Carriers OK political donations made via text messaging

08/24/2012 | VentureBeat

Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA and regional operator U.S. Cellular will begin allowing subscribers to use text messaging to donate to political candidates in a deal that will cut the carriers in for a share of the contributions. The contribution-by-text deal was delayed until a court offered the carriers legal protection from fraud. AT&T reportedly is in talks to offer such a service as well.

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