Paypal People From A Phone
Mar 23, 2006, 1:57 PM by (staff)
Paypal has added pages to its website explaining how members can now use their mobile phones to make paypal transactions. After linking their PayPal account to a mobile number, users can text a simple message to "PAYPAL" (729725) or call an 800 number to send money to another phone number. If the transfer is initiated by text, they will receive a call to verify and confirm the transfer. Links to this information are not available from PayPal's homepage or account management pages, indicating the service has only soft launched so far. An alternative service, TextPayMe, is in beta, however its payment message must be sent to an email address not a phone number or short code.
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A premium service?
I go out to eat with coworkers in a small group. We go dutch treat, and sometimes its difficult to split bills, etc. A mobile pay system like this would be a good way to settle transactions, instead of balancing credits towards future free lunches.
I really do not want to pay an additional $2.99 a month for the ability to send money. At that point, id rather go to the ATM.
Let's make it even easier to commit fraud!
Now THAT's a legitimate concern.
C'mon...this is hosted by the few people who believe they were abused by PayPal. In reality, this site makes life a hell of lot easier.
Awsome... if it's done right.