Microsoft plans to collaborate with telecom operators for selling Windows Phone apps and games

By May 14th, 2014 AT 8:10 PM

Microsoft is striving hard to make its smartphone platform successful. It has already announced the Windows Phone 8.1 update recently, which takes it on par with iOS and Android in terms of features. Now, they are in talks with major telecom operators in India for operator billing feature in Windows Phone. Right now, Microsoft has over 4,15,000 applications for sale but only a limited amount of Indian consumers use debit or credit cards so it limits the number of app sales in Windows Phone.

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This will help Windows Phone users without credit card or debit card to buy applications and games from Windows Phone app store. The cost of application or game will be added into the users monthly mobile bill. This feature might be available very soon as they have already launched the Nokia Lumia 630 and Nokia Lumia 630 dual SIM. Do you think that operator billing will make any noticeable difference in the sale of apps and games in Windows Phone app store?

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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Suvham
Suvham

Smart move by Microsoft.

Rama
Rama

*The system is already present in other countries and a detailed list of countries as well as operators supported can be found from here.In future if a similar system gets implemented in India the list will mostly be updated accordingly. msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsphone/help/jj215902(v=vs.105).aspx *Microsoft should be trying its best to implement the same in India to make the process of purchasing apps simple and easy.Ios users are rich enough to own debit or credit cards and android users still have the sick piracy way to get apps downloaded without paying a penny to the developer.Ultimately its windows phone users who are stuck… Read more »

Hrishi
Hrishi

Android Piracy is mostly from China that too because there they cannot install paid apps so they download those paid apps from unknown sources for free. Not every Android user is pirate.

Rama
Rama

*Yeah but 90% of smartphones in India happen to run on Android and you cant expect me to believe that the entire 90% would have credit cards to pay for their apps.Most often android users download or rather install apps by downloading the apk from a third party website.I have seen several of my friends do the same.In fact their are stores such as black mart alpha and even apitode that allow you download almost every possible app for free.

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