What is Direct Carrier Billing (DCB)?

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DCB (also known as Direct Mobile Billing, Direct To Bill and Direct Operator Billing) is a payment method for content or digital goods that charges the purchase to a mobile phone account.
The charge will then appear on the phone bill or be deducted from the pre-paid balance of the consumer.

Ideal for: videos, games, music, dating,…

Benefits for merchants

  • Rapidly-growing solution with extensive mobile user coverage and superior mobile conversion rate
  • A payment method that meets consumer needs
  • Perfect for impulse buying
  • One-click payment solution
  • Low risk
  • One-shot payment or subscription (to build customer loyalty)

Benefits for consumers

  • Pay anywhere, anytime
  • Latest technology, easy-to-use
  • Secure payment method (no confidential data needed)
  • Protection guaranteed (billing limits)

How does it work?

The consumer selects digital content on the website… then validates a number of  payment pages, depending on the connection mode (3G/4G or WiFi). The purchase will be charged to the buyer’s mobile phone bill.

Example of DCB flow (using a 3G or a 4G connection):

The consumer’s mobile phone number is automatically
recognised through the mobile network provider.
After successful completion of the different steps, the
digital content is made available to the customer and a
purchase confirmation receipt is sent by SMS.

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