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Topup via PayPal

By: peter | 19-04-2010 22:55

Hello,

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.

Peter

Comments

by: kath72
on: 28-08-2015 11:59

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

by: ahorsted
on: 28-08-2015 11:36

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.

by: daveiyf
on: 28-08-2015 10:08

a great idea,,it would be much better,,,,,,,,,,,,gets my vote

by: karenyates
on: 28-08-2015 09:59
I totally agree,if giffgaff are happy to use Paypal to pay you then surely they should be happy to be paid that way.
by: xollobru
on: 28-08-2015 05:05

Like this idea which is being considered by giffgaff?:

http://labs.giffgaff.com/idea/11124

Add your support to the original idea!

by: dazoo
on: 19-08-2015 09:42

Did see some where on site that are looking how to do this it said in 2015 hopefully sometime

by: redisblue
on: 18-08-2015 19:54
This has been discussed many a time and giffgaff seem a little unsure - my concern would be the charge made payable to the customer for the service as paypal charge you.
by: notxn85
on: 18-08-2015 18:36

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.

by: notxn85
on: 18-08-2015 18:35

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.

 

by: pinkcalculator
on: 18-08-2015 15:17

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 no