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.
It's going to be implemented at long last! Yesss!
Hi folks. Great news for this long-standing Idea from back near when giffgaff was founded - coming very soon, we'll be implementing the ability to make purchases through PayPal.
You can read all the nitty-gritty in Steve's post in Announcements, but in short, PayPal will be added to payment options for one-off purchases for existing members in April. PayPal for recurring payments and for activations will follow shortly after once we've got a bit more feedback as well.
Thank you so much to everyone who's suggested using PayPal, voted on the Idea, or entered into discussion around it - you've helped bring this to life for other members and we're looking forward to seeing what people think.
Looks like giffgaff has decided to go with this idea.
See the announcement by @steverjames at https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Announcements/PayPal-announcement/m-p/18389199#M88067
Should please quite a few members.
I like this idea a lot . Shouldn't be that hard to put in place neither.
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
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