Easier hotspot payment via PayPalBy Tom Manners 24 June 2010 | Categories: news
FNB has announced that local PayPal account holders can now use PayPal to pay for high speed wireless internet access at AlwaysOn hotspots at a number of new locations including airports, leading hotel chains, and several well-known retailers and restaurants.
Internet Solutions, provider of AlwaysOn hot spots, integrated PayPal into its online checkout to give its customers an easier way to pay. FNB in March launched an agreement with PayPal which enables FNB customers to top up and withdraw funds to their qualifying FNB accounts from their PayPal accounts.
Justin Spratt, general manager of Wi-Fi at Internet Solutions says “Internet Solutions and AlwaysOn are the largest providers of hotspots with currently over 750 AlwaysOn hotspots countrywide. We believe the co-operation with FNB and PayPal will give our customers an even faster and safer way to enjoy the benefit of internet connectivity across our network.”
Chris Savides, general manager FNB Complementary Online Services, says “We are excited that South African companies are embracing the PayPal service. This latest offering comes at an opportune moment with so many foreigners now in the country.”
A hotspot is a Wi-Fi enabled location. Anyone can access a hotspot using a laptop, mobile phone and any other Wi-Fi enabled device.
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