Wmode’s payment and billing services provides single access point for 3rd parties
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Dec. 18, 2012) - Wmode has commercially launched Affiliate Commerce Exchange (ACE) with WIND Mobile. ACE will be integrated with WIND’s billing systems to provide 3rd party app stores and content or service providers with a powerful solution, allowing WIND subscribers to put purchases of digital goods on their phone bill or pay using prepaid credit.
The scalable and flexible solution Wmode is providing to WIND allows for greater flexibility as WIND grows their network and subscriber base. ACE will enable WIND Mobile to offer its subscribers Carrier Checkout for BlackBerry AppWorld and supports an integrated charge authorization model for other 3rd party billing partners. The solution also offers partners a powerful set of APIs for access control, subscriptions and event-based billing.
With the support of these fully outsourced services from Wmode, WIND Mobile is now firmly planted in the app store and value added services space and provides support for an integrated and secure payments and charging infrastructure. After the initial launch with selected partners, WIND is now ready to quickly grow its app and content ecosystem and in the future open its network to third-party value added service providers through a single point of billing integration.
“We are extremely pleased to be providing such a comprehensive payment solution to WIND Mobile. All these products will be a tightly integrated solution with WIND’s systems. Wind is now equipped with an industry leading solution that will grow revenue for both WIND and their app partners”, commented Tom Beaman, SVP of Sales and Marketing for Wmode.
Commenting on the deal, Mirko Rugarli, Chief Marketing Officer, WIND Mobile said, “Wmode became our choice as a partner because of the breadth of what they could offer us. They were unique, in that they are able to provide us with a fully outsourced solution while at the same time minimizing the impact of integration with our network and billing systems. We’re excited about this partnership and the benefits Wmode and ACE will bring for our customers.”
As leaders in the billing and payments space, Wmode caters to service providers, app providers and content providers with their comprehensive suite of payment technologies.
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Wmode operates a comprehensive suite of managed services providing mobile operators and the app economy with the recruitment, development, management, discovery, delivery and payment of mobile apps, content, and consumer services. The company’s inclusive suite of products includes Affiliate Commerce Exchange, Application Store, Media Store, Smart Portal, and Managed Ringback. Wmode has been providing professional services to large telecommunication and enterprise companies in the areas of mobile software development since 2001. In addition Wmode owns and operates Momentem™, a mobile expense management service for busy professionals.
In 2011 Wmode launched AppCarousel™ as a subsidiary based out of San Francisco. AppCarousel enables organizations to curate, distribute, and share branded carousels which merchandize and monetize selected apps and content directly to their audience.
Recently, Wmode was recognized as one of the Top 100 Mobile companies by AlwaysOn and also as one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2010 Technology Fast 500™. Founded in 2000, Wmode is a privately held company headquartered in Calgary, Canada with offices in Toronto, San Francisco, and Bern. www.wmode.com
About WIND Mobile
WIND Mobile is dedicated to improving the Canadian wireless experience by offering customers simple and transparent plans, including real unlimited voice/data/text with no-term contracts and no hidden fees. Committed to becoming the country’s fourth national carrier, WIND has more than 500,000 happy customers in Canada and is a part of Amsterdam-based VIMPELCOM Ltd., a global company with over 200 million customers. Learn more about WIND Mobile at www.windmobile.ca.