Corethree, the leaders in m-ticketing technology, announces a new partnership with Boku, the global leader in direct carrier billing-based mobile payments. The partnership will create a huge benefit to consumers who will, for the first time, be able to charge their bus tickets to their mobile bill, using Boku’s payment solution via their existing mobile application built by Corethree.
Ashley Murdoch, CEO Corethree says: “This is a landmark partnership for Corethree that enables carrier based mobile payments for m-ticketing. Boku’s payment solution fits seamlessly with our own technology and will provide more innovative opportunities for our clients and their customers. We are constantly evolving our business to bring greater opportunities to our clients and this is another very positive step in our journey.”
With this partnership, consumers gain the ability to charge bus ticket purchases directly to their mobile phone bill from within a mobile app without the need for a credit or debit card. Consumers simply select Mobile as their payment method of choice. The charge appears on the consumer’s bill or is deducted from their prepaid balance using Boku’s e-Money solution.
Jon Prideaux, CEO Boku says: “Working with Corethree is a great alignment for both companies and takes mobile payments into another new territory, bringing the convenience of mobile payments to ticketing systems. Corethree has a breadth of experience in this arena that makes for an outstanding partnership, bringing two diverse types of technology together into an outstanding consumer offering.”
The two companies will work together on a number of solutions for clients in the m-ticketing area as well as looking at opportunities to expand the technology further into new areas. The initial implementation will focus on adding Boku’s mobile payment method to Corethree’s turnkey mobile solution, MoBus.