Six of the best things you can do with Boku
Everybody knows about Boku, right? No, it’s not quite like a haiku, in fact, it’s nothing like that. Nor is it a type of food or a bizarre-sounding sneeze. Boku is the name of a mobile payment processing company. So essentially it enables payments for things on the phone. Sure, there may be other companies out there that do that, too, but none have a name as funky as Boku. Here’s a list of six best things that can be done with Boku.
What is Boku?
Boku was launched in 2009 and is based in San Francisco. As a mobile payment processor, it allows users to basically buy things from the phone. How does it work? From the mobile, it can be used to pay for goods, from digital to retail goods at cool outlets. There’s no need to use a credit card, nor is a bank account required. In fact, there’s no need register like it happens for other payment methods.
This often puts people off using them, and it’s understandable – there are enough things to sign up for and register in the world today, wouldn’t it be great if something could just be used for free for once? With Boku, it’s possible. Everything instead is just charged to the phone’s bill provider, or the pay as you go account.
All that is needed is to supply a phone number and then pay it off via the mobile bill as and when. No more pesky things to sign up to, no more passwords and logins to remember. And no more hassle.
Aside from the ease of use, Boku is also safe and secure in making payments.Only the mobile number is shared, no other details. And payments are authenticated by SMS, so if someone ever tried to make a payment using someone’s number, they won’t be able to validate it. Sounds almost too good to be true, so let’s take a look at six other great things that can be done with Boku.
Number one – top up the e-wallet. In today’s digital age, lots of people are using virtual wallets rather than physical ones. Companies like Neteller and Skrill are often used for making payments, whether it’s for gaming, buying digital goods or using at an online retailer. With Boku it’s possible to simply use the mobile to do so. Quick, easy and effective.
Number two – simple mobile payments. Nowadays almost everyone lives on their mobile. Even this very article it’s probably being read on a mobile phone. But that’s just the way technology is evolving. Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay have become a standard. Now it’s Boku’s time to enter the fray. More retailers are signing up to Boku’s services, which means more places to shop with just a simple swipe of the phone.
Number three – topping up a gaming account. Playing online is a hobby of many. But one thing that can be a real stickler is topping up a game’s account. Not the case with Boku. For instance, at www.bestcasinosites.net, it’s easy to make a payment with the mobile and get back into it.
Number four – use it on the best brands. As Boku is one of the most widely mobile billing payment options across the globe, it’s no wonder that some of the biggest companies are fighting to get it integrated with their systems. Boku has made agreements with some of the biggest brand retailers in the world, such as EA, Sony, Android, iPhone and Facebook. If someone is on any of these sites, Boku can be used to make purchases. Whether it’s for digital content on Facebook or buying a film from Sony or an EA game, it’s possible just get it charged to the mobile number and enjoy instant, simple purchasing.
Number five – pay for parking. It’s a hassle. Finding somewhere to park and then not having the right change or having to ring up to make a payment. Since partnering with mobile ticketing services provider, Sunhill Technologies, Boku is making it even easier to park. Once it’s rolled out to destinations across the globe, anyone will be able to make a parking payment direct from the phone. Now that will be welcomed.
Number six – leave credit card at home. Or debit card. The point is, every time soemeone leaves the house, there are checks to do – keys, phone, wallet. With the increasing use and coverage of Boku, the wallet could stay at home. It will be enough to take the phone, having everything needed to make purchases when out and about.
As mobile payments are becoming more and more popular, Boku is capitalising on this and expanding its reach and usage across the world. It means life will be a lot simpler and more secure with things charged to the phone.
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