Pay By Phone

Discussion in 'Webmaster Discussion' started by eurojen, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. eurojen

    eurojen New Member

    Can anyone advise how to implement Pay By Phone on a website. Ie customer buys on site and relevant fee is billed from theire mobile phone. I assume there is a provider within Ireland, but have not located any.

    Any help much appreciated.


  2. TwoHeadsWebDesign

    TwoHeadsWebDesign New Member

    Would also be interested to hear more of the system behind the donedeal site. No credit card - no problem. Customer places their ad, last step of the ad placement process they get a 4 digit pin code, they dial a premium phone number, key in their 4 digit code and the integrated system instantly publishes their ad, and the cost gets billed to the phone. Very clever opening a service up to such a wider audience than confining to ccard, paypal account owners etc..
  3. eurojen

    eurojen New Member

    Hi TwoHeadsWebDesign

    Since my last post, I have located that handle donedeal. Their site is all very cloak and dagger, but I am awaiting a reply from them.
  4. TwoHeadsWebDesign

    TwoHeadsWebDesign New Member

    Cloak and dagger is right. All their biz must be done through targeted B2B - no chance of Stumbling over the site and thinking hey, thats a service I could do with. Makes it all look a little.....covert...
  5. php.allstar

    php.allstar New Member

    I've been looking in to this myself.

    I was going to go down the route of premium rate sms at opposed to a phone call.

    Keep in mind that I was planning on taking micropayments around €2.50 per ad.

    The only drawback holing me back is that opco's (Vodafone, O2, Meteor etc) can take up to 50% on premium rate sms's last time I checked.

    Here's what I was hoping to do:

    1. User places an ad on my site
    2. User sees preview of ad
    3. User is presented with a pin code to activate the ad
    4. User send the pin code in an sms to my premium rate sms provider
    5. SMS provider recieve pin code from user
    6. Payment is taken as it is a preium rate sms
    7. SMS provider call operation on my web service
    8. Ad is now ready for administrator to publish once they approve.
    The main companies I found offering this are Púca - Powering Mobile Marketing in (Ireland) and Buy digital goods with your mobile (global)
  6. php.allstar

    php.allstar New Member

    I smell a rat... turn off javascript and look at the website ..... look at the hidden links.....I don't think a reputable company is going to be up to that crap.

    @eurojen - how did you work out that donedeal use sremium?
  7. vendexo

    vendexo New Member

    Maybe their site was "hacked"?
  8. php.allstar

    php.allstar New Member

    It certainly looks that way.

    Found a thread over on which doesn't look favourably on sremium either... Premium Chat Trouble -
  9. phonovation

    phonovation New Member


    If anyone would like advice on Pay by Mobile just ask. We do this type and other forms of mobile billing.

    Paddy Woods - Phonovation

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