GPay - Google’s SMS Payment Patent

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Google in February 2006 filed a patent with the US Patent office describing a text message system, also referred to as “GPay” throughout the document. The patent was published last Thursday, describing an online payment system reminiscent of PayPal and Google Checkout, but mobile-enabled.

A computer-implemented method of effectuating an electronic on-line payment includes receiving at a computer server system a text message from a payor containing a payment request representing a payment amount sent by a payor device operating independently of the computer server system, determining a payment amount associated with the text message and debiting a payor account for an amount corresponding to the amount of the payment request, and crediting an account of a payee that is independent of the computer server system.

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