One of the sites I'm working on right now sells ad space, kinda like Craigslist. It has a lot of traffic, and you can list your ad. Putting your ad up costs you $0.50. It would be worthless to try to charge $0.50 using a credit card or some other system, so you just use the phone.Originally Posted by arrowhead
Another one is an adult site. Again, $0.99 for downloading a single movie. The implementation was certainly interesting -- you could download a movie, it would cost you just $0.99, there was no registration, nothing. Guess whaaaat -- 7% turnover rate! The idea of selecting the movie, entering the code in your mobile phone and getting to download it was just tooooo easy to pass by for most users. Was quite interesting to program, seeing how people should be able to download the video, yet they would not be required to register, and they should not be able to pass the link. I own the rights to the script as there was no contract, so it's actually up for sale.
But yes, maybe a mod can split these SMS posts to a new thread? It's an intersting discussion.