Vodafone India has partnered with ICICI Bank to launch the M-Pesa mobile money transfer and payment service in India. It’s estimated that approximately 700 million people in the country have no access to conventional banking.
M-Pesa was first launched in Kenya in 2007, allowing customers to send and receive small amounts of money on mobile phones.
Categories: Networks and operators, Applications, News
Tags: vodafone, india, payments, banking
In today's podcast we're talking about Samsung's new Galaxy S4 smartphone, BlackBerry's record-breaking purchase order and Intuit's mobile payment service.
There's also a discussion about the changes at ST-Ericsson, a new CEO coming to ARM, Vodafone's sponsorship plans, management moves at Android and the 2013 Mobile News Awards.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Networks and operators, Operating systems, Applications, Podcasts
Tags: podcast, samsung, android, google, st-ericsson, arm, uk, blackberry, intuit, payments, mobile news
A new report from Juniper Research says ‘direct carrier billing’ - enabling consumers to charge purchases to their mobile phone account - could transform the mobile content market. It’s found that third-party content providers with direct carrier billing have seen a five to six-fold increase in conversion rates compared with credit card billing.
In addition, average transaction values are also higher.
Tags: research, payments, applications
We're back from Mobile World Congress 2013 with the latest news for the UK mobile phone industry.
Today's conversation covers new handsets, forthcoming operating systems, apps, mobile payments, VoIP, 4G and Facebook's two-tier internet.
Tags: podcast, mobile world congress, 4g, uk, ofcom, gsma, firefox, o2, voip, applications, facebook, payments, lg, webos
Mark Bridge writes:
We’re back from Mobile World Congress – and what a show it was. Located at a new site that saw more visitors than ever before, the show had everything… except any particularly obvious theme from hardware manufacturers. Last year was the year of the quad-core smartphone, this year there was plenty of incremental innovation but nothing truly startling.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Networks and operators, Operating systems, Applications, Opinion
Tags: opinion, mobile world congress, samsung, firefox, lg, webos, payments, gsma, bluetooth, telefonica, o2, uk, 4g, vodafone, bt, ofcom
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