SAN JOSE, Calif. – MobilityWire® – January 31, 2012
PaymentOne (www.paymentone.com), a global leader in mobile payments, and Live Gamer (www.livegamer.com), the world’s first combined digital commerce and advertising platform for the interactive entertainment industry, today announced that PaymentOne has been added to the Live Gamer platform to expand global mobile payment options. PaymentOne’s AnyPhone platform offers end users the simplest means possible for making in-game purchases with their mobile phones.
Through this partnership, PaymentOne becomes an integrated payment provider in Live Gamer’s platform, enabling AnyPhone as a mobile payment option for Live Gamer’s impressive list of customers. PaymentOne’s white label brand strategy is key to these customers as they are able to streamline the user experience and maintain brand consistency throughout the payment process.
“PaymentOne’s proven expertise and broad global solution made our decision to partner with the company to expand our worldwide mobile payment options an easy one,” said Andrew Schneider, president and co-founder of Live Gamer. “We are excited to offer our game developer and publisher partners the opportunity to leverage PaymentOne’s broad coverage spanning more than 80 countries as a way to maximize their monetization opportunities, expand their customer reach and ultimately increase their revenue streams.”
With flexibility to simply charge one time transactions and/or recurring subscriptions to mobile, landline and broadband bills, PaymentOne’s AnyPhone provides the highest conversion rates, best payouts and fastest payment cycles in the industry – as fast as 7 days, and always features the merchant and operator brands, not its own.
AnyPhone allows consumers to make a safe and secure digital purchase by billing the transaction using their mobile, home or broadband phone number, with the charge appearing on the consumer’s carrier bill. Instead of losing failed or rejected transactions, AnyPhone’s patented technology allows the consumer to enter any number they own for billing purposes. The platform automatically identifies the type of number and best billing account, and then routes the payment process for a simple and frictionless consumer experience.
PaymentOne partners enjoy the broadest coverage spanning more than 80 countries and 4 billion consumers, merchant-centric branding, patented fraud mitigation and risk management capabilities, and the benefit of a profitable and financially secure partner with more than 12 years history in the alternative payments space.
PaymentOne has already processed in excess of $5 billion in direct to carrier billings with micro transactions typical of in-game purchases and game subscriptions for clients including Blizzard Entertainment, America Online, Gaia and WeeWorld.
Live Gamer customers can add their own merchant-branded mobile payments powered by PaymentOne to their games today by contacting Seana Cavanagh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PaymentOne Corporation is the global leader in mobile payments and carrier billing, making it easy and convenient for consumers to charge digital purchases from any connected device to their mobile, broadband or home phone bills. Digital merchants, publishers and content providers have leveraged PaymentOne’s Carrier Network of 1200 telecom operators in 80 countries – reaching over 4 billion consumers – to generate more than $5 billion in new incremental revenue. PaymentOne’s ability to deliver the highest monetization for its merchants and its first rate customer service have earned the company the lowest client churn rate in the business. Profitable and privately held, PaymentOne is based in the Silicon Valley. For more information visit www.PaymentOne.com.
About Live Gamer
Live Gamer is the world’s first combined digital commerce and advertising platform. With an advanced micro transaction and virtual economy engine, global payment gateways, worldwide ad network and video incentive advertising platform, Live Gamer helps online entertainment companies maximize revenue from their content, and connects advertisers to a network of over 48 million users. Live Gamer’s technology has been adopted by leading publishers in gaming, entertainment and social including Facebook, Electronic Arts, EMI, Take 2, Sony Online, Namco Networks, REAL Networks and THQ. Advertisers on the Live Gamer Media network include Blizzard, KFC, Best Buy and Sony Computer Entertainment. For more information on Live Gamer and its Elements, Ad Elements, and gamerDNA media services, please visit www.livegamer.com.
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