PayPal and/or Google checkout payment options

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sfhub
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PayPal and/or Google checkout payment options

Post by sfhub » Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:04 am

It would be convenient if folks could load up their Ooma account using PayPal or Google checkout instead of entering credit card information at time of checkout. Then that balance could be used for things like intl calling, paying for porting, taxes, etc.

Some folks would also feel safer purchasing this way as they proactively load up their account with how much they want to spend rather than giving Ooma a credit card #, which Ooma then sends charges to, since the charges, in the former case, are limited to only the available balance with Ooma.

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Re: PayPal and/or Google checkout payment options

Post by allo » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:32 pm

sfhub wrote:It would be convenient if folks could load up their Ooma account using PayPal or Google checkout instead of entering credit card information at time of checkout. Then that balance could be used for things like intl calling, paying for porting, taxes, etc.

Some folks would also feel safer purchasing this way as they proactively load up their account with how much they want to spend rather than giving Ooma a credit card #, which Ooma then sends charges to, since the charges, in the former case, are limited to only the available balance with Ooma.
Paypal is not much safer than any other Credit card!
If anybody can't trust any business with their CC, they can always get a CC Virtual # where they can specify an amount limit/max: $100... or whatever amount they feel comfortable with... as well as the expiration date they want; and many CC allow changing the amount and the expiration date at any time (extending or canceling)!

Many if not most CC offer that choice ( Virtual Numbers which can be used with only one supplier/business... but can be used for several transactions).
One can sign up for 1 or more Virtual numbers without providing the suppliers name... but once used with one it stays with that... so it is convenient to have several #s ready for all kind of shopping...
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Re: PayPal and/or Google checkout payment options

Post by mthomtech » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:41 pm

And actually, Paypal offers virtual mastercard service for free. So essentially you can use Paypal anywhere if you wish.
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sfhub
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Re: PayPal and/or Google checkout payment options

Post by sfhub » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:39 pm

allo wrote:If anybody can't trust any business with their CC, they can always get a CC Virtual # where they can specify an amount limit/max: $100... or whatever amount they feel comfortable with... as well as the expiration date they want; and many CC allow changing the amount and the expiration date at any time (extending or canceling)!
You still need to provide your billing address with virtual CC for the auth to go through.

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Re: PayPal and/or Google checkout payment options

Post by allo » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:03 am

sfhub wrote:
allo wrote:If anybody can't trust any business with their CC, they can always get a CC Virtual # where they can specify an amount limit/max: $100... or whatever amount they feel comfortable with... as well as the expiration date they want; and many CC allow changing the amount and the expiration date at any time (extending or canceling)!
You still need to provide your billing address with virtual CC for the auth to go through.
So?

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Re: PayPal and/or Google checkout payment options

Post by sfhub » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:17 pm

Some folks like to pay for things giving out just the information needed. If PayPal is an option they can provide just their email for the funding request and get the ball rolling.

If you have no need and want to pay by credit card or virtual credit card then all the power to you. There are many online services and merchants which provide other payment options because various folks have different desires and needs.

This is just a suggestion posted in the "Suggestions" forums. It isn't intended to be a comparison between the merits of different payment methods.

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