O2 customers in Germany can now pay for BlackBerry App World Apps via their mobile bill

MUNICH. Starting now, all O2 contract customers who use a BlackBerry® smartphone can pay for their purchases on BlackBerry App World TM directly through their mobile phone bill. That way, they benefit secure payment option that's simple and convenient.
"Today the purchase of apps belongs to a smartphone as naturally as making calls or surfing the Internet," says Michiel van Eldik, Managing Director Wholesale & Partner Management, Telefónica Germany. "With the integration of the BlackBerry App World into our mobile payment system, we are making life in the digital world a bit easier for our customers once again." In addition to other digital goods that O2 customers have already been able to buy on their smartphone and pay for them through mobile bill they now have access to more than 80.000 applications on BlackBerry App World. O2 users will also be offered the flexibility of charging in-app purchases to their carrier bill, which allows for the purchase of digital goods to be made without interrupting the application experience. To ensure secure payments, users are required to enter their BlackBerry® ID password when they make purchases. After that there is nothing in the way of convenient shopping anymore: Search for an app, confirm the purchase, download it and start using it right away.
Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG and its brand O2 belong to Telefónica Europe and are 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 more than 105 million mobile and fixed network customers in Spain, Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.
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