Friendster Users Can Now Send Money Via GCASH
Millions of Friendster Users Can Now Send and Receive Money from Family and Friends – An Industry First
Friendster is the first major social network to enable money transfer via partner platforms. Today, more than 13 million active members in
From the Friendster web site, to initiate the process of sending money to another user, a user simply associates their Friendster account with their GCASH mobile phone number. Users can send money to any other Friendster user who is also a GCASH subscriber, where the transaction is securely completed using SMS text messages from the authorized mobile phone and the mobile PIN provided by the owner.
Friendster users with a Globe mobile number can begin sending money by registering their mobile number on the Friendster mobile registration page: http://www.friendster.com/registermobile.php. To send or receive GCASH, users must also enable their mobile number by registering for the GCASH service on their phones. Information on registration is available on the GCASH website at http://www.g-cash.com.ph.
Once a mobile number is registered and enabled, users can send money to anyone in their friends list by simply viewing the profile of the intended recipient and clicking the “Send GCASH” button. Users then enter the amount of money to transfer which initiates a confirmation SMS text message to appear on the sender’s mobile phone. The sender confirms the money transfer using their mobile PIN. This confirmation process ensures that only the owner of the GCASH account can authorize the funds transfer. After the text message confirmation is received from the sender, money is transferred to the recipient’s mobile phone GCASH account, completing the transaction. Transaction fees are P2.50 per transaction for Globe subscribers.
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Friendster is the #1 social network in
Friendster is a top 20 global website in the world in terms of traffic, serving over 16 billion page views a month.* Friendster is also a leader in “user engagement” among the top five global social networks, with users spending an average of 147 minutes per visitor per month on www.friendster.com.*
With more than 95 million members worldwide, Friendster is a leading global online social network. Friendster is focused on helping people stay in touch with friends and discover new people and things that are important to them. Online adults, 18 and up, choose Friendster to connect with friends, family, school, social groups, activities and interests. Friendster prides itself in delivering an easy-to-use, friendly and interactive environment where users can easily connect with anyone around the world via www.friendster.com or m.friendster.com from any Internet-ready mobile device. Friendster has a growing portfolio of patents granted to the company on social networking, with more expected over the next several months. Headquartered in
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