payvia Launches Political Contributions via Mobile Payments for Obama for America


Letting Supporters Donate by Text Message for the First Time in History

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- payvia Inc., the leading online and mobile payments provider, announced today that it is the exclusive vendor to power political contributions via carrier billing for Obama for America (OFA). payvia's innovative technology gives supporters a convenient and secure way to donate using just their mobile phone. Donations are made by text message and charged to the users' carrier bill.

The payvia group first presented this groundbreaking service to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) this spring. payvia worked through a series of FEC advisory opinions, each approved by unprecedented unanimous Commission votes. This is the first time in history that political committees can accept contributions directly via carrier billing.  

FEC member Cynthia Bauerly noted in a public statement: "These proposals have engendered widespread, bipartisan support from political campaigns and reform groups alike because they offer a new and dynamic vehicle for political engagement."

"By allowing citizens to make contributions via their mobile phone, payvia is empowering millions of Americans to make their voices heard in the electoral process," says payvia Executive Vice President, Alan Sege.

payvia partners with leading merchants and major mobile operators to enable consumers to pay for digital goods and services using just their mobile number, adding purchases directly to their carrier bill. Extending its payment expertise to the political arena, payvia is giving millions of American citizens the opportunity to engage further in the electoral process through small-dollar contributions via carrier billing.

About payvia
payvia is a leading mobile and online payments company that allows consumers to make simple and secure payments via their mobile phone. By connecting directly to the carrier network, payvia enables consumers to pay for digital goods and services using their mobile phone, adding purchases directly to their carrier bill. Visit us at

payvia is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in Seattle and Boston. payvia is part of the m-Qube, Inc. group of companies and is backed by leading investors Silver Lake Sumeru, Montgomery, and Trinity Ventures. 

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