SOURCE: PaymentOne

October 29, 2007 10:58 ET

Blizzard Entertainment® Partners With PaymentOne to Provide Additional Payment Services for World of Warcraft® Subscribers

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) - PaymentOne® Corporation today announced that it has signed an agreement with Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games.

As part of the agreement with PaymentOne, Blizzard Entertainment® will deploy PaymentOne's flagship PhoneBill™ payment option in World of Warcraft®, Blizzard's award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). PhoneBill™ will give Blizzard's players a simple and safe option to charge subscription fees to their local phone or broadband bill without needing to use a credit card.

"It's important to us to provide a high-quality experience for World of Warcraft players in all aspects of the game, including payment services," said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. "By partnering with PaymentOne, we'll be able to offer our players an additional secure and convenient service for managing their subscriptions."

"Consumers are taking advantage of a broader array of new information, gaming and entertainment services, but at the same time are demanding more safety and convenience when they transact," said Brad Singer, Executive Vice President of PaymentOne. "With online gaming and MMORPGs rapidly expanding into a multi-billion dollar market, we are seeing tremendous demand from these new services. We are pleased to be working with Blizzard Entertainment, a proven global leader and visionary in the market."

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Vivendi Games, is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard's track record includes ten #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service,®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.

About PaymentOne

PaymentOne Corporation is one of the world's fastest growing online Payment Services Providers (PSPs). Founded in July 2000, PaymentOne has pioneered payment and marketing services that connect digital merchants and network operators and accelerate the adoption of online content and services by over 25%. Based in Silicon Valley, PaymentOne has generated over $3 billion in new digital revenue over the last 36 months for its clients and partners. The company manages a network of over 1000 telecommunication/broadband providers, mobile operators and content partners including leading ISPs, BSPs, Telcos, broadband operators and media companies such as America Online, Sulake (Habbo), United Online, NetZero and Time Inc.

To help online merchants attract, convert and retain a wider audience, PaymentOne's integrated suite of revenue optimization services include a unique set of non-credit card payment alternatives, macro and micro payments, identity verification and fraud detection, traditional payment processing, global payments, and a co-marketing distribution network. The company's flagship PhoneBill service provides merchants with access to over 220 million consumers with mobile, broadband and land line accounts.

To learn more about PaymentOne, visit or call 800-747-4028.

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