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.




1872 posts

Uber Geek


# 181334 11-Oct-2015 12:44
Send private message

I noticed that the "Paypal Here" facility is available in Oz.

1. Has anyone achieved having a payapl account attached to the "here" facility and used it in NZ successfully?

Not quite sure how it interacts with paypal obviously through a phone connection or the internet.

There is the whole what currency it is in

Would be interested if anyone is using this here





Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe

Email Me


Create new topic
1786 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1403822 11-Oct-2015 12:48
Send private message

Is it available? Afaik it's UK only?

3102 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1404017 11-Oct-2015 21:35
Send private message

It would not be possible to use it in NZ. First, it links to your PayPal account (through your phone via Bluetooth), and you have to give PayPal a valid address. Outside Aus/UK, obviously you would not be able to activate it since your account is not in a supported country. And PayPal would not let you sign up an account because PayPal Here is offered by PayPal Australia, not PayPal Singapore, so they are bound by Australian law to collect 100 points of ID - which is more than enough to confirm that you are not eligible to use it.

Currency would obviously be the currency of the country you bought the device. In this case Australian Dollars.

 
 
 
 




1872 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1404273 12-Oct-2015 12:45
Send private message

Kyanar: It would not be possible to use it in NZ. First, it links to your PayPal account (through your phone via Bluetooth), and you have to give PayPal a valid address. Outside Aus/UK, obviously you would not be able to activate it since your account is not in a supported country. And PayPal would not let you sign up an account because PayPal Here is offered by PayPal Australia, not PayPal Singapore, so they are bound by Australian law to collect 100 points of ID - which is more than enough to confirm that you are not eligible to use it.

Currency would obviously be the currency of the country you bought the device. In this case Australian Dollars.


Thanks for the comprehensive answer

The good news is I already have a oz paypal account. As well as oz bank account and and oz ABN number

I wonder if one can change the on screen currency whilst in NZ even though as you say transactions would be in AUD

starting to get confusing





Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe

Email Me




1872 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1404275 12-Oct-2015 12:45
Send private message

zocster: Is it available? Afaik it's UK only?


It is in Aus as well




Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe

Email Me


3102 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1404511 12-Oct-2015 16:58
Send private message

gnfb: 
I wonder if one can change the on screen currency whilst in NZ even though as you say transactions would be in AUD

starting to get confusing


Considering your buyers would get slugged with foreign transaction fees, I'd imagine you'd anger a lot of customers trying this.

Also, no, you can't change the currency. And according to PayPal, it cannot be used outside the registered country at all, so you'd be out of luck regardless.



1872 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1404574 12-Oct-2015 18:38
Send private message

Kyanar:
gnfb: 
I wonder if one can change the on screen currency whilst in NZ even though as you say transactions would be in AUD

starting to get confusing


Considering your buyers would get slugged with foreign transaction fees, I'd imagine you'd anger a lot of customers trying this.

Also, no, you can't change the currency. And according to PayPal, it cannot be used outside the registered country at all, so you'd be out of luck regardless.


:( well you are no fun at all!


Quite right Paypal actually got back to me yes you can have one no problems but  you can't use outside Oz

Back to square one!




Is an English Man living in New Zealand. Not a writer, an Observer he says. Graham is a seasoned 'traveler" with his sometimes arrogant, but honest opinion on life. He loves the Internet!.

 

gnfb on trademe

Email Me


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards results
Posted 18-Oct-2019 10:18


Logitech introduces new Made for Google keyboard and mouse devices
Posted 16-Oct-2019 13:36


MATTR launches to accelerate decentralised identity
Posted 16-Oct-2019 10:28


Vodafone X-Squad powers up for customers
Posted 16-Oct-2019 08:15


D Link ANZ launches EXO Smart Mesh Wi Fi Routers with McAfee protection
Posted 15-Oct-2019 11:31


Major Japanese retailer partners with smart New Zealand technology IMAGR
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:29


Ola pioneers one-time passcode feature to fight rideshare fraud
Posted 14-Oct-2019 10:24


Spark Sport new home of NZC matches from 2020
Posted 10-Oct-2019 09:59


Meet Nola, Noel Leeming's new digital employee
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:07


Registrations for Sprout Accelerator open for 2020 season
Posted 4-Oct-2019 08:02


Teletrac Navman welcomes AI tech leader Jens Meggers as new President
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:41


Vodafone makes voice of 4G (VoLTE) official
Posted 4-Oct-2019 07:36


2degrees Reaches Milestone of 100,000 Broadband Customers
Posted 1-Oct-2019 09:17


Nokia 1 Plus available in New Zealand from 2nd October
Posted 30-Sep-2019 17:46


Ola integrates Apple Pay as payment method in New Zealand
Posted 25-Sep-2019 09:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.