SingTel to offer carrier billing for Windows Phone

imageTelecompaper reports that SingTel will be the first Singaporean carrier to offer direct carrier billing for Windows Phone handsets.

The carrier billing can be used to pay for music, apps and in-app purchases and allows users to use the store without having a credit or debit card.

Microsoft now supports carrier billing in more than 53 countries, triple the 2012 number. Carrier billing is very effective at boosting sales, with revenue per user increasing 3 times in developed markets and 6 times in emerging markets.