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Microsoft announces carrier billing for Windows 10

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Terry Myerson announcing carrier billing at Build 2015

Microsoft has announced that it will make carrier billing available for purchases on Windows 10.

The company made the reveal at its annual Build developer conference taking place in the USA today.

Speaking at the event, Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive VP for operating systems, said the company would offer ‘connections to ninety mobile operators’.

This is great for our customers that don’t have credit cards, but do have phones,” explained the Windows 10 lead.

Carrier billing means that store purchases will be transacted through your mobile network provider, rather than through a debit or credit card.

This means that you won’t need to go to any extra effort to make a purchase on your smartphone, i.e. having to put in card details.

“Our experience with phones is that in emerging markets, application purchases have gone up by eight times where carrier billing is enabled,” Myerson revealed.

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What’s more, Microsoft says that carrier billing will be available for all Windows 10 devices, not just phones.

That means that if you make a purchase on your Windows 10 computer or on an Xbox, you can still bill the transaction through your carrier.

That’s good because users can then adopt one single bill for both their mobile networks and their Windows 10 purchases.

It’s all part of Microsoft’s efforts to make Windows 10 as seamless an experience as possible.

The company plans to launch its unified operating system in late July across all platforms.

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