T-Mobile: Carrier Billing, T-Mo Channel Coming to Android Market
Today T-Mobile USA's CTO Cole Brodman said that the company is planning to offer a T-Mobile channel in the Android Market. This channel will host content that T-Mobile recommends to its Android customers. T-Mobile also said that it will soon be offering carrier billing for applications that are sold in the Android Market. This means users will no longer have to use their own credit card, and instead will have purchases applied directly to their monthly phone bills. T-Mobile didn't say when carrier billing is coming, but the T-Mobile Channel will be live before Thanksgiving.
Samsung and The Weather Channel Team Up for Galaxy App
Samsung and The Weather Channel have created an exclusive weather app only for owners of Galaxy-branded smartphones. The Weather Channel App for Samsung offers features the regular Weather Channel app does not include.
AT&T Stepping Up Three-Channel Carrier Aggregation
AT&T today confirmed to Fierce Wireless that, like its competitors, it is deploying three-channel carrier aggregation on its LTE 4G network. "We're currently in the process of deploying three-way carrier aggregation on our network," said AT&T spokesman Steven Schwadron in a statement given to Fierce.
Microsoft Adds Carrier Billing to Windows Store
Microsoft has expanded an existing agreement with Boku to bring carrier billing to the Windows Store. Sprint is the first carrier too support the service, which means Sprint customers will be able to charge Microsoft Store purchases to their monthly bill.
Microsoft to Add Carrier Billing to App Store
Microsoft today said Windows device owners will soon be able to purchase apps using their wireless account rather than a credit card. Carrier billing, as the practice is called, makes it more convenient for people to purchase good and services from mobile devices by removing the credit card barrier.
T-Mobile Android Channel