US online mobile payments company Boku has entered a partnership with mobile commerce services provider Sprint, to allow Sprint customers to charge online purchases to their Sprint wireless bill through an authorization process.
As part of the deal, Sprint customers will be able to make purchases online from Boku’s merchant network of web-based gaming companies, social networks and service providers. Purchases can be made via the user’s Sprint phone, tablet or computer. Once the user submits their purchase, they will have to authenticate the payment and then the charge will appear on their monthly Sprint billing statement. Customers will not be required to expose personal account information while using the service.
In addition, Boku’s technology will allow developers, merchants and entrepreneurs to incorporate on-device purchasing into applications. Boku provides API-level support integrated with Sprint’s platform to allow on-device purchasing, capture and transaction processing capabilities, as well as passing refunds directly back to the customer’s account.
BOKU currently works in 66 countries and with 40 currencies and has deals with more than 250 carriers covering around 3.2 billion consumers.
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