PayPal is about to make Vodafone’s award winning wallet even better. At some point during 2016, millions of PayPal customers will be able to add their account to the Vodafone Wallet and from then on pay contactlessly with their smartphone. If you don’t already have a PayPal account you’ll be able to sign up for one from within the Vodafone Wallet app.
“Enabling two innovative giants like PayPal and Vodafone is exactly what we built our company for.” said Brian Semkiw, CEO of Carta Worldwide. “We very much look forward to this product establishing a strong position in Vodafone’s many geographical markets.”
Stefano Parisse, Group Director Consumer Services, Vodafone Group said: “We are excited to allow millions of PayPal customers to make payments at the physical point-of-sale using their Vodafone Wallet, which provides highly secure mobile payments. Vodafone customers will now enjoy the ability to use PayPal to fund payments made using the Vodafone Wallet, which is the industry’s most comprehensive solution for offline and online payments.”
PayPal CEO Rupert Keeley said: “Money is going digital, and the smartphone is at the centre of this transformation. Our partnership with Vodafone will enable millions of our customers in Europe to make contactless payments for the first time in their favourite high street stores using their mobile phones.”
Vodafone customers cannot link their PayPal accounts just yet, with a launch date being released at Mobile World Congress taking place between February 22 and 25. The Vodafone Wallet is currently available in Germany, Spain, the UK, Italy and The Netherlands.