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.
This has been suggested many times and is apparently under consideration
however im going to support this post too to see if it can get moved along
Yes, this is a good idea, and I'm sure this is coincidentally a duplicated suggestion, but I feel I have to give the Kudos to the one that was submitted first.
a great idea,,it would be much better,,,,,,,,,,,,gets my vote
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Did see some where on site that are looking how to do this it said in 2015 hopefully sometime
This idea was suggested in 2012 https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Archive-Ideas/Easier-Ways-to-Top-Up/idi-p/4927018
I have suggested it a couple of times before.
Other people have suggested it.
Giffgaff said they were considering it in May, so I suppose it does take a time to investigate costings / volumes etc. .... a long time.
Surely the comments about the extra cost are red herrings, only when one pays using paypal should one incurr an extra cost. Paying by credit / debit card would stay as it is. It would be the choice of the member which payment method to use, the cost would not be spread across other members.
I shall re-iterate one of the major advantages, to me, of allowing paypal.
I use Giffgaff, I don't make many phone calls so I only have my giffgaff number even though I am abroad most of the time.
I have both UK and foreign bank accounts. My UK bank account is registered to a foreign address. I can not top up because the method used currently will only allow a UK address. I could use my paypal account to pay, and I could also choose which bank account the payment comes from.
A minor advantage, which may appeal to others, is that when I pay by card I have to have the card with me (or remember which cv code for the registered card), I can remember my paypal log-in details far more easily and I do not have to hunt about in another room for the registered card.
It would be useful if someone loses a card - they could use paypal to top up their phone so they can tell the bank of the loss!
This is a simple idea, it would make giffgaff more flexible, the cost would be born by the paypal user. So far I have seen no comments to make this idea less than excellent.
I did hear of the words paypal coming at the last open day but I think ythat was more for phones and its not even happened for that
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