Boku and Zong, two popular mobile phone payment systems have both just announced a new partnership with BilltoMobile, which is directly connected to the Verizon Wireless billing system. This new deal will allow Verizon customers to purchase virtual goods, apps and other items and have them billed directly billed to their cell phone.
For Boku users, after a purchase is initiated, the user will receive a text message to confirm the purchase. Boku’s mobile payments platform is active in 65 countries worldwide, with direct billing connections to carriers around the world including AT&T in the US and Vodafone in the UK. Zong, on the other hand, is the payment provider for Facebook credits, and provides payment capabilities to about 50 countries.
Both partnerships are welcome as the world is shifting to new technologies to handle their bill pay, and why not have all mobile purchases one on bill?