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Updated: Samsung Launches App Store Operator Billing With Airtel In India

Nikhil adds: So it may be the case that there is no "official" deal with any telecom operator. Check the faqs (screenshot), and it indicates that the operator billing with Airtel is using P-SMS, rather, Premium SMS. This indicates that it isn't integrated billing, and Samsung probably gets a minority share of the cost to consumer. Remember that ibibo used the same for microtransactions. A question remains - if you're going down the premium SMS route - then why only Airtel? Earlier today: Samsung has enabled operator billing on its mobile app store, Samsung Apps, in India, apart from UK, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. With this, customers who choose the phone billing option at the time of purchasing paid apps, will be charged on their phone bill, if they are on postpaid, or…

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