Nowadays, it’s more important than ever to stay connected. This ensures that you’re always informed about what’s happening in the Philippines and around the world. When you’re up to date, you’ll know what to do in cases of emergencies; you can also make better decisions for your health, safety, and other life matters.
Meanwhile, keeping in touch with friends and loved ones can help ease the feelings of stress and isolation, which improves one’s physical and mental health. Another thing that can reduce stress is engaging in your hobbies, such as playing video games. It’s something that can be challenging and entertaining at the same time, especially if you’re playing with friends.
For all of these activities, there’s one common denominator: you need to have sufficient credits to be able to do them. Luckily, there are various platforms where you can purchase prepaid load, mobile data, and gaming pins. Here are some of them—all of which are online—so you can ensure that your accounts are always topped up:
One of the most convenient ways to buy mobile prepaid load, data packages, and gaming credits is through your e-wallets. If you don’t have one yet, you can download the Paymaya app (or other e-wallets you prefer). After creating an account, you need to add money in order to make transactions. There are many ways to do this, including online banking and over-the-counter transactions.
Once you have the correct amount in your e-wallet, simply tap on the correct icon for prepaid load, mobile data, or gaming pins. Select the amount or package you want, input the mobile number of the recipient, and confirm the transaction. If you bought load or mobile data, you’ll receive the credits straight to your account. If you bought gaming pins, you’ll receive a code to input on the game’s website or the game’s interface itself.
What’s great about making this kind of purchase through e-wallets is that the prices are always discounted. You can also purchase prepaid load for any telco. Meanwhile, for gaming pins, there are “tingi” options. If you only need Php 50, you don’t need to buy Php 100 worth of credits.
There are many banking apps nowadays that have prepaid loading services. Depending on the banking app you have, this feature can be under the “Payments” option or “Other Services” menu (or the corresponding name). If you don’t have the app, you can also find these options in your bank’s official online banking website.
Of course, before you are able to use these services, you need to have an account with that specific bank. You may also have slightly limited options when it comes to denominations or packages. Finally, many banking apps usually don’t offer gaming pins.
Online shopping platforms like Lazada and Shopee don’t just sell a variety of consumer goods. They also offer and bills payment, as well as prepaid loading services for all telcos. You can load as low as Php 10 to as high as Php 1,000. What’s convenient is that you have the option to pay using your debit or credit card, e-wallet, or the shop’s own wallet.
If you’re always shopping online, this method is definitely convenient since you can buy everything you need on just one platform. As a bonus, you may also earn vouchers or other rewards that can be used exclusively in these online marketplaces.
There are some mobile apps like Grab that have expanded their services to include prepaid loading and mobile data packages. The denominations range from Php 10 and Php 1,000. The mobile data packages, on the other hand, include the current offerings of the telco. The only data packages that will appear are those applicable to the phone network so you don’t need to scroll through both networks’ options.
All you need to do to make the purchase is input the mobile number (Grab will detect the network for you) and then tap on the correct denomination. Currently, however, the only way to pay for your purchases is through their own wallet.
Official Websites and Apps
If you prefer to go through official channels, you can also visit the telco or the gaming company’s website to purchase your prepaid load or gaming credits. The process takes only a few steps. First, input your mobile number or account name. Then, choose the denomination you want. Finally, select your preferred payment method (and make sure it has sufficient balance). Once the transaction is completed, you’ll be credited the amount or receive the corresponding codes.
Of course, you can also go the “old-school” way and purchase load cards or game cards. You can also go to convenience stores, pawnshops, and other service centers where you have the option to buy load electronically. These are not as convenient as digital methods, but they’re available just in case you need them.
The bottom line here is that you have plenty of options to choose from so you can always stay connected and online.