Microsoft has extended Windows Store carrier billing to Indonesian mobile operator 3 PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia (H3I).
The carrier billing allows H3I subscribers to pay for Windows Store purchases (apps, games, music and video) via their phone credit, allowing users who do not have credit cards to access store content on both their PC and phones.
The system powered by Docom Digital subsidiary and Germany-based carrier billing specialist net-m and is an extension of parent company CK Hutchison Group’s “3” framework contract.
Microsoft has said carrier billing increases sales by 8 times and provides access to the unbanked and underbanked. Microsoft hopes to extend carrier billing to all carriers, allowing subscribers access to products such as Office365 which would not otherwise be available to them.