If you’re reading this, I assume you’re either the owner of a Huawei or an Android phone or tablet. If not, you may want to consider upgrading!
Payments on those devices are handled through an app called PayPal App for Android or the Verified by Visa or Mastercard apps. If you’ve tried either one, you know how cumbersome they can be to use. You have to enter your credit card information multiple times, and then often there are problems with the transaction, resulting in an awful user experience.
Luckily, there’s a better way. PayPal and its mobile-friendly checkout pages and shopping apps make it easy for users to pay with their phones. If you use Google Pay, all your credit card information is encrypted and stored securely on Google’s servers. You don’t need to worry about fraudulent charges because Google and its partners verify your identity automatically.
The Benefits Of Additiong Money To Your Phone
With money on your phone, you can make purchases anywhere online by simply logging into your PayPal account or Google Wallet and entering a PayPal or Google account email address and password. The app will then present you with a list of stores and restaurants where you can make the purchase — with the option to add more stores and restaurants as needed.
From a security standpoint, adding money to your phone through PayPal or Google Wallet is almost as good as using a physical credit card. PayPal and Google both actively protect their users’ identities and financial information through multi-factor authentication, which adds an extra layer of security to your account. Even better, when you make a purchase with your mobile device, you’re not committing any real-world fraud because your phone doesn’t store any payment information. The information is stored securely on PayPal’s or Google’s servers and can’t be accessed by any third-party hackers. This is why we recommend adding money to your phone, as it offers the same level of security as a credit card.
If you already have a PayPal or Google account, adding money to your phone will feel very natural. You can use the same password and username for both accounts, as they are completely separate from each other. If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can create one very easily through the PayPal website.
How To Add Money To Your Phone
If you’re running iOS, you can add money to your device through the iTunes Store. Once you have iTunes open on your computer, click on the iTunes App Store icon to launch the App, and then click on the + in the top right corner of the App. You’ll see a list of all the Apps that Apple discovered during its research and development phase. Select PayPal and click on Add. You’ll then see a list of all the PayPal-approved merchants that you can buy from using your phone’s payment methods.
On an Android phone or tablet, you can add money to your phone in two ways. First, through the Google Play Store. Second, you can use the Oberlo app. Once you have Google Play open on your mobile device, click on the Oberlo logo in the top left corner of the screen and then click on Add. You’ll then see a list all the stores and businesses that Oberlo verifies are accepting payments through Google Play.
Once you have your PayPal or Google account setup on your phone, you can make a purchase from any store that accepts PayPal or Google Wallet by simply clicking on the PayPal or Google logo in the top left corner of the screen and following the on-screen instructions. The PayPal or Google logo will change color to indicate that you’re currently using your account to make a purchase. If you’re still having trouble finding a merchant that supports PayPal or Google Wallet, check out our curated list of the bests PayPal-compatible merchants.
Keep Your Personal Information Secure
One of the biggest concerns when using a third-party service like PayPal or Google Wallet is secure and confidential information. We’re happy that both companies take security seriously and that they offer such great services, but at the same time we want to make sure that our privacy is never compromised. If you use PayPal or Google Wallet, it’s important to remember that your personal information is at risk.
Here’s how the two companies guarantee your privacy:
- PayPal encrypts all the data you input during checkout with your credit card information. When you make a purchase using PayPal, your personal information — including credit card numbers — is secured and cannot be accessed by any third party. When you create an account, you register only your full name, email address, and password. PayPal holds no billing or shipping information for their users. Your credit card information is never stored on PayPal’s servers.
- Google Wallet encrypts your phone number, email address, and password when you create an account. Like PayPal, Google stored no billing or shipping information for its users. Your credit card information is also never stored on Google’s servers.
To be clear, neither PayPal nor Google Wallet save any credit card information on their servers. That information is only stored while you have an active account and when you make a purchase. When you close the app or log out of Google Wallet, the information is deleted from their servers. This method of data storage makes it much more difficult for hackers to get your personal information.
While it’s great that these companies take security seriously and offer such convenient services, it’s also important to remember that they’re not completely safe. As a consumer, you need to be aware of any security issues and be sure that the information you provide is safe. If you’ve ever used PayPal or Google Wallet and experienced any security issues, we recommend that you contact the company directly and inquire about the status of your account.