(Last Updated On: July 13, 2014)
Microsoft and Safaricom have gone into partnership to introduce a new service that will allow customers to buy various smartphone applications by use of their Safaricom mobile airtime. Normally customers have to add their debit or credit cards to their Microsoft account so as to buy any application.
Kenya has a high number of Windows based smartphone users with Nokia leading the pack. Free apps are ore popular than paid apps since most people rarely use their debit cards outside the ATM machines. The use of Safaricom preloaded airtime will make it easy for anybody to buy any application on the Windows Phone Store and this will open up room for more entrepreneurs to develop more paid apps and generate revenue.
To buy an app from the Windows Phone Store using Safaricom airtime, you will need to go to the Windows Phone Store and pick the app you want to buy. You will see the price and method of payment displayed clearly.