The number of places where you can buy things with your Vodacom account just got a bit bigger. Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft has announced that its customers can now use their Vodacom accounts to pay for Microsoft, Xbox services and mobile content, doing so by first using the network’s Direct Charge to Bill (DCB) offering to add funds to a Microsoft account.
Microsoft isn’t the first well known company to add support for Vodacom DCB payments. Vodacom already has an extensive list of global video, music and gaming content partners.
In order to use the Vodacom DCB for the aforementioned Microsoft services, users will need to add funds to their Microsoft account. This is done by signing into the account and then heading into Billing. From there, users will see an option under Add a Payment Option -> Mobile Phone payment option and then by selecting Vodacom.
Support for Vodacom is pretty much unlimited to buying mobile content like apps and games from the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store, as well as content for the Xbox from Xbox Music, Xbox Video, and Xbox Games. Transactions are immediate, as long as your Vodacom account has a positive balance.