Fonix takes carrier billing for theatre tickets to the West End, powering payments for Young Frankenstein

The Fonix Carrier Billing solution enables patrons to purchase theatre tickets seamlessly from their smartphones.

London: April 2018:  Mobile payments and messaging specialist Fonix, has been selected to power the carrier billing service for Young Frankenstein theatre tickets, which is yet another deal signed in the ticketing sector; earlier this year Fonix announced the UK’s first carrier billing ticketing deal with the Cowes Floating Bridge.

The musical comedy, Young Frankenstein is currently playing in the West End at the Garrick Theatre. Utilising the mobile network operators’ marketing channels, consumers will be driven to a bespoke landing page, built by Fonix which will enable customers to purchase up to two theatre tickets effortlessly from their mobile phone.

The service uses Fonix’s Carrier Billing product to seamlessly charge the Young Frankenstein tickets straight to the consumer’s mobile phone bill, without the need to enter credit card details.

Anthony Baladi, the Commercial Director of Fonix, said: “Mobile really is the primary consumer touch-point for brands and organisations. As a result, consumers now expect brands to offer a mobile experience which is as frictionless as possible.

“This is a dynamic solution that Young Frankenstein clearly understands and we are excited to be partnering with them, to enable consumers to purchase theatre tickets in a totally quick and slick way.”

Paul Hicks, Ticketing and Revenue Consultant on Young Frankenstein, added: “User experience is everything, which is why carrier billing was such a natural choice for Young Frankenstein as it enables customers to purchase tickets with just a couple of clicks.”

 

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It will take you through informal and formal investigations, the distinction between the two, the supporting procedures and our Code enforcement procedures.

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Winners of the Global Carrier Billing Summit Awards 2017

We were pleased to announce the winners of the Global Carrier Billing Summit Awards 2017 at The Amba Hotel, Marble Arch in London 26th September 2017.

The Awards Ceremony was the first ever for the Global Carrier Billing Summit, and was judged by:

  • Rory Maguire, Managing Director, Association for Interactive Media & Entertainment
  • Ruomeng Wang, Lead Analyst, Mobile Money & Financial Services, HIS Market
  • John Abraham, Senior Analyst, Analysys Mason

 

The winners of the following categories are:

  1. BEST DCB CARRIER: “Pay with Orange” service, Direct Carrier Billing for MEA region

Judges’ Comments:

“Orange has been developing and expanding their DCB service in different regions. “Pay with Orange” provides customers in Africa a new alternative way of making payments…Thanks to its large presence in emerging markets, Orange has a head start on improving DCB engagement and monetisation.”

 

  1. BEST DCB AGGREGATOR: Infobip/Centili

Judges’ Comments:

“Centili leads through managing the payment interfaces for Merchants to ensure the roller coaster revenue effect is levelled and enabling Carriers to open billing solutions ahead of their own implementation of Carrier Billings platforms…They have been contributing to DCB service and continually developing new services.”

 

 

  1. MOST INNOVATIVE DCB TECHNOLOGY: The Bango Platform

Judges’ Comments:

“Being able to buy physical goods is the final frontier for DCB and key to unlocking its full potential. Bango’s Amazon Japan use case is a great example of this…. The availability of carrier billing in the Amazon Japan store takes DCB to a new level.”

 

Congratulations to the Winners!

 

If you would like to know more about the Global Carrier Billing Awards visit our website.

 

Booking closes this week for our London networking drinks!

The AIME Spring Social is the perfect opportunity to have a drink after work and do a spot of business networking, all in a sumptuous setting by the river. Our Spring Social evening is in the beautiful Voltaire Bar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blackfriars, conveniently close to public transport links for easy access.

Tickets are already selling fast and it looks to be another good event but booking MUST close this week Friday 5th May, so don’t miss out!

Tickets start from just £19 + VAT and include a welcome drink and nibbles, as well as the use of our exclusive AIME only area within the Champagne Library of the Voltaire Bar to spend the evening networking.

Attendees include: Oxygen8, Sky, Gamma, Netsize, Telecom2, Fonix and TixTrack  amongst others

With members from across the interactive media industries attending, this will be a good opportunity to make some new contacts.

You can still get your tickets from our online tickets page here: Spring Social Tickets