SMS payments and charities

Charities have become important users of SMS payments, both to raise money and to give direct help. What are real-life examples of this?

Jamie Roberts2023-02-27T14:14:32+00:00Published: May 19th, 2013|Tags: |

M-PESA: how Kenya took the lead in mobile money

By Janet Kamana, Nairobi M-PESA is a mobile money transfer service supported by Safaricom, Kenya's largest mobile network operator. It is arguably the most developed mobile money transfer system in the world, and has transformed the lives of many Kenyans. With over 18.2 million subscribers in a country [...]

Anne Taylor2021-08-15T05:38:27+01:00Published: April 7th, 2014|Tags: |

Should I accept SMS Payments?

In a word, yes.  If you want to have access to billions of customers worldwide and provide them with an easy, quick and secure way to purchase your product, then yes, you should accept SMS payments. If you want to accept micropayments, then definitely, yes, you should accept SMS payments. [...]

Jamie Roberts2021-07-12T18:10:59+01:00Published: April 7th, 2013|Tags: |

Security of SMS Payments

SMS payments are incredibly secure.  This is the main point you need to emphasise to your customers, to reassure them that any SMS payment transaction will be safe for them.  When you come to ask for payments via SMS remind them that because the customer doesn't need to enter in [...]

Jamie Roberts2020-10-30T13:37:54+00:00Published: April 7th, 2013|Tags: |

Organisations overseeing SMS payments – by country

To protect consumers from unscrupulous companies, many countries have set up a regulatory framework to reassure their customers that it is safe to use any SMS payment provider registered with them and also to offer them a place where they can raise any concerns about SMS payments. The need [...]

Jamie Roberts2020-10-30T13:03:41+00:00Published: April 7th, 2013|Tags: |

JunglePay from txtNation – SMS Payments

JunglePay is a free to install payment solution from txtNation – an award winning UK company that has been at the forefront of SMS payment technology, SMS payments and SMS messaging solutions for the past 8 years. SMS Payments from 80+ Countries JunglePay allows you to collect SMS payments from [...]

Jamie Roberts2020-10-30T13:02:26+00:00Published: April 7th, 2013|Tags: |

Premium SMS – instant SMS payments for your website

SMS payment means using text messages to pay for products or services. Mobile phone users can send text messages to a predefined number with a certain text. The mobile phone carrier will then add the cost to the user's normal monthly bill or deduct it from the prepaid balance. [...]

Jamie Roberts2020-10-30T13:02:12+00:00Published: April 7th, 2013|Tags: |

Allopass: The European micropayments giant

Allopass is a global micropayment solutions company that offers a large variety payment methods in one package, including premium SMS payments. Originating from France, it operates in some 60 countries and handles 8 million transactions monthly for its 280,000 merchants - numbers that have lead it to claim to be [...]

Jamie Roberts2020-10-30T13:00:01+00:00Published: April 7th, 2013|Tags: |

Growing use of SMS payments around the world

United States of America In the USA most mobile phone operators, banks and developers are banking on NFC technology being the key technology to the growth of mobile payments. In the United States users can already use smartphones to pay for goods (Starbucks, MobilePay USA) or to accept payments for [...]

Jamie Roberts2020-10-30T12:55:28+00:00Published: April 7th, 2013|Tags: |

Predicted growth in mobile payments in Asia Pacific

China has the largest number of mobile phone users in the world at the moment, with 987,580,000 mobile phones in use, closely followed by India, with 903,727,208.  Japan and Indonesia are also in the top ten countries worldwide for mobile phone ownership.  Asia Pacific is a big market for mobile [...]

Jamie Roberts2020-10-29T10:30:21+00:00Published: May 15th, 2013|Tags: |

Who is using SMS payments and mobile payments and where?

The use of the mobile phone as a wallet or payment device is growing rapidly as companies, financial institutions and customers come to grips with the technology and the possibilities that it brings for mobile payments. Here are just some case studies showing real-life examples of SMS payments and [...]

Jamie Roberts2020-10-28T11:58:05+00:00Published: May 17th, 2013|Tags: |

Growth in value of mobile payments – numbers and predictions

Recent research by I.E. Market Research shows that mobile phone payments were worth 31.5 billion dollars in 2010, a slight decrease on 2009 due to the effects of the recession. This company predicts, however, that global mobile phone payments will continue to rise and be worth around 950 billion [...]

Jamie Roberts2020-05-08T09:18:31+01:00Published: May 22nd, 2013|Tags: |