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Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 15 3:59 pm    Post subject: Text messaging services.  Reply with quote    

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



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 15 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Falstaff



Joined: 27 May 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 15 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

copper and aluminium, stainless and lead are quite good

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 15 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
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



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 8414
Location: Llyn Peninsular North Wales
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 15 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wont things like pingit or paym work for you?

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

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 15 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

RichardW wrote:
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



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 15 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
Posts: 14799
Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 15 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
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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