Digital cash outfit Ukash is partnering with Vodafone to offer its debit and credit card alternative via mobile phones.
Ukash is aimed at people who don't have credit or debit cards or do not want to use them online. Users purchase vouchers at retailers and then enter the unique and secure number at Web sites that accept Ukash.
Through the Vodafone partnership customers can now purchase vouchers by visiting the Ukash Mobile Web page using their phone's Internet browser. The user is charged £11 for a £10 voucher, which is paid for by 'pre-pay' mobile phone credit.
The customer then receives a SMS text message containing a 19 digit Ukash number which can be used to make payments on Web site and mobile Internet sites that accept the system.
The service is powered by the AirPayment mobile platform from wireless Internet service provider Hybyte.
Mark Chirnside, CEO, Ukash, says: "This new service makes getting Ukash even more convenient for mobile users, meaning they can get a voucher straight to their phone 24/7."