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Hairyloon

Text messaging services.

Does anybody here know anything much about sending and receiving money by text message?
The kind of thing where you text to donate 20p to the cause.

I've found a couple of websites that offer the service, but one is too basic and the other too glossy, so neither give me faith.
dpack

i know nowt about any particular service but it seems far easier to use paypal or direct from a card(or over the web or by phone) or cash or the swap you 6 turnips and a bag of onions for a goat shoulder than a phone based system.

if it worked and was easy we would all be doing it for a pint of milk or to send a birthday tenner to the niece or whatever.

iirc there is a system for the pint of milk scale based on smartphone tech but i dont know if it can do person to person.

i quite like the old norse thing of using butter,iron and silver as coinage at least you can put the small change from down the sofa on your crispbrod Laughing
Falstaff

copper and aluminium, stainless and lead are quite good Shocked
Hairyloon

i know nowt about any particular service but it seems far easier to use paypal or direct from a card(or over the web or by phone) or cash or the swap you 6 turnips and a bag of onions for a goat shoulder than a phone based system.

Not for what I have in mind...
RichardW

Wont things like pingit or paym work for you?

My bank (and others) do a pay by phone number thing.
Hairyloon

Wont things like pingit or paym work for you?

Unless I have misunderstood them, they require that the sender sign up for the service.
I want them to just send a text: like on the voting for "Strictly" and the like.
Pilsbury

Google premium rate text numbers for more information and companies than you can ever need... Hairyloon

Google premium rate text numbers for more information and companies than you can ever need...
Yes, that is exactly the problem...
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