Microsoft Integrates with MACH to Extend Operator Billing for Apps

Software giant Microsoft has closed a deal that will help more Windows Phone users to make payment for the Marketplace apps through their phone bills.

Microsoft's Commerce Platform is responsible for handling the payments on the company Marketplace and now this Commerce Platform has been integrated with Direct Billing Gateway (DBG) which has been developed by Mach.

According to Mach, with this integration mobile carriers can easily add operator billing and the customers of Canadian telecom operator Telus communications will be among the very first ones to gain from this latest arrangement.

Vice president Mobile Billing and Payments at Mach, Charles Damen, stated that for the users this new operator billing will offer easier payment process. The top executive stated that the users need to click to make any purchase without the need of provide any credit card details or storing them on the servers of app store, reported Computer World.

Telecom operators like Sprint, Vodafone, AT&T and Telenor have started offering their users the option for paying for applications via their monthly bill. Besides, these T-Mobile as well as Orange have also started offering operator billing for Windows Phone apps with the use of various other payment platforms.