Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Slingshot does it again: now accepting Bitcoin
Posted on 10-Jul-2014 11:14. | Tags Filed under: News.



Last week Slingshot flicked the switch on Global Mode, and now the ISP is offering savvy Kiwi web users the chance to pay their broadband bill with Bitcoin.

Slingshot GM Taryn Hamilton says it’s another unique service that Slingshot wanted to offer its customers. He believes the Bitcoin option will appeal to the small, but passionate Bitcoin user base.

“We’re a web company, so it seems fitting to accept the world’s premier web currency, and just like we did with Global Mode we’re always looking to improve our service and offer our customers access to top notch products.”

Slingshot customers can find the Bitcoin link in the My Account section alongside the company’s more traditional payment options – cash, cheque, bank transfer, and credit card.

Payment will be taken at the current Bitcoin to NZD exchange rate and the customer’s account marked as paid. The transactions will be processed by a third party – Bitpay, with no Bitcoins being held by Slingshot. Slingshot believes it’s the largest New Zealand company to accept Bitcoin.

“The popularity of Bitcoin continues to rise and you can now even purchase them from Bitcoin ATMs like the one located Inside the Mr Barber shop at 360 Queen Street,” says Hamilton.

The practice is also growing in popularity overseas, with more than 30,000 business and charities – including Virgin Galactic and Wordpress – accepting Bitcoin payments.

As well as its market leading broadband prices, including its $89 Unlimited plan, and Global Mode, Slingshot has a range of other innovative products such as Rollover Data and an online storage association with MEGA which adds significant value to its customers.



comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

FOUR being replaced by Reality TV Channel
Created by DjShadow, last reply by tdgeek on 3-May-2016 18:20 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Chief Censor backs ban on offensive Wicked Campers designs
Created by Mspec, last reply by darylblake on 29-Apr-2016 20:15 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Alternative to Dropbox
Created by ratbert, last reply by Glassboy on 2-May-2016 23:38 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Mediaworks a titanic are the violins playing yet ??
Created by Mspec, last reply by quickymart on 2-May-2016 23:01 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Could I have some maths help please.
Created by kiwifidget, last reply by frankv on 3-May-2016 16:32 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Meshnet in Auckland, New Zealand
Created by indileosat, last reply by indileosat on 3-May-2016 13:34 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


They lost the war on drugs
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 3-May-2016 18:29 (432 replies)
Pages... 27 28 29


Electrical Wiring questions
Created by Willuknight, last reply by Willuknight on 30-Apr-2016 20:42 (26 replies)
Pages... 2