In our last issue, we reported on a way for London-area drivers to pay—by SMS—a newly implemented congestion charge. In this issue we speak to Ashley Ward, CEO, and Mary Carol Harris, Sales and Corporate Communications, of Upaid, a mobile company looking to leverage the emerging SMS opportunity to make it easier for consumers of all types to make payments using their mobile devices. Upaid's proprietary technology, HiPAAS, enables multiple parties to plug into Upaid's centrally hosted authentication and service delivery centers and offer customers mobile payments […]. Upaid's first service is prepaid SMS-based top-up of mobile accounts.
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