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PayPal Offers Payment Service on Cellphones

April 07, 2006|From the Associated Press

Customers of the PayPal online payment service can now use their cellphones to instantly send money, buy items or donate to charities.

Viacom Inc.'s MTV, the National Basketball Assn. and News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment Inc. are among those already accepting PayPal Mobile service for payment, San Jose-based PayPal said.

PayPal Mobile allows users in the U.S. and Canada to instantly transmit money by sending text messages.

Customers activate the service by logging on to a website and registering their cellphone numbers.

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