How I Got My Smartmoney Card Right Away

My Smartmoney card means a lot to me. This serves as my credit card for online transactions and for paying bills, an ATM card for cash withdrawals and also for grocery.

So far I have not encountered any problem using it. Every transaction was smoothly processed that is why I recommend this to everybody. One of the big helps this card was done to me was to verify my Paypal account, I could not describe how relieved I was when it was completed. I needed a verified Paypal account
then because I was able to get a part-time job online where my part-time employer is located outside of the country and the only way he could pay me was through Paypal.

So how did I get my Smartmoney card? It is very very easy. First I made sure I had a Smart SIM card with regular load of at least Php10, Postpaid sim can also be used, prepared a Php100 to pay for the card(it is a
one-time payment upon claiming the card), brought a one valid ID with me and I went to the nearest Smart Wireless Center.

At Smart center they had representatives dedicated assisting people with concerns about Smartmoney. So I talked to one of them and was asked right away if I had valid ID. I said yes.

She handed me an application form to fill out. After accomplishing the form I gave it back to her together with the Php100 payment for the card. It took only approximately 20 minutes and there she was with my Smartmoney card. However, this card was not a personalized one or did not have my name on it since it was a "rush" procedure. If I wanted a Smartmoney card with my whole name on it, I would need to wait for atleast one week to get it. I said it's ok since it's not going to be a problem using the card, my name or without it.

Before she dismissed me she asked if I would like to have this card linked to my smart sim card, I said yes again since my sim card is not activated yet for Smarmoney. Like I mentioned I had P10 regular load so she
could successfuly activate smartmoney on that sim and link the card to my simcard. She did everything for me. And the card was activated right away.

To add funds to the card, there are lots of ways. I usually add funds to may card through BDO. It is BDO (Banco De Oro) Smart partnered with to come up with this kind of service. I just go to BDO and deposit to my smartmoney card like a normal bank account. That's very convenient since BDO branches are almost everywhere plus there is no additional transaction fee. But if you deposit funds to your Smartmoney at Smart wireless center, there would be a P10 or 1% transaction fee whichever is higher of which does not make sense to me. One of the other things I like about this Smartmoney is getting a text notifcation evertime there is a transaction made with my Smartmoney account like deposits, purchases and withdrawals. 

To get more information about Smartmoney, you may go to its website at Smart.com.ph. 

34 comments:

  1. Thanks for the info.

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    1. Thanks din for visiting my blog :D

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    2. hellow po yung account ko sa smart money card is expired na what should i need to do ? my laman panaman 2000 sayang kasi .
      pls help me ASAP :'(

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  2. where to get smnart money card?

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  3. very reliable info....thanks..

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  4. why the are giving smarthotline and when we try to contact it there is no one answer, its not work it..

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  5. Ang hirap pala pag na expire na ang Smart Money Card mo at dormant na..Madaming pang proseso na gagawin. Dapat pag expires na renew mo na agad para walang problema..

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  6. ung instant card po ba ng smartmoney ay pwede gamitin pangbayad online through paypal.kailangan b i unlock muna bago mag transact online lage

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    1. pano po mag unlock?

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    2. To unlock just go within the smartmoney menu in your phone, under online transaction select unlock or activate. : )

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  7. hi! do you know how to renew a dormant smart money account? what are the requirements, and how long will the process take? thanks!

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    1. The last time I check, the process is the same as applying for a new one. Just visit a Smart Wireless Center, bring at least one valid ID and a dormancy fee of Php50.00. Standard processing time nila is average of one week or longer. Hope that helps. : )

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  8. I have a problem in my smart money card before after the typhoon Yolanda in tacloban I used my smart money card and after the I didn't use it for a month and the father of my kids send money on my smart card number and it was all about 7000 peso but ever since that I could do bank transaction so I didn't get any money he sent.. And a few month I lost my simcard I always send fax letter and my id to their fax hotline ,,,and yesterday July 7 2015 my card expires now I don't know what to do to get my money in smart pls help me ....give me an advice

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    1. That's a not-so-good situation you are in right now, but I am pretty sure there are still solutions. As far as I can remember, all the funds deposit to Smartmoney accounts are saved in a BDO account or held by BDO bank.

      One of the best solutions I can advise and probably the fastest one is to contact the father of your kids and request to withdraw or undo the deposit he made to your smartmoney account and send it via different ways, a bank deposit perhaps or through LBC pera padala.

      The other thing I can think of is simply visit any Smart Wireless Center during the days a Smartmoney representative is available and request personal assistance from them. You can request for a replacement card or a brandnew one and have the funds transferred to that new card. Or you may also contact BDO people and seek other possible solutions, I am very sure this is not the first time it has happened on a Smartmoney account holder, so they should have the solution although sometimes those may take longer than expected.

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  9. Can you use it to receive money online? like for example in kickstarter.com I'm planning on making a fundraising. Can I use it to withdraw all of my accumulated funds? thanks

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    1. Hi there, thanks for dropping by. Regarding claiming or withdrawing your earned funds from kickstarter.com (for example) I am really not sure how that thing works when it comes to getting your funds for a project.

      But everytime I receive payments from someone else over the internet especially those clients from other countries, most of the time we do Paypal transaction to which my Smartmoney account is linked to and then I will just withdraw it from there to my SM card, of course fees may apply by local banks. Wire transfer to a smartmoney account, I think is not possible since it is classified as a "debit card" and not an actual bank account.

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  10. I regret purchasing bpi eprepaid because of how expensive the card is. I should have researched more.

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  11. pwede bang magdeposit sa isang smart money account kahit na wala akong smart money at all? I mean, maghuhulog ako ng pera sa isang smart money account. i have their acct.. name and acct. number pero wala akong smart money mismo and don't plan to have one.

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    1. Pwede naman, make sure mo lang na active pa yung smartmoney account na dedepositohan mo.

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  12. Ask ko lang pano po maibalik sakin ung pera once na close account ko, ung s smartmoney card, pumunta n kasi ako sa smart wireless center and ngfax n din ako ng mga requirements until now wala pang response...nsa 10,000 ung laman non, di ko alm kong pano ko mkukuha

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    1. Of course you should be able to get it, it's your money after all. As long as you have all the papers they need to release the money, you will get it. Yun nga lang minsan matagal talaga ang processing time nila, kaya hintay-hintay lang at kulitin mo rin sila paminsan-minsan. Malay mo approved for release na pala hindi lang nila nachecheck.

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  13. Magandang Araw! Usually po, ilang years bago mag expired ang Smart Money Card? I want to use it as my personal money remittance from abroad. Seems nakakatanggap instantly ng message from Smart Money kung credited na ba yong remittances, madali pang ma-monitor ang transactions. Thanks.

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  14. Magandang Araw! Usually po, ilang years bago mag expired ang Smart Money Card? I want to use it as my personal money remittance from abroad. Seems nakakatanggap instantly ng message from Smart Money kung credited na ba yong remittances, madali pang ma-monitor ang transactions. Thanks.

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    1. Junrey,

      Usually 2 years bago mag expire ulit. Kung hindi ako nagkakamali, two years for the first card then as you renew and/or get the personalized one which has your name, mas mahaba ang expiration year. : )

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  15. Thanks For the info....
    Mas maganda lalo na kapag rush ung instant money card.
    I am planning pa lang ng pagkuha saka pwede naman po db na kumuha ang minor na tulad ko? 16 years old?hehe.... blogger din po kasi ako :)

    I hope makakuha na din ako agad!

    More power.

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  16. Pumunta ako sa smart store dito sa ayala cebu pero di daw sila tumatanggap ng manual kasi online na daw. Di na available ang smart money card online registration di ba? kasi wala ng sign up button sa page nila. Tumawag ako sa smart hotline number at sinabi nilang di na talaga available ang online registration. so ibig sabihin ba nito, walang tamang serbisyo yung ginawa nung mga empleyado ng smart store ayala cebu? hay naku tumigil na ako, wala ding kwenta kase di ko na alam ang totoong proseso...

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    1. Well, kung totoo to, malamang wala na talagang Smartmoney at sa PayMaya na sila nakafocus. I will need to confirm this, kasi wala pa akong naririnig na ididiscontinue na nila Smartmoney in favor of PayMaya.

      I like Smartmoney pa naman more than PayMaya, this is really really saddening if real.

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  17. nakareceived ako ng text message from smart na di na daw ako makakarenew ng smart money card. hihintayin na lang ang jan 2017 o hanggang ma expire ang card.

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    1. Salamat sa update JP, tingin ko nga ganun na talaga. Kasi yung PayMaya, dati VISA yun e, ngayon Mastercard na powered by Smart. So I guess wala na nga talagang Smartmoney, focus na sila sa Paymaya.

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  18. Good evening po, gusto ko lang magtanong kasi I have a smartmoney account #,tapos ano na gagawin kO. Need your advice.Thanks

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  19. I have smartmoney account # already po.

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