Texting with PayPal

Take PayPal with you, where ever you go!

We all love getting those emails that say “You’ve got money!‏”.  You know you get a smile on your face as the little voice in your head whispers Ka-Ching!  It’s a great feeling…but I can top it.  Now, some of you might know exactly what I am talking about.  Those of you who do, take a quick moment and give yourself a pat on the back.  For the rest of you who are still feeling a little lost, pay attention as I fill you in on this.

It is almost 2012.  We use our cell phones for everything under the sun, right?  So why don’t you have your cell phone hooked up to your paypal account?  If you haven’t done so yet, let me go over the wonders of  Texting with PayPal.

By connecting your cell phone number you can securely access and manage your account wherever you go. PayPal Mobile lets you use your mobile phone to:

  • Check your balance
  • Send money
  • View past transactions

How cool is that??  I love it when one of my kids yell “Hey Mom, you just got a text from Paypal”, even they smile when they see who it’s from!  Another reason I like having my cell phone connected with PayPal is that I can easily send money to family and friends without having to be in front of a computer.  Anything that makes my life easier, I am ALL OVER IT!  If you have a smart phone, be sure to download the Paypal App.

Here are the Basic Text Message Keywords (or Commands) that you use:


To check your PayPal balance:

Text bal or balance to 729725 (PAYPAL)


To: 729725
Msg: BAL

To: 729725
Msg: SEND 10.99 to 2125551981


To send money with PayPal:

Send a text to 729725 (PAYPAL). Specify the amount and the recipient’s phone number or email address.


  • Send 10.99 to 2125551981
  • 10.99 21255519815 name@domain.com
  • Send 5 to name@domain.com


Request money from another PayPal user:

Send a text to 729725 (PAYPAL). Include the words getand from, and then specify the amount and the phone number of the person you’re requesting money from. You can even enter several phone numbers – just separate them with a comma.


  • Get 10 from 2125551981
  • Get 10 from 2125551981,2125551982,2125551923


To get help with Texting with PayPal:

Text help to 729725 (PAYPAL), and we’ll reply with instructions.


There’s a lot more that you can do so be sure to login to your Paypal Account and read all over all the details they have.  If you do not have a PayPal account yet, you can open a free account here or click on the banner below.
Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.





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