Recent deals show that financial companies and wireless carriers are finding ways to work together in the fast-changing mobile payments market after years of sparring over their respective roles.

Securing the cooperation of phone companies will be especially important in less-developed countries, where consumers are often much likelier to have a mobile phone than a bank account, observers said.

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