Telenor Users Can Buy Apps, Games on Google Play Store Using Mobile Balance

Telenor Pakistan today launched Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) that allows customers to purchase apps/games from Google Play while using their Mobile balance.

First in the Pakistani market, Direct Carrier Billing eliminates the need of credit/debit card by allowing Telenor users to pay for their favorite apps in Google Play and in-app purchases directly from their mobile balance.

Customers can easily activate DCB on their android handsets by adding ‘Use Telenor Billing’ in the payment methods of their Google Play account menu. Once the activation is complete, the user can simply click on ‘Buy’ on their favorite Google Play content, select ‘Bill my Telenor account’, and provide their Google account password to confirm the purchase.

To boost customer trust and avoid accidental purchases, DCB comes with a refund option that is visible immediately on the purchased app and lasts for two hours Users can keep full track of their DCB purchases via ‘Order History’ in their Google Play account menu.

“We want to simplify and secure digital purchases for our users and DCB achieves it,” said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO, Telenor Pakistan. “Through Direct Carrier Billing, we have eliminated the need of credit/debit cards – which most of our young users and unbanked population lacks access to – and boosted customer trust in making digital payments as DCB comes with a refund option and password protects each purchase. Being the country’s primary digital lifestyle partner, Telenor Pakistan will continue to strengthen the country’s digital and ecommerce ecosystem.”

Head of Digital Products, Telenor Pakistan, Nauman Pervaiz said, “With DCB on Google Play store, consumers will be able to make in-app purchases from within their favorite apps simply by using their mobile balance. New payment options not only help consumers access more content they love, DCB also has the potential to nurture the local app developer economy, incentivizing developers to build for the local market. Telenor is proud to have played a part in bridging financial inclusion and pushing forward our mission of digitizing the future.”

Telenor subscribers can start purchasing their favorite digital content from Google Play store right away as the service is now available to both prepaid and postpaid customers.

    • maybe to support those developers who work day and night to make those and then upload it to earn money?

        • Abdul Wahab apnay naam ka hi lehaz kar lo aap. Piracy ko barhawa denay ki aap baat kar rehay ho…. 200-300 Rs ki aap tu student b pay kar sakta hai. or aap chori ki baat kar rehay ho

          • Ye PAK Hai : Yaha Sub Milta Hai Free Main Jaisa K Ap Jante he Nahi Or Commenter Bhi Janta Hai :
            Is Main Naam Kaha Se a Gya Beach Main ??? Jo Such Hai Wo to Rahyga

          • Brother do not go to someone’s Personal thing, like name. if u have abundant money then help poor and needy people of Pakistan.

            • بدقسمتی سے عبد الوہاب کے بات ٹھیک ہے یہی سچائی ہے لیکن یہ بھی ہم کو ماننا پڑے گا کہ یہ غلط طریقہ ہے۔ بالکل ایسے جیسے بچہ بچہ جانتا ہے پاکستان میں ہر جگہ اور ہر لیول پر کرپشن ہو رہی ہے اور یہ بھی سب جانتے ہیں کہ یہ غلط ہے لیکن “پاکستان ہے” اور “سب چلتا ہے” والی سوچ ہماری جان نہیں چھوڑ رہی۔ ایپلیکیشن ڈویلپرز کتنے ہفتوں اور مہینوں کے محنت کے بعد جا کے ایک ایپلیکیشن تیار کرتے ہیں اور وہ بہت کم قیمت پر ایپلیکیشن کو پلے سٹور پر اپ لوڈ کرتے ہیں لیکن کوئی پیسے خرچ نہیں کرنا چاہتا اور مفت میں سب کچھ لے لینا چاہتا ہے۔

      • because we might need decades to understand stealing of virtual stuff is same as physical stuff stealing.

        • Brother, Pakistan mein konsa Qanoon hai jiss par uss ke rooh kay mutabiq amal ho raha hai?
          example: You can not buy a “Prescription Medicine” without a valid Prescription, but in Pakistan you can buy any medicine without any prescription.
          And in Pakistan, who has the authority to sell a medicine???
          In Pakistan anyone can sell a medicine.

  • I tried upgrading my google drive storage from within the app, it wouldn’t let me do it. Asked me to log into drive through desktop browser. while other in-app purchases worked just fine.

  • Every App will be 40% expensive using this option… Waiting for Easypaisa option to be introduced.

  • when i press telenor billing, it says…. “contact us to remove hold on
    your account” ……. it say it on all google accounts i have. what should i dooo

  • Bad news Google play has blocked telenor billing option from the paymemt methods because of the frauds Pakistani people do with refund policies.

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