Huawei Mobile Services partners with Safaricom to bring fast, seamless and secure payment method to its AppGallery

HUAWEI Mobile Services has partnered with Safaricom to bring a brand new payment method on its AppGallery. You can now make in-app purchases in your favorite AppGallery Apps and games, and buy HUAWEI Themes, via M-PESA for as little as Kshs 30.

Direct Carrier Billing (DCB), as it is called, allows users to make purchases using M-PESA. This means you can pay for all your favourite offerings from HUAWEI Mobile Services through DCB, which provides an efficient, smart, simple, convenient, and secure method of payment to HUAWEI AppGallery and HUAWEI Themes users.

Speaking of the new directive, HUAWEI Mobile Kenya Country Head, Jim Zhujie, said, “At HUAWEI, our users are at the heart of everything we do and we are constantly looking at ways to increase their overall experience with our products. I am excited about our HUAWEI and M-PESA partnership with Safaricom, as this new additional method of online payment is not only hassle free, but also so much more convenient.”

Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said: “We are proud to partner with HUAWEI to offer our customers the simplicity of purchasing from HUAWEI Mobile Services using M-PESA. This shows that our customers are increasingly adopting digital offerings and we are continuously looking to meet this demand with fresh offerings that will add value to our customers. As we continue to roll out our 5G network, we believe that the demand for smarter apps will increase and we want to ensure that our customers enjoy the benefits of a modern connected life in an easy, convenient and safe way.”

The DCB service offers customers a multitude of benefits, including:

  • A smooth customer experience: DCB is convenient. There is no need to sign up for any additional accounts or fill out any forms. Payments are completed in a matter of seconds and provide the best checkout experience on mobile devices, where filling out forms is time consuming and cumbersome.
  • Protected consumer identity: Making payments with DCB is secure. No personal data is transmitted during the payment process so there is no need to worry about identity theft. It also always requires the user to confirm the payment on a physical device and thus makes card-not-present type fraud impossible, increases consumer trust and as a result, improves the payment conversion rate.
  • No bank account! No Problem: DCB helps unbanked customers to purchase online content and services. In emerging markets, DCB is often the only way for them to do this. Digital content and physical services merchants are increasingly relying on Direct Carrier Billing as a payment method.
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