RealTime IT News and eCHARGE form Strategic Alliance Inc. said it will integrate the eCHARGE telephone bill payment system into its Web site.

The eCHARGE technology allows consumers to charge online purchases to their phone bills using premium billing numbers, bringing ease of payment to an audience concerned about using credit cards on the Internet.

Ron Erickson, CEO of eCHARGE Corp., said: "People are seeking a simple way to purchase online items in the high-speed Internet environment. The eCHARGE and alliance is a natural fit because the ease of payment encourages shoppers to take advantage of the site's competitive prices on goods and services efficiently and safely."