Paying for online services and digital goods such as apps and subscriptions presents challenges for many users: either credit card data has to be entered or the sometimes complicated registration with payment services makes impulse purchases difficult. But what do you do if you don't have your credit card handy or don't want to register with third-party providers due to data protection concerns? With "Pay by cell phone bill," A1, Drei and Magenta solve this problem with just a few clicks.
And Austria's cell phone users love paying with their daily companion, the smartphone: around 700,000 people used the option of paying with their cell phone bill in 2022. In total, subscriptions to streaming services, tickets, or apps were paid for at around 120 companies, generating revenues of around EUR 90 million via the cell phone bill. Apps in the major app stores of Apple, Google and Microsoft were most frequently paid for with the cell phone bill. But paying for parking tickets via HANDYPARKEN or donating to Licht ins Dunkel, for example, were also among the more frequent applications.
Paying by cell phone bill is available to all private customers of A1, Drei and Magenta free of charge and without separate registration. Customers who have contracts with other providers or are not sure whether they can use the simple payment by cell phone bill can now find out for themselves at www.zahlenperhandyrechnung.at/selbsttest whether it is possible to pay by cell phone bill. If the test is unsuccessful, an SMS will immediately inform the user of the reason and the other options.
Companies that want to offer pay by mobile bill as a payment method in the future can find a real-life demonstration of common payment processes at www.zahlenperhandyrechnung.at/demo.
A1 -Internet, telephony, TV and IT solutions from a single source
A1 is Austria's leading communications provider with around 5.1 million mobile customers and 1.9 million fixed-network lines. Customers benefit from a comprehensive overall offering from a single source, consisting of voice telephony, Internet access, digital cable TV, data and IT solutions, wholesale services, and mobile business and payment solutions. The A1, bob, Red Bull MOBILE and Yesss! brands stand for top quality and smart services. As a responsible company, A1 integrates socially relevant and environmental concerns into its core business.
A1 (legal entity: A1 Telekom Austria AG) is part of the A1 Telekom Austria Group - a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in the CEE region with around 26 million customers in seven countries. The Telekom Austria Group (ATX:TKA), which offers communications solutions, payment and entertainment services, and integrated business solutions, generated revenues of EUR 4.75 billion in the 2021 financial year, of which more than EUR 2.68 billion came from A1 Austria revenues. Around 18,000 employees and state-of-the-art broadband infrastructure enable digital lifestyle and allow customers, businesses and devices to connect anywhere, anytime. As the European unit of América Móvil, one of the world's largest mobile communications providers, the Group is headquartered in Vienna and provides access to global solutions.