Vodafone Spain to Support Operator Billing on BlackBerry App World
Aug 31, 2011
Customers will be able to apply their BlackBerry App World purchases directly to their monthly bill from Vodafone Spain
Madrid, Spain – : Research In Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) and Vodafone Spain today announced an operator billing option for Vodafone Spain customers that purchase apps on BlackBerry® App World™.
Operator billing will allow Vodafone Spain customers to conveniently and securely purchase apps from BlackBerry App World and charge the purchases directly to their Vodafone bill. Customers will also be able to charge in-app purchases to their Vodafone bill, which allows for the purchase of digital goods, such as additional content or more levels to a game, to be made without interrupting the application experience.
BlackBerry ID, which provides customers with a secure device-independent user identification (ID) for use with BlackBerry App World (and other BlackBerry services), enables this new payment option in addition to allowing customers to seamlessly transfer their personal library of free and purchased apps when they switch to a new BlackBerry® smartphone. Furthermore, BlackBerry ID requires the user to enter their password when making a purchase, providing an added layer of security that can help protect a user from unauthorized purchases in the event their smartphone is lost or stolen.
About Vodafone Spain
Vodafone Spain is part of the Vodafone Group, the leading global mobile company, present in 30 countries and with agreements in other 40 throughout the five continents. Vodafone provides a wide range of mobile telecommunications services, including voice and data communications for being accessed by 371 million proportional customers. The 17,3 plus Vodafone Spain customers benefit from the experience and capabilities of this worldwide leading company, which helps its clients –individuals, companies and communities – to be better connected in the mobile world.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.
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