We all know that there are loads of different ways to deposit money into your bingo account when you are looking to play a bit of bingo on your mobile. There is, of course, the option to use your credit or debit card, while there are also the options of PayPal, Skrill, UKash or Neteller, depending on the mobile bingo site that you prefer to use. The best way to deposit though, in our humble opinion, is by using the device that you are playing bingo on – your very own mobile phone! This page looks at how you deposit in this manner and the reasons why it is the best way to top up your bingo account…
Firstly, let’s look at the process you need to go through to deposit money using your mobile phone, and the fact is that it is extremely easy! All of the sites offer pretty much the same system, but for this example we are going to use mFortune – you’ll be able to use the same instructions for any other major site as well though.
So, the process is really easy. The first thing you do is make sure that all of your details are correct, although this is 99% sure to already be right – after all, you have had to put your mobile phone number into their system in order to receive access to one of the many sites! Once you have checked that this is correct, you need to go onto the banking screen and select the “mobile phone” option, before then selecting the amount you want to deposit. It should be noted that, when depositing using your mobile phone, you can only deposit set amounts and you can’t make huge deposits – if you want to do this, you will have to use a credit or debit card. Once you select your amount, the money will be available to use almost instantly!
You might be thinking at this point “when do I actually pay for this?” Well, it will show up on your mobile phone bill at the end of the month, as a charge to mFortune. This is a common method of getting payment used by all kinds of major companies, so there’s no need to worry about it being a little “dodgy”! Just make sure you remember that you have an extra amount being tacked onto your phone bill at the end of the month, just so you aren’t caught short!
So, it’s obvious that this is an incredibly easy way to deposit, but why use it? Well, there is one massive reason to do so and that is that it’s incredibly convenient. How often have you been say on the bus and run out of credit, meaning that you have to dig about in your handbag, find your debit card, put all the details in and then, by the time you finish, you’ve reached your stop? With mobile phone deposits, you just press a couple of buttons and you can keep playing – meaning that you don’t miss out on valuable playing time. The other reason for using your mobile phone is that many people find it safer than using their debit card, although with sites like mFortune and Mecca Mobile there is no need to worry about them being insecure, as they are 100% trustworthy.
One final thing to mention is that many sites also give you the chance to withdraw money using your mobile phone, but this is slightly misleading! LadyLuck’s, for example, allows this, but instead of adding the money to your mobile phone account, they send you a cheque instead, which doesn’t make much sense to us! So, definitely use your mobile phone to make deposits on mobile bingo sites, but steer clear of making withdrawals using the option.
That’s all for now – make sure you check back soon for more hints, tips and news about the exciting world of mobile bingo!