January 17th, 2010

flamebusy

Oh look, yet another reason why texting a donation might not be a good idea.

http://consumerist.com/2010/01/text-message-donations-for-haiti-may-be-delayed-up-to-3-months.html

I've never quite trusted texting money to somebody... not sure why, honestly. I have no problems with paypal. Maybe that's because paypal is very transparent about how sending money works, but phone companies aren't, they just run around going "Text ZOMGMONEY to donate to this great cause!" without even a lick of further explanation. And that may well be because of things like taking fees out of your money and taking three months to deliver it to where it's going.