What is Payforit ?
Payforit is a simple and safe way for consumers to purchase online digital content and services such as videos and games, with the cost being charged to their mobile phone bill or deducted from their prepaid balance. With Payforit, consumers do not need a credit card to use the service More..
If you are unhappy with the purchase of the digital content or service, you need to contact the customer service number stated on the Payforit screen, merchant’s website, your SMS receipt or (where available) on your mobile bill.
Why Can I Trust Payforit ?
Payforit payments are processed safely and efficiently because only official Payforit intermediaries approved by the mobile networks are allowed to operate the service.
Each mobile network individually authorises and monitors these intermediaries to ensure they perform under individual network contractual conditions and follow appropriate laws and regulations.
This provides consumers with clear pricing information, access to terms and conditions, as well as protection of personal details backed up by full post-transaction support.
What the Regulator says
Phonepayplus, the premium rate regulator, works closely with the mobile networks to offer comments and advice in relation to improvements in order to ensure consumer confidence through compliance with the PhonepayPlus Code of Practice.
To view their statement about Payforit from June 2013 click here
Benefits for Merchants
> Quicker and easier to set up than credit card payment systems
> Security and ease of use for you and your customer
> Expansion of potential customer base (mobile use is more widespread than credit card use)
Who is responsible for Payforit?
Payforit is not a company. It is a set of mobile consumer experience flows and a trust mark. It is supported by the 4 UK Mobile Network Operators– Vodafone, O2, Three and EE (terms & conditions) in conjunction with the micropayment industry, the industry trade association AIME (aimelink.org.uk) and the regulators – Ofcom (www.ofcom.org.uk) and PhonepayPlus (www.phonepayplus.org.uk).