 2011, Bango announced that it was working with Amazon to provide mobile payment services.