You can now buy Xbox and Microsoft games and apps using your Vodacom account

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Vodacom and Microsoft have announced a new partnership in which Vodacom customers can more easily purchase Microsoft products and Xbox games.

The partnership announced this morning will allow Vodacom customers to buy games through the Xbox store as well as games and apps through the Windows Store.

This offer is the most recent addition to Vodacom’s Direct Charge to Bill offering. Vodacom users can also pay for Spotify and Netflix among other services, using the Direct Charge to Bill offering.

“Not only does the service allow for increased simplicity and safety in how Vodacom delivers premium content to our customers, but it will also bridge the gap to access of such content to the unbanked in South Africa. This allows Vodacom customers to conveniently charge any purchase, from entertainment to games, and apps to software, to their Vodacom account in a safe, simple and secure manner without having to use a credit card,” said chief officer of Vodacom’s Consumer Business Unit, Jorge Mendes.

This offer means you can purchase new games as well as Microsoft apps and subscriptions. Honestly, that’s pretty damn cool especially if you don’t have a credit card and need those services.

As part of the launch, Vodacom will a competition from 3rd December in which an Xbox One X console will be given away, every day for nine days.

“We are extremely excited about this partnership. It will provide value to small business customers, students and gamers, and in addition it creates accessibility to an extensive library of content, apps and software. All this with the convenience of being able to pay for these products through your mobile phone bill,” regional general manager of the consumer and device segment at Microsoft, Deniz Ozen, said in a statement.

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz

Brendyn Lotz writes news, reviews, and opinion pieces for Hypertext. His interests include SMEs, innovation on the African continent, cybersecurity, blockchain, games, geek culture and YouTube.