The new service TextPayMe allows you to send money via your cell phone. Right now, if you sign up and confirm your cell phone takes text messages, you get $5. They seem to be legit, with a mention at CNN/Business 2.0. I just signed up, and got the $5 successfully without having to give out my Social Security or credit card number:
You will, however, need to make and send 3 text messages, which may cost something. You can withdraw your funds via online bank transfers, or you can request a check. They also have a referral program where the referrer also gets $5. You can allow me to refer you by clicking on the banner below, at no cost to you.
Once you sign-up, refer your significant other, friends, or anyone with a cell phone. To make things easy, you can have them send the money back to you for one single withdrawal. With two cell phones, you’d get $15 total.
If you haven’t joined already, you can also grab another $5 for signing up with a similar service from OboPay. Try them out, and grab that venture capital money while you’re at it!
Added: You will also need to complete one send money transaction before being able to withdraw the bonus $5. See the comments for more information.
By Jonathan Ping | Deals & Offers | 8/12/07, 6:11am