Some say ignorance is bliss, but in the case for pay by phone billing, we'd have to respectfully disagree. Actually, we'd argue it isn't bliss at all but seeing as today's guide is focused on pay by phone billing, we'll be referring only to that. As you may or may not be aware, it is one of the most accessible and easiest forms of payment on the web. We here at Fable Casino provide the service. However, as incredible as it may seem, many still believe these five horrid myths about pay by phone billing as though they are absolute gospel. Nonsense to that, we say! Here are the top five pay by phone billing myths you should never believe.
1. It’s Costly
One of the most silly myths to do with pay by phone billing is that it is a very costly method of making your deposit. Some players seem to be labouring under the impression that to go with the pay by phone billing method is to incur hidden costs that will, in the long rum, add up to a bigger bill than your initial deposit.
This couldn't be further from the truth. If you ever hear anyone saying “I don't want to get into pay by phone billing because it's dear,” your response should definitely be: “it's only expensive if you deposit too much!” The best thing about pay by phone billing is that there are no hidden extra costs involved whatsoever. The only money that will be taken from you is the amount you choose to deposit. Simple. There are limits, naturally, but otherwise it's completely free to use.
2. It's Unsecured
While a more understandable myth when you consider how it looks sending money via a text message, that doesn't make it less false or any more of a blatantly misinformed myth. If anything, pay by phone billing is more secure than other deposit methods. How, you say? We're glad you asked.
Since sending money by verified SMS is not so easy to track or hack, it's always going to be more secure than, say, PayPal or Neteller, because those servers always carry that potential. That's not to mention pay by phone billing ensures player money is safe through third party encryption codes and whatnot. It's not even close to being insecure. Anyone, who tells you otherwise, is misinformed.
3. It's Dangerous
Semi-related to the point above, many players tend to think computer hackers are just waiting with poised fingertips over their keyboards for you to make a mistake, so that you give them everything you need to know through sensitive information. Not only is this labouring under the idea that hacking is exactly like it is in the movies, but it's also assuming pay by phone billing needs all your personal details in order to operate.
Again, wrong! Hacking isn't like it is in the movies and there are most certainly not people out there who can hack an SMS message. At least, not in the same way as a computer. In any case, they'd have to wake up a little earlier because it's going to take longer than that to catch a one-time verified SMS just for the sake of a couple of quid.
4. It’s Hard To Use
Another myth that honestly baffles us, is the idea that pay by phone billing is somehow much harder to use than other forms of payment. Because, you know… sending a text is really hard. We're kidding, of course. It's actually ridiculously easy. Honestly, pay by phone billing is so easy that even a chimp can do it!
With e-wallets, you have to log in all your bank details, know how to set up an account as well as manage it before you can make a single payment. Pay by phone billing requires none of that. Literally two texts and you're done. No fuss. No kerfuffle. All UK mobile users can use it, even those on different networks! So, please, for the love of God, don't think that it's hard.
5. It Requires Credit Cards
Finally, we reach the most commonly misconstrued factoid of them all. Many players mistakenly think that, in order to use pay by phone billing, you need to set up a credit/debit card first. This is simply not true. With pay by phone billing, all you need is your phone. That is it. You don't even need a bank account to use it. Well, if you have pay-as-you-go for your tariff, that is.
If you're on a monthly contract, then technically you would need a bank account as most phone bills need a direct debit transaction to work. As for pay by phone billing, however, this simply isn't the case. If you want to take a quick tenner from your phone credit one day, you can do just that or add it onto your monthly phone bill payment. Careful, though. You don't want to end up with a massive bill scare!