Thursday, March 24, 2011

A World's First at International CTIA 2011 - CHARGE Anywhere Enables Google®'s Nexus Phone to Accept MasterCard PayPass and Visa Blink NFC Payment Cards - Turning Nexus Phone into an NFC Payment Acceptance Terminal!

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J.March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CHARGE Anywhere®, LLC, a leading provider of Mobile Payment solutions and payment gateway services, announced today a revolutionary, technological break-through for NFC mobile payments. CHARGE Anywhere's mobile payment software can now transform Google's Nexus S™ into an NFC payment acceptance terminal.
CHARGE Anywhere's mobile payment application for Android™ platform enables any business to process credit card, check and ACH payments in the field. Now, with this advancement, CHARGE Anywhere can empower any business to take the leap into the future by accepting NFC payments in the field with their Nexus S smartphone. CHARGE Anywhere intends to expand its portfolio of NFC mobile payment acceptance solutions as additional smartphones are released.
"CHARGE Anywhere continues to push the envelope of technological innovation by providing businesses with access to the most advanced and feature rich payment acceptance technology. The CHARGE Anywhere payment platform has always stayed ahead of the payment technology curve and by adding NFC payments ensures that our partnering financial institutions, mobile network operators and distributors always have the most competitive advantage in delivering secure payment technology," said Paul Sabella, President and CEO of CHARGE Anywhere.
CHARGE Anywhere's mobile payments solutions are winners of the 2010 BlackBerry Super App Challenge - Regional Selection, the 2010 CTIA E-Tech Awards in the Mobile Applications - Mobile Payments Category, the 2010 Mobile Merit Awards for Best Overall Enabler Application, the 2009 Best of Interop-PCI Security Solution Award and the 2009 Electronic Transaction Association Technology Innovation Award.
About CHARGE Anywhere, LLC
CHARGE Anywhere is the developer of proprietary Payment Card Industry (PCI) PA-DSS validated CHARGE Anywhere® v2.0.0 Mobile Payment/POS software and PCI DSS Level 1 compliant ComsGate® Payment Gateway. For more information contact them, or (800) 211-1256.
©2011 CHARGE Anywhere, LLC. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names referenced in this material are the property of their respective owners. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

BOKU Partners with O2 and mpass in Germany for Direct Mobile Billing

The mpass system driven by O2, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom allows merchants to accept payments for virtual, digital and physical goods.

SAN FRANCISCO & MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Telefónica OGermany, a leading provider of broadband and mobile services, and BOKU Inc., the global leader in online mobile payments, today announced a direct carrier billing relationship. O2 customers can now use BOKU’s payment platform to purchase virtual and digital goods ranging from .09 Euros to 30.00 Euros. O2 customers pay for goods by entering their mobile number and charging directly to their mobile phone carrier bill.
“Understanding customer needs and merchant requirements in regards to our payment products is essential for continuing our success story in the mobile payment area. A close collaboration with BOKU ensures we position ourselves closely to the key players in the market”
O2 is part of Telefónica, a leading global provider of broadband and mobile services, and the second largest carrier group in the world. O2’s mpass system allows direct carrier billing for the purchase of virtual, digital and physical goods.
This new partnership integrates the BOKU mobile payments platform into O2 Germany’s operator billing interface, enabling the following advanced features:
  • Support for one-off and subscription payments in Germany
  • Full pricing granularity from .09 Euros to 30.00 Euros
  • Authorization and Capture APIs with refund support
  • In-App Billing support
  • Web Billing support
The Boku service offers consumers a quicker and easier way to pay online when compared with existing credit card solutions.
“This agreement opens up the opportunity for BOKU merchants to offer payment for physical goods as well as virtual and digital goods,” said James Patmore, Managing Director, BOKU in EMEA. “Our partnership with O2 confirms our vision of evolving online mobile payments into a range of new vertical markets.”
“Understanding customer needs and merchant requirements in regards to our payment products is essential for continuing our success story in the mobile payment area. A close collaboration with BOKU ensures we position ourselves closely to the key players in the market,” said Michiel van Eldik, Managing Director Wholesale and Partner Management, Telefónica O2 Germany.
“We want to provide our customers with a safe, reliable, and convenient payment solution to pay for goods, be they virtual or physical,” continued O2’s van Eldik. “BOKU’s mobile payments platform has the right blend of technology and finance-grade infrastructure to mesh well with O2 customer needs.”
BOKU’s bank-grade mobile payment service is available to online merchants and publishers on a global scale. The BOKU service enables merchants and publishers to drive incremental revenue by offering carrier billing as a payment option to their customers. BOKU is connected to 230 mobile operators in more than 65 countries, and provides access to more than 2.5 billion potential customers who can pay by mobile.
About BOKU:
BOKU is the standard for online payments using your mobile phone, making it easy to purchase goods and charge to your mobile operator bill. BOKU brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together on the web, creating a trusted, accessible market for consumers, publishers and carriers alike. Based in San Francisco with offices in Europe and Asia, BOKU reaches over 2.5 billion consumers worldwide. With localization in 28 different languages, BOKU operates in 64 different countries, across 230 different carriers globally. Leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists fund BOKU including Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, DAG Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. For more information visit:
BOKU and Pay by Mobile are registered trademarks or trademarks of BOKU, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. BOKU reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
About mpass:
mpass is the mobile internet payment system provided by the German telecommunication companies Telekom Germany, Vodafone Germany and O2 Germany. Since 2008, more than 20 million potential mobile customers with a bank account in Germany are preregistered for this comfortable and secure payment method. The service is not only available to customers of Telekom, Vodafone and O2, but to all mobile users who are customers of German mobile telecommunication providers. With mpass, Telekom, Vodafone and O2 have expanded their innovative technology and services range by the additional mobile payment portfolio. Detailed information is also available at
About Telefónica O2:
Telefónica O2 Germany GmbH & Co. OHG belongs to Telefónica Europe and is part of the Spanish telecommunication group Telefónica S.A. The Company offers its German private and business customers postpaid and prepaid mobile telecom products as well as innovative mobile data services based on the GPRS and UMTS technologies. In addition, the integrated communications provider also offers DSL fixed network telephony and high-speed internet. Telefónica Europe has about 55 million mobile and fixed network customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.

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