Deutsche Telekom and mopay are extending their carrier billing partnership, which allows consumers to make purchases by adding them to their phone bill.
The agreement reaches approximately 142 million mobile customers in 14 markets, the companies say in a March 17 press release.
Mopay's services connect to Deutsche Telekom's international payment hub, called the Service Delivery Platform. Consumers who use mopay provide a phone number to a merchant, and mopay sends a PIN to that phone. The consumer then provides the PIN to the merchant for authentication.
Mopay also has carrier billing agreements with Telefonica, Telenor and Singtel.