What can I do with PayPal Mobile?What do I need to get started?Is it secure?Is it free? Will it work on my phone or with my service provider?What is a mobile PIN? Do I need one?How do I pay for an eBay item using my phone?How do I open a link in the text message you send me?Will I get SPAM if I sign up for PayPal Mobile?I know how to make PayPal Mobile even better. Where can I submit my ideas?
What can I do with PayPal Mobile?
PayPal Mobile is another way to use PayPal. Instead of your computer, you use your mobile phone to:
- Pay for eBay items
- Check your PayPal balance
- Send money to friends and family
- Buy things from mobile websites
What do I need to get started?
You need a mobile phone and a PayPal account. Although you don't need it, you may want to consider getting a data plan, too.
Is it secure?
Yes. Your credit card and bank account numbers are never exposed when you use PayPal. Every mobile transaction is confirmed by your PIN or password, so you won't need to worry if you lose your phone.
Is it free?
PayPal does not charge you to check your balance, send payments by phone, or receive money into a Personal account. If you have a Premier or Business account, you're charged the standard PayPal fees for receiving personal payments. Your phone carrier may charge you for text messages, data usage, or airtime minutes.
If you are a business and would like to reach your customers through the mobile channel, check our mobile commerce solutions. The fees merchants pay to receive Text to Buy and Text to Give payments is different than the fees for other payments.
Will it work on my phone or with my service provider?
Most phones and major U.S. carriers support our service. Here is a list of U.S. carriers that support PayPal Mobile:
- Cincinnati Bell
- Midwest Wireless
- T-Mobile (prepaid)
- Virgin Mobile
What is a mobile PIN? Do I need one?
You create your mobile PIN when you activate your phone for PayPal Mobile. Your 4-digit PIN helps keep your account secure, and it makes confirming payments easy by eliminating the need to enter your email address and password each time you send a payment. Activate your phone and create a mobile PIN today.
How do I pay for an eBay item using my phone?
Go to m.ebay.com, or you can download the eBay application onto your phone for an even faster shopping experience. Once you find what you want or win a bid, find the Pay With PayPal button on the item listing, log in to PayPal, and pay on the spot.
How do I open a link in the text message you send me?
Some phones let you click the link in the message; others require you to use a menu key to select a command. The command might look like one of these:
- Go to
- Use details
- Cut address
You can also type the link into a web browser, whether it's on your phone or computer
Since all mobile devices are different, you may need assistance from your carrier's customer support or online help center to learn how to open a link.
Will I get SPAM if I sign up for PayPal Mobile?
No. We protect your personal and financial information and contact you only when it's appropriate.
I know how to make PayPal Mobile even better. Where can I submit my ideas?
We're continually working to improve our service, and we want to hear from you. Submit feedback