Obopay has just announced that they will be releasing a BlackBerry application that will allow you to use their mobile payment service from your BlackBerry. The application has only been announced and not released but they have promised to release it this month!
If you do not know what Obopay is check out its website www.obopay.com. Obopay has been pushing mobile payments for quite awhile but this is the first full featured BlackBerry application I have ever heard of to do such a thing. Currently you can use Obopay over wap or SMS but this will be way cooler!
They have a really cool system where when you signup you get $10 and if you invite a friend you get $5. Talk about a great way to get paid back when you pay for somebody else. Just get them signed up and your good to go. The only hitch is that it costs 10cents to send money no matter how much but it is free to receive and withdraw.
Read the press release for more info:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ — Obopay, Inc., the pioneering service provider for payments via mobile phones, today announced Obopay will be available for BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM – News; TSX: RIM – News). The new Obopay application for BlackBerry users provides fast, customizable access to Obopay’s full suite of mobile payment services.
“The typical BlackBerry user epitomizes our need for convenience as professionals and consumers. This merges perfectly with Obopay’s commitment to giving people everywhere expedient means to send and receive money and pay for goods and services,” said Obopay Chief Executive Officer, Carol Realini.
Obopay takes full advantage of the BlackBerry wireless solution’s features. With Obopay, users can send and receive money, check their balance and payment history, and purchase goods and services. The customized application gives users an elegant experience, including a simple mechanism for users to send money to individuals directly from their BlackBerry® Address Book.
This service for Obopay users will be available this month from US carriers and at www.obopay.com.