Japan’s mobile payment service LINE Pay has unveiled v4.8 and has gone global. LINE Pay is a mobile payment service that lets over 170 million monthly active LINE users (on iPhone or Android) make payments for affiliated services or at affiliated shops in an easy and convenient way, regardless of their carrier or OS.
LINE is used in a variety of scenes throughout users’ daily lives, and by capitalizing on the LINE platform, with its impressive user base, LINE Pay’s release will provide a means through which users can make secure and convenient payments anytime, anywhere, straight through their smartphone.
As part of the first step of the service, users can register their credit cards2 and purchase a variety of paid content such as LINE stickers for both LINE and LINE family apps through the LINE Store (https://store.line.me). To celebrate the release of LINE Pay, for a limited time all charges on the LINE Store made through LINE Pay payment will receive up to a 25% bonus added to their balance.
LINE Pay lets LINE users easily make payments straight from their smartphones and the service aims to expand its options and increase the convenience offered to users by holding a variety of promotions and upgrading its service to include more offline shops, and in the future eventually adding global features like enabling LINE users to send money to each other, proposing a new future for mobile payment as a means of settlement.
Since launching in June 2011, the LINE app has grown into a global service used in 230 countries, ranking first in the free app category in 60 countries.
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