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Pay by Phone

Accept Pay by Phone transactions in your webshop

The Pay by Phone method of payment is almost self explanatory: payments made by (mobile) telephone. Consumers call a number and pay by the minute, or per call. This method of payment is ideal for ‘micropayments’ up to € 8,00. A perfect method of payment for target groups who do not have a credit card or their own bank account. This is a particularly interesting method of payment if you offer digital products or services at a low price. Payments by telephone are anonymous and easy, and represent a low-threshold method of payment for smaller amounts, also for consumers who bank online.

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  • A low-threshold payment type
  • An anonymous payment method for consumers
  • Suitable for small payment amounts

How To

1. Select and request the account type that best suits your business needs.

2. Your account will immediately be ready for implementing and testing, however extra actions are required before going live.

3. Your account can go live once you have successfully finished testing and when your request is officially approved by ICEPAY.

NB: A special request procedure is required for AfterPay, credit card, SOFORT Banking, SEPA Direct Debit recurring and paysafecard. Please note that this process may take several weeks. Once your account goes live, you will be able to offer all available payment methods (per account type) in your webshop, except for the aforementioned. These specific payment methods will only be made available to you once your request is officially approved.

Advantages and Possibilities

Paying by telephone is an interesting method of payment if you offer digital products or services at a low price, since this method is suitable for micropayments. These are payments for amounts between € 0.25 and € 8.00. If you offer content or digital products in this low-price category (worldwide), this payment option is extremely suitable for your transactions. Pay by Phone could also be the answer if your target group consists of young people who do not yet have a credit card or cash/switch card. Or for consumers in countries where electronic banking has not yet become common practice. Payments by telephone are anonymous and easy, and represent a low-threshold method of payment for smaller amounts, also for consumers who bank online.

The most common type of micropayment method is that which uses a premium telephone number. ICEPAY specialises in this payment method. In 2000, ICEPAY developed an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system that processes all transactions. This allows us to guarantee the most competitive prices. With ICEPAY, you can now offer Pay by Phone as a payment method in over 18 countries.

The advantages of Pay by Phone for your webshop:

  • A broad range due to the low-threshold aspect;
  • An anonymous payment method for consumers;
  • Suitable for small payment amounts;
  • Available for a large number of countries.

How its works for consumers

Depending on the type of account you choose, you can decide to offer payment by phone as a payment method within your ICEPAY account. Consumers pay by calling a premium telephone number. After the call has been completed, the product will be released.

To pay, all your customers (consumers) have to do is:

  1. Choose a product in your webshop;
  2. Choose Pay by Phone as the payment method;
  3. Call the designated telephone number;
  4. Once the call is completed, the payment has been made.

This payment method is suitable for small amounts to a maximum of € 8.00.

This payment method is available in

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • France
  • Luxembourg
  • The Netherlands
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • United Kingdom *
  • United States
  • Switzerland

* Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland