PayPal Allows Canadians to Top Up Foreign Phones


Last month, PayPal announced that it will now be allowing Canadian customers to top up the prepaid mobile phones of relatives and friends in more than 100 countries through a partnership with TransferTo. This service comes without any transfer fees and is available to everyone with a PayPal account. Topping up the accounts is incredibly easy and can be done with three quick steps:
  1. Log into your PayPal account
  2. Enter the country and phone number you are recharging
  3. Enter the amount you intend to pay and confirm
The first transaction may take up to 24 hours to post, but all of the rest should be nearly instantaneous. The recipient should receive a text message confirming the refill. The ability to send payments is only available to customers in Canada and Mexico. “Mobile phones help connect people with their communities, and give them access to education, employment and essential medical and financial services,” Cameron Schmidt, general manager, PayPal Canada told The list of countries that users can send top up money to is pretty extensive. Check out the full list on the FAQ page for more information.]]>