Many mobile manufacturers are coming up with their own apps store with a software preloaded on the handset which directly takes the user to the market place from where they can install free or paid application. But when it comes to the mode of payment all apps store accepts debit / credit cards or cyber-cash only. Many users worldwide and in India are not comfortable using the same.

To counter this problem Samsung has launched a new payment system that integrates with the SIM card balance or the user phone bill. In simple words you can purchase apps from Samsung Apps Store and the amount gets added in your monthly phone bill or if you are a pre-paid customer the amount is deducted from the balance your account has.

So those who are not comfortable using the credit, debit or cyber-cash can make use of this payment option.  Samsung announced that this system will be launched in India, UK, Denmark, Norway, Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand. Samsung already is in partnership with the respective mobile service providers in these countries and is also planning to expand these services in other countries.

Samsung apps store new payment method
Samsung apps store new payment method

If you are using a Samsung Smartphone or the Samsung TV you can access the Samsung Apps store from your device and browse through about 15K apps especially made for Samsung TV and Mobile Phones.

By Rajeev Rana

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