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Bango PLC
16 September 2016


Bango plc


Bango brings cross-device carrier billing to millions more Windows 10 users


Xbox One users can pay with carrier billing from the console for the first time


Cambridge, UK. 16 September 2016. Bango (AIM: BGO), the mobile payments company, announces that it has expanded the availability of carrier billing for Microsoft Windows Store. For the first time, users in Finland, Norway and Hungary can make purchases from any Windows 10 device, including their Xbox One consoles, using their mobile phone account.


As a result of activating carrier billing for Microsoft, customers on Elisa, DNA and Telenor mobile networks in these countries can use the convenience of one-click billing in the Windows Store to pay with their pre and post-paid phone bills. This method of payment is available to PC, tablet, smartphone and Xbox One users. In established mobile markets such as these Direct Carrier Billing generates increased payment conversion rates of up to 10x.


"Bango is working with Microsoft and mobile operators globally to ensure maximum coverage of carrier billing for Windows 10 users" commented Anil Malhotra, Chief Marketing Officer at Bango. "We believe this will be particularly successful with Xbox One users, because there is a high correlation between games purchases in app stores and the use of carrier billing".


Activating carrier billing for Windows Store presents a sizeable opportunity for operators. Windows 10 is running on more than 350 million monthly active devices and Direct Carrier Billing provides a convenient payment method for these users, achieving significantly higher conversion rates than credit cards.


The transformative effect of carrier billing has been recognized by the world's app stores who are increasingly adding it as a payment method. Bango has emerged as the #1 global platform, deploying more app store carrier billing activations than anyone else. Microsoft, Amazon, Google, BlackBerry and Samsung collectively use the Bango Payment Platform to provide carrier billing for their customers.




This announcement contains inside information. Bango will announce its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016, on 20 September 2016.


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For further information please contact:


Bango plc

Ray Anderson, CEO

+44 3330 770 247

Rachel Elias-Jones, CFO

Anil Malhotra, CMO

Cenkos Securities plc

Nick Tulloch / Beth McKiernan / Neil McDonald

 +44 131 220 6939

 FTI Consulting

Chris Lane / Rob Mindell

+44 203 727 1000




About Bango

Bango is the standard platform chosen by leading global stores to deliver mobile payments to everyone. As the next billion consumers adopt their first smartphone and look for universal payment methods, Bango will be there to unlock the world of apps, video, music, games and other content that brings those smartphones to life. Global stores plugging into the Bango Payment Platform include Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Samsung (005930: Korea SE) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). Bango also partners with leading payment providers around the world to drive new users and revenues through its industry-leading mobile payment solutions. For more information, visit


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