Giving Mobile: PayPal

Posted by KatrinVerclas on Apr 27, 2006

From our colleagues at Donor Digital:

Mobile Text to Give for Amnesty and UNICEF

If you're one of the 100 million people with a PayPal account, now you can use your mobile phone to donate to Amnesty International USA and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Just register your cell phone at PayPal, then text AMNESTY to 78787 and you'll donate $10. Text WATER to 78787 and you'll donate to UNICEF.

Imagine you're at a baseball game or a rock concert and you're invited to get out your cell phone and donate $5 or $10. It may be another year or two before this gets big. PayPal's service is brand new and just launched its "Text to Give" tool. Verizon, Cingular, and Sprint take 40% off the top.

Try it out.



Small Correction

It should be noted that there is a small mistake in their info - Verizon, Cingular, and Sprint do not take any percentage of PayPal Mobile transactions. None of the carriers do. Also, Cingular has not yet approved PayPal's program, so the Amnesty campaign along with any other PayPal Mobile campaign is not available to Cingular users.

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