Huawei Mobile Services has partnered with Safaricom to bring a new payment method to its AppGallery. Users will now be able to make in-app purchases in their favourite AppGallery apps and games and buy Huawei Themes via M-PESA for as little as KES 30.
This will be made possible through Direct Carrier Billing that allows users to make purchases using mobile money wallets. This is all in an effort to create an efficient simple and secure way for users to pay for their favourite offerings from Huawei Mobile Services.
Speaking of the new directive, Huawei Mobile Kenya Country Head, Jim Zhujie, said, “At Huawei, our users are at the heart of everything we do and we are constantly looking at ways to increase their overall experience with our products. I am excited about our Huawei and M-PESA partnership with Safaricom, as this new additional method of online payment is not only hassle-free but also so much more convenient.”
“With in-app billing, AppGallery users are able to purchase additional in-game content or features such as bonus levels or special characters, subscriptions to some of our exciting products such as Huawei Music, Huawei Mobile Cloud, and many more.”
Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said, “We are proud to partner with Huawei to offer our customers the simplicity of purchasing from Huawei Mobile Services using M-PESA. This shows that our customers are increasingly adopting digital offerings and we are continuously looking to meet this demand with fresh offerings that will add value to our customers. As we continue to roll out our 5G network, we believe that the demand for smarter apps will increase and we want to ensure that our customers enjoy the benefits of modern connected life in an easy, convenient and safe way.”