Microsoft and Movistar Spain reach an agreement on carrier billing

Microsoft and Movistar Spain have agreed to implement carrier billing for Windows Phone users in Spain according to a press release published yesterday.

The agreement will allow users to charge for applications and music directly to their phone bill or the balance of their pre-paid card, eliminating the need to get a credit card, which is not popular in much of Europe.

Microsoft notes users can set up their phone so a PIN will be requested before purchases are made, preventing bill shock, and that purchases will be associated with their Live ID and be available on new handsets when they upgrade.

Microsoft recently announced that they have similar agreements with 25 carriers around the world, and that carrier billing generally triples the number of applications purchased.

Via Telecompaper