Vodafone UK, part of the
world’s largest mobile community, announced that it has selected iPIN, the
premier provider of e-Payment technology, to provide a payment platform for
new Vodafone m-pay bill service. iPIN’s e-Payment platform will enable
UK subscribers to make online purchases safely and securely over the Internet
or WAP. Vodafone’s m-pay bill will be available next month.
Using the new service, Vodafone UK subscribers will be able to charge low
digital content to their mobile phone accounts from companies offering
m-pay bill as a payment mechanism.
The iPIN solution is used for end-to-end electronic payments, managing the
transaction from the consumer payment to the clearing and settlement and
customer care. The application will incorporate several iPIN e-Payment
rules and security features, including delegation of authentication and single
sign-on guidelines as well as content-based authorization rules. iPIN’s
technology is also device agnostic, so that the service can be accessed via
or WAP channels as well as other interfaces such as SMS and IVR. The
consumers is that the XML based user interface (UI) gives consumers a
consistent look and feel when making purchases in different environments.
“With additional market segments coming online, and a growing consumer base
accessing the Internet and the wireless Internet and paying with their mobile
phones, Vodafone m-pay bill will enable those new consumers and the already
m-commerce savvy groups to pay for digital content safely and securely, in a
user-friendly environment,” said Alexandre Gonthier, CTO of iPIN.
iPIN (www.ipin.com) is a leading provider of e-Payment
e-Payment software offers convenience and security to consumers as they make
Web and wireless purchases. Capitalizing upon the established infrastructure
that processes credit and debit card payments, iPIN complements existing
payment card channels by providing a wider selection of e-Payment options.
iPIN, payments can be made through bank accounts, stored value accounts, and
wireless bills using devices such as cellular phones, computers, smart cards,
and automotive transponders. iPIN’s products have been implemented
financial institutions, telecommunications operators, automotive OEMs, and
who want to drive additional revenues and become more involved with their
consumers as they make purchases beyond the existing customer or billing
relationship. iPIN customers include British Telecom, Hong Kong and Shanghai
Banking Corporation Limited, and France Telecom among others.