Paypal Mobile is now available to members in the Asia Pacific region, including the Philippines starting today. Aside from the WAP site, both the iPhone app and the Android app is available to download for free.
This is according to a press release sent by Paypal today:
â€œConsumers today want fast, secure and convenient methods of conducting their online financial transactions,â€ said Rahul Shinghal, Regional Mobile Manager for PayPal Asia Pacific. â€œIt is clearly evident that the mobile phone is becoming an essential part of daily life here in Malaysia. PayPal’s availability on the mobile is a natural development for us as we strive to provide our users here with the most convenient and secure online transaction experience available. With PayPal’s new mobile application, users can now securely manage their money online and send money for payments quickly, both locally and around the world.â€
While there are existing 3rd-party Paypal for iPhone apps in the iTunes Store, they cost between $3.99 and $4.99. The official Paypal Mobile iPhone App is free.
I was able to download the official Paypal app thru iTunes but a search on the Android Market turned out blank. I’ve already sent word to Paypal as this might just be a delay. Will update this post once I receive their reply on the matter.