Video game credits player expands service to 19 countries ahead of Christmas

20 Dec 2013

Irish firm Phonovation’s subsidiary has expanded its service that allows consumers to purchase Xbox points and LIVE Gold Stubs from their mobile devices to 19 additional countries.

The expansion follows a successful rollout in May in Ireland and the UK, followed by Norway and Sweden in August.

Countries in which the service is now available include: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, and the United Kingdom.

With, the customer can make their purchase in two simple ways to instantly receive an activation code – by sending a standard-rate SMS or entering their mobile number on

“This service is all about convenience, simplicity and immediacy,” said Gavin Carpenter, sales director of Phonovation.

“Without ever having to leave the house, or the couch for that matter, customers in these countries can quickly and securely purchase Xbox LIVE Gold Subscription and Xbox Microsoft Points in a few clicks on their phone or PC.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years