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Tap, Tap, Done: Pageonce Introduces Mobile Bill PayQuick, Easy Bill Pay App Turns Smartphone Into the Wallet of the Future (October 24, 2011)
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/11 -- Pageonce (pageonce.com), the popular daily finance service for mobile devices, today launched the first and only mobile bill pay service that gives consumers remote control over when and how they pay their bills. Pageonce lets users view all their bills and pay from any account, all in one simple app anytime, anywhere.
The award-winning Pageonce Money & Bills already lets users automatically track all types of bills -- from rent and mortgage, utilities, and cell phone to credit cards -- and alerts them when a bill is due. Now Pageonce gives users the option to pay immediately from their choice of accounts with a few taps on their smartphone. Pageonce makes paper bills, checks and stamps, and logging into several different websites for online bill pay, obsolete -- helping users save time and avoid annoying late and overdraft fees.
"Pageonce has been helping millions of users stay on top of all their money and bills through a simple and smart mobile interface," said Guy Goldstein, Pageonce Founder and CEO. "Now we're empowering people to DO their finances directly from their smartphone. Paying bills is our first step in building the Wallet of the Future."
Simple, Smart and Secure.
Pageonce collects all the information about a user's bills, including payment due date, amount due and itemized details, and presents them in a simple, easy-to-read format on a smartphone. Before a bill is due, users will get an alert that allows them to pay now in just three steps:
1. Select how to pay
2. Enter the amount
3. Tap Pay
That's it, done. The user gets a receipt and e-mail that the payment has been sent, followed by a confirmation once the payment has been received. All of this is done with the utmost security at every level. Pageonce adheres to the same strict security standards as banks, while adding extra protections on the app such as locking the app with a PIN code, designating access from one specific mobile device, and the ability to block mobile access from the web, if a device is lost or stolen.
"Consumers are hungry for that combination of convenience and control that will enable them to pay bills more easily, more quickly, and with more control," said Mark Schwanhausser, Senior Analyst, Multichannel Financial Services, Javelin Strategy & Research. "That means being able to review the details of a bill, not just the amount due. That means having the ability to choose when and how to pay, whether it's from a 'pay now' checking account or a 'pay later' credit card that earns rewards. And, increasingly, it means being able to pay bills via mobile device whenever and wherever you are."
Pageonce recently concluded a successful beta testing program that included nearly 1,000 best testers paying thousands of bills.
"The Pageonce bill pay app was so easy it caught me off guard," said Jesse Thouin, father of six from Nashville and Pageonce mobile bill pay beta tester. "Wait, this is it? I don't have to log into 18 different sites? I can pay all my bills in just a few minutes from my phone. Pageonce is a fun, friendly app that's super powerful."
Pageonce is dedicated to simplifying everyday finances. The Pageonce Money & Bills service offers clarity and control over all accounts in one single place, automatically organizing bank and credit card accounts, tracking transactions, managing and paying bills, and sending real-time alerts. With more than five million users in the U.S. and Canada, Pageonce is available free on iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone 7 and the Web. Launched in 2008, Pageonce is a top-rated app in the finance category, and the recipient of Android Editor's Choice App award and an Apple top app of 2010. Privately held and based in Palo Alto, Calif, Pageonce is funded by Morgenthaler Ventures, Pitango Ventures, and Silicon Valley angel investors. For more information, visit http://www.pageonce.com.
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