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DGMurdockIII
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text to Donate

Post by DGMurdockIII » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:32 pm

is there any way you guys ccan set up a text to donate system

b4dc0d3r
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Re: text to Donate

Post by b4dc0d3r » Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:29 am

If you mean "send a text to the number XXXXXXXX to donate" then no.

It involves cooperation with wireless providers, lots of work and documentation, and in general yields very little unless massively and repeatedly spammed. Usually it is a set amount, requiring repeated texts to get to your desired donation amount. With many people having limits on text messages, this would be useful to a small percentage of a small fan base.

Usually the benefit is that the business now has your phone number, and can claim previous relationship status to avoid the USA do not call registry in order to solicit further donations. That is country-specific. But all text providers and their rules will be country specific as well. Even internationally operated ones have country-specific regulations.

Otherwise, please elaborate.

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Re: text to Donate

Post by Black_Fox » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:14 am

Donation SMS are not so efficient, because provider takes quite a large share from the donated money. Wire transfer/Flattr/PayPal all seem like a better option.

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Re: text to Donate

Post by vicmarcal » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:58 pm

Black_Fox wrote:Donation SMS are not so efficient, because provider takes quite a large share from the donated money. Wire transfer/Flattr/PayPal all seem like a better option.
Yup.The system is really abusive via SMS.If anyone knows a good alternative just drop it here! :P
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