Launching on all mobile operators in Germany, Deezer customers can now subscribe and pay using their mobile number
November 14, 2013 – San Francisco, California USA — Boku Inc., the leading direct operator billing mobile payments company, today announced a partnership with Deezer, a global music service with more than 10 million monthly users around the world to bring a new and easier way to subscribe to Deezer’s music streaming service.
This partnership is launched today for subscribers on all mobile operators in Germany. Under the global agreement, additional geographies are expected to follow in the coming months.
With this partnership, Deezer offers music fans in Germany the ability to subscribe to Deezer’s Premium and Premium+ offer using their mobile phone. Subscribers will then be charged on a recurring monthly basis directly on their mobile phone bill.
Jimmy Heritier, Deezer’s Head of Payment, commented: “We want every user to easily access a world of unlimited music. We are always looking for the best payment solutions for our members. Boku’s direct operator billing will help us to reach more people and will allow seamless transactions on mobile phones.”
“Boku will enable more music lovers to discover the music they love with Deezer.“ said James Patmore, Managing Director EMEA for Boku. “Boku is very excited to partner with Deezer, showing once again that direct operator billing is a crucial payment option for premium content.”
Deezer delivers an exciting, broad and truly global music experience to more than 10 million monthly active users across more than 180 markets. With 4 million paying subscribers and more than 100 million shareable playlists, Deezer allows fans to enjoy music unconstrained by any of the barriers of the past, providing unlimited access to a catalogue of 25 million tracks, instantly available on any device – smartphone, laptop, tablet, home speakers, car, smart TV, Xbox or work PC. Deezer’s mantra is music discovery, helping fans rediscover the joy of finding and sharing fantastic new music through hand-picked editorial recommendations for every single market in which it is present. With an international partnership with Facebook and strategic telecoms partnerships with Orange, Everything Everywhere and Telenor, amongst many others, Deezer is committed to bringing music to new audiences worldwide.
Boku, the leading operator billing and cross-platform mobile payments company, brings bank-grade payments technology and mobile users together, creating a trusted, accessible platform for consumers, merchants and operators alike. Based in San Francisco with offices in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, Boku reaches nearly 4 billion consumers worldwide, across 68 different countries with more than 260 operators. Leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists fund Boku including Andreessen Horowitz, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures, and NEA.
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