Payvia, Inc. recently announced it will be driving political contributions by providing carrier billing services for the Obama for America (OFA) campaign. The company's groundbreaking technology makes it possible for supporters to make secure donations from their mobile phones.
Any donations made by the supporter via text messages are simply charged to the users' carrier bill.
"By allowing citizens to make contributions via their mobile phone, payvia is empowering millions of Americans to make their voices heard in the electoral process,” said EVP of payvia, Alan Sege.
The payvia group's service was first presented before the Federal Election Commission (FEC) this spring. Based on a number of recommendations and opinions, payvia made necessary inclusions, each of which were approved by through a process of unanimous Commission voting.
"These proposals have engendered widespread, bipartisan support from political campaigns and reform groups alike because they offer a new and dynamic vehicle for political engagement," said FEC member Cynthia Bauerly.
payvia has been collaborating with a number of well-known merchants and mobile operators over providing consumers with services that support payment for digital goods and services via their mobile devices.
Purchases made by the user are directly billed to their carrier bills. The use of such a service, while being a first within the political arena, will make it easy for millions of American citizens to actively engage in the electoral process by making small-dollar contributions through the new carrier billing service.
payvia is part of the m-Qube, Inc. group of companies and is based in Los Angeles. The company is one of the premier providers of online and mobile payment solutions which enable consumers to make secure payments through their mobile phone.
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Edited by Braden Becker