On the 23rd March EE/BT, supported by aimm, hosted the ‘Take a Journey with Mobile Billing’ event at the BT Tower.
The aim of the event was to provide an introduction to Charge to Bill, as an additional payment method for the transport and parking sector. The event demonstrated how – by giving a wider choice of payment options to their customers – the transport sector could reach those that may not wish to or are able to buy transport tickets the traditional ways.
Naomi Hone, Charge to Bill Manager at EE/BT said: ‘there are 72 million mobile phones in the UK, and carrier billing is already automatically enabled on most of them. This essentially means that the majority of people are walking around with a ticketing vending machine in their pocket!’
With speakers from aimm, EE, Kaleyra and Plusdial, as well as a panel featuring Fonix and DMB, answering questions from the audience, it was a great opportunity to start the conversation around the opportunities that mobile billing can provide the transport industry.
The Global Carrier Billing Summit begins tomorrow and aimm will feature prominently through the afternoon (6th October).
Joanna Cox our General Manager will be conducting an interview with Ana-Rosa Broster from Telefonica discussing ‘Building and balancing consumer confidence with the ease of doing business‘, she then takes part in a lively panel discussion with our Vice Chair Rob Weisz from Fonix, Joel Stern from Global and Peter Garside from EE, discussing how industry can lower the barrier for entry for new merchants.
Then don’t forget to tune in for the Carrier Billing Awards at the end of the afternoon where the winners from across the awards categories will be announced.
aimm members can claim their 10% discount off their passes by using our Media Partnership discount code: AIMM10
If you are heading to the Carrier Billing Summit today remember to keep an eye out for our General Manager Joanna Cox who will be Chairing some of the proceedings today.
You can find Joanna speaking across the afternoon at the sessions featured below:
Joanna Cox – General Manager of aimm
After the Fonix breakfast event this month on OTT payments and Carrier Billing, Telemedia caught up with the speakers after the event to get their thoughts. Speakers included General Manager of aimm Joanna Cox, as well as EE and Grabyo.
You can see the full interview from Telemedia Online here: https://www.telemediaonline.co.uk/carrier-billing-the-way-to-pay-for-ott/