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Share Mobile Tickets with Friends via SMS

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sxswWe just made it easier to share tickets with friends and family. Our patent-pending Transfer-to-a-Friend™ feature offers easy, personalized SMS text message ticket delivery on mobile devices. Brown Paper Tickets is the only major ticketing and event registration company to use SMS text messaging for ticket sharing.

This is a modern alternative to will call when meeting friends at concerts, classes, shows or other events. Skip waiting at will call or standing around to hand deliver printed tickets to your friends.

Transfer-to-a-Friend™ is faster and easier than app-enabled digital transfer technology, and a higher percentage of fans can send the 100-percent authenticated mobile tickets to their friends, because it works on any web-enabled mobile device.

How Mobile Sharing Works

Fans who purchase mobile tickets can view them on any web-enabled device, and touch Transfer-to-a-Friend™ to be prompted to enter a destination country and mobile phone number. Transfer-to-a-Friend™ sends a text message, including the name of the original ticket buyer, inviting the recipient to collect their ticket. With one touch the transfer is complete, if the recipient is logged into their Brown Paper Tickets account. If not, the receiving fan can log in or create an account, and the ticket is transferred.

Fans can also re-transfer their ticket, or organize a group to attend any event together by purchasing several tickets, and using Transfer-to-a-Friend™ to text message them to as many friends as they wish. Tickets are automatically distributed to friends as they claim them, on a first-come, first-served basis.

How Event Organizers Scan and Verify Tickets

Transfer-to-a-Friend™ leverages Brown Paper Tickets’ technology to simplify the transfer process, and scannable bar codes are issued immediately. The Brown Paper Tickets scanner app for iPhone and Android transforms smartphones into electronic readers for scanning mailed physical tickets, print at home, or mobile tickets at the door. How to use Brown Paper Tickets scanner app.