DOCOMO Digital, Vodacom to launch Google Play carrier billing integration in Tanzania

Global mobile payments company, DOCOMO Digital has partnered with Vodacom in Tanzania to give customers in the land of Kilimanjaro the option to pay for content on the Google Play Store using “Vodacom Airtime” carrier billing, the company said.

The integration, which is powered by DOCOMO Digital´s mobile payments platform, allows Vodacom Tanzania customers to pay for content and products from the Google Play Store through their Vodacom Airtime or mobile phone bill or prepaid balance, respectively.

The service is available to more than 12 million Vodacom customers in Tanzania with an Android smartphone or tablet. From today, customers matching this criterion can purchase content and products from the Google Play Store and pay for them using Vodacom Airtime “carrier billing”.

DOCOMO Digital is a provider of a global payments platform to OTTs, merchants and content providers. It is a fully owned subsidiary of the Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO. DOCOMO Digital is headquartered in London but is a global company, present in 35 offices across six continents.

Vodacom Tanzania PLC is the mobile communication service provider with the fastest data network in the country. We provide communication services to over 12 million subscribers. Vodacom Tanzania and its subsidiary companies are part of the Vodacom Group registered in South Africa which is in turn owned by Vodacom Group Plc of the United Kingdom.