By: peter | 19-04-2010 22:55
There was the problem with the topups and it has made me think, why not introduce Topups by PayPal?
What do you think?
Kudos if you like.
Great idea and why not?
I've suggested this before, as have many others. Unfortunately Giffgaff have never given a valid reason why not.
The extra cost can be paid by the topper-upper, so the cost is no issue. Remember they already have to pay for credit card transactions and they are absorbed in the cost of the topup.
Currently I can not use my non-uk bank account to top up, and I can not use my UK bank account because it has my foreign address as my contact one.
There have been many good reasons mentioned including the way this could make it possible for those with non UK credit / debit cards to top up.
The rather silly situation of getting money from Giffgaff using paypal but that they refuse point blank to accept Paypal for topping up is ridiculous.
Over the years you will find that it is always under consideration, but that's it.
The extra cost has been mentioned by other members, but this could be passed on directly to those topping up so becomes a red herring.
Some have said how they prefer their bank or card details to be held by as few businesses as possible, and they prefer using Paypal to pay any on-line purchases.
There are many reasons to enable this payment method, but no valid reason has ever been given by Giffgaff showing why they do not want it.
Perhaps this time?????
this is a great idea people can top up where ever and when ever plus PAYPAL is the safest way for transactions.
this idea has been looked at by giffgaff for a long time.
good idea but has already been suggested before
Hi, welcome to the giffgaff Labs.
I notice your idea is a duplicate of something we've had before. You might not be aware, but giffgaff selects ideas to implement based on what gets the most upvotes and not what has been proposed most often — it's not easy to merge duplicate ideas.
What is easy, however, is searching before you post. As you chose not to do that and instead spewed out yet another idea that's been proposed already, you've actually made it less likely that either idea will be implemented by splitting the votes between the two.
Next time, please think about searching and supporting existing ideas.
This has been suggested before - still a good idea and hope it gets taken up. Suspect paypal fees may be more expensive which may prevent giffgaff using it.
Although I have added my vote it is a frequent suggest in the May Ideas section.
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