PayPal Secret Helps Get You Paid

Have you wanted to charge a credit card by taking down information over the phone and processing it through PayPal? PayPal Payments ProYou could purchase the $30 package PayPal Payments Pro which lets you take credit cards over the phone, or try this nifty little work around PayPal secret.

PayPal Here Device PayPal Secret If you call support and ask how to take a card without a PayPal Here device they will most likely only steer you towards the above mentioned plan. That’s understandable, as they make commissions off of this product. It is a good product and offers some great features, the point of this article is not to steer you away from choosing PayPal Payments Pro, but rather to offer an alternative to those who do not want to spend that or commit to such a plan.

So, with that said, here is how to get around the PayPal secret “paywall”…



  1. First go to the app market on your smartphone and download the PayPal Here app. (make sure to get the Here version as PayPal has another app “PayPal” that only works for purchasing)
  2. Next open the app and go through the setup prompts.
  3. Type in the amount of the transaction and click the charge button at the top
  4. Finally choose “Card Number” from the payment options menu and type in the customers card number information

That’s it! PayPal charges 3.5% percent on all transactions ran this way. Note that the transfer of funds may take 2-3 days this way to move into availability or a bank account, however, it seems that with a PayPal debit card, the funds are available almost immediately.


Jophiel Silvestrone

Written by: Jophiel Silvestrone

Jophiel Silvestrone has written 210 posts in the Tech Blog.

Jophiel grew up on a ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana near Chico Hot Springs. Working on the ranch instilled work ethic and self motivation. Filled with this drive, Jophiel started mowing the local school's yards twice a month throughout the summers, at the age of 12. He moved to Billings in 2004, where he has been deeply involved in the local business community ever since. A serial entrepreneur, Jophiel has ran multiple businesses in our local community. The first business, a janitorial and carpet cleaning company, founded in 2005, has employed over 50 locals. Moving on to the media industry, Jophiel and several partners founded Green Directory Montana in the spring of 2007. Green Directory's sustainability ranking software awarded points based on sustainable or "green" actions. These points counted towards a business's total "Green Score," which in turn ranked them against other businesses in their category and throughout the entire site. It also featured a limited edition print version distributed annually. A business acquisition allowed Jophiel to focus on new projects, and a few close business colleagues and Jophiel started Rocky Mountain Mr. & Ms. Magazine, a lifestyle publication for men and women in the Magic City. After a year and a half at the helm of RM3 Magazine, the business was purchased. He now runs a web development company SkyPoint Studios and fathers his son Jaoquin, who plays football, basketball, soccer, and is learning snowboarding from his dad. Recently, has expanded to locations in Havasu, Arizona & Vegas. SkyPoint Studios is a market leader in both Billings & Havasu and Jophiel is working on building that same level of market dominance in Vegas. Specialties: Extensive experience in online and offline business. Especially savvy at WordPress, and operate several sites, one example is the blog: Check out for the latest projects from SkyPoint Studios.

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