SOURCE: PlayPhone, Inc.

December 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Billing Revolution and PlayPhone Bring First Ever Off Portal Billing and Payment Service to Carrier Networks

Mobile Phone Subscribers Gain Access to Better Overall Credit Card Billing and Faster Payment Processes for PlayPhone's Mobile Entertainment Content

SEATTLE, WA and SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) - PlayPhone, Inc., the global mobile media company, and Billing Revolution, a mobile billing and credit card payment services company, today announced a partnership to bring PlayPhone's mobile entertainment to various carriers using Billing Revolution's single-click technology. As a result, mobile phone subscribers through various wireless carriers will soon be able to access off-deck content with the added ease and convenience of credit card information input once, and have all future purchases single-click enabled.

"Using Billing Revolution's single-click technology, carrier customers who want to access our fun content will be able to do so without having to go through the painstaking process of entering credit card information each and every time," said Ron Czerny, founder and chief executive officer at PlayPhone. "We feel this is a major step in extending our mobile product inventory to an even broader audience base and streamlining the purchase experience for our customers."

"Our partnership with PlayPhone represents a major shift in the way consumers will pay for goods and services in the future," said Michael Dulong, senior vice president of business development at Billing Revolution. "By adding our single-click billing and payment platform, PlayPhone not only brings a huge value incentive and improved customer experience to mobile shoppers, but also adds a much needed CRM solution for carriers who can realize significant value in the form of alternative payment methods that enable off-deck purchase transactions."

PlayPhone gives consumers access to a new and exclusive media catalog spanning audio, video and gaming content from all four major music labels and their artists, game publishers and media companies such as SonyBMG, EMI, Disney, Vivendi, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as a broad portfolio of text subscriptions. Billing Revolution's proprietary technology helps merchants sell unused product in their inventory, for both digital and physical goods, and helps streamline fulfillment orders for merchants as well as the off-deck discovery process for consumers.

About PlayPhone, Inc.

PlayPhone (www.playphone.com) is a leading global mobile media company present in over 25 countries throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America that provides cutting edge personalization and entertainment content to mobile consumers anytime, anywhere. In addition to operating its consumer-facing mobile destination at PlayPhone.com, PlayPhone powers mobile content destinations and promotional offerings for entertainment and retail brands including Wal-Mart, ABC Television, Sony Pictures, BET Networks, Best Buy, Cartoon Network, Real Networks, iPlay, and many more. PlayPhone is based in San Jose, Calif. and is funded by top venture firms Menlo Ventures, Cardinal Venture Capital and Scale Venture Partners.

About Billing Revolution

Billing Revolution provides technology that enables secure credit card purchases from a mobile phone. Merchants use Billing Revolution's proprietary "single-click" technology to provide a mobile optimized purchase experience, allowing users to make credit card purchases without a user name or pin code requirement. Using the platform, individuals or large merchants have the ability to conduct "single-click" credit card transactions from any web-enabled mobile phone. To learn more about Billing Revolution's mobile commerce payment solutions, products and services, please visit www.billingrevolution.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:

    Eric Gonzalez
    VSC Consulting (on behalf of Billing Revolution)
    415.272.0836
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    Hugo Reyes
    PlayPhone, Inc.
    408.261.6200 ext.274
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