Ezetop Suggests Sending Airtime Minutes to Haitians
Today ezetop announced that it is providing a way for mobile phone users to send airtime minutes to the prepaid phones (on either Digicel or Voila) of their family and friends in Haiti. According to ezetop, the only information required is the recipient's phone number and the donor's phone number. Denominations as small as $5 may be sent and will be immediately posted to the recipient's account in airtime minutes.
Google Wallet Users Can Send Money Via Text Message
Google Wallet now lets people send money to others using only a phone number. The app has supported the ability to send money via email for a long time.
Gmail for Android Gains Send-Money Feature
Google today made it possible to send or request money within Gmail on Android devices. The sender will need a Google Wallet account, but the recipient does not need Google Wallet, nor even Gmail.
Microsoft Adds PayPal 'Send Money' Tool to Skype
Microsoft today said the latest version of Skype for Android and iOS devices makes it possible to send funds to other Skype users via PayPal. Users will be able to send money through PayPal without leaving the Skype app.
AT&T Recharge Lets People Buy Airtime for Others
AT&T today announced a new application called Recharge that makes it possible to buy voice minutes or texts for customers in other countries. The idea is to allow postpaid AT&T customers to connect with family and friends via the prepaid accounts owned by those relatives in their home country.