M-Pesa without Safaricom?

Recently, Safaricom removed unlimited internet bundles forcing some of us to move to find alternatives. As far as alternatives for internet goes, those are there. And I have since moved my internet bill to another carrier.

As I was moving, I kept thinking to myself why I was on Safaricom in the first place? Why are so many people on Safaricom? Despite the fact that they are not the most affordable network, nor are they the best quality network, they still have staggering numbers of subscribers. Why?

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How Payment Gateways Actually Work

PayPal, 2Checkout, Authorize.net, Alert Pay, and a host of other payment gateways…have you ever thought of how they actually work? And by actually work, I do not mean the simple redirecting to the payment gateways site, paying for an item, and being redirected back to the merchant site in a with a success or failure message.

Truthfully, for the most part, what I have just described above is to a great extent, how payment gateways work but there is more. A lot more. After developing quite a few PesaPal modules now for various systems, namely GeoDesic, Flynax, WordPress, Joomla, eDirectory, Jamroom and SkaDate to mention but a few,  I believe I have a deeper understanding of how payment gateways actually work. And below is a general description of this, from a developer’s perspective.

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