Payforit is an increasingly popular way to pay for online goods and content, especially for depositing at casinos. Players can pay with “just a few clicks” with no need to enter credit or debit card numbers. Why?
Because charges are added straight to the customer’s mobile phone bill. Payforit is a joint collaboration between a number of British mobile phone providers. These include 3, EE, o2 and Vodafone. However, you don’t just need to have a plan with one of these companies. Anyone with a UK mobile phone number is eligible to pay through payforit.
What is Payforit?
Payforit is an online payment method that allows users to buy a range of online content and services. This includes access to video media, games, apps, making charitable donations, entering competitions, and, of course, depositing on your favourite online casinos.
How does Payforit work?
Payforit works in similar fashion to Boku, and mFortune’s pay by mobile phone option. The method is known as “charge to bill.” This is pretty self-explanatory; the deposit is simply charged to your monthly mobile phone bill. What’s more, you don’t even need to be on a pay monthly plan. If you are a pay as you go customer, the payforit charge will simply deduct from your prepaid balance. Of course, you must have enough credit on your account to be able to pay for the charge.
How to use Payforit casinos
Using Payforit to make a deposit at a UK online casino site really could not be simpler. If you are connected to the internet via 3G or 4G, then Payforit will be able to recognise your phone number through your data plan. Therefore, all you’ll need to do is click twice to complete a purchase. To demonstrate how simple it really is, Payforit have provided this helpful gif:
If you are completing your casino deposit over a WiFi connection, that will add a couple of steps. Firstly, after choosing the content you want to purchase, you’ll have to enter your mobile phone number manually. Then, you will receive a text message with a code, which you will need to enter for security purposes before completing the purchase. For a visual representation, see Payforit’s graphic below:
What if my Payforit deposit doesn’t go through?
If your Payforit deposit hasn’t completed correctly, then you will receive a transaction failed message. This could be for a variety of reasons. If you are a pay monthly customer, then you may have reached your networks credit limit. If you are a pay as you go customer, then the answer is probably as simple as you need to top up your credit.
A third, less likely possibility is that your network provider is experiencing technical difficulties, like a billing outage. If that is the case, then you should try and make your deposit again. If the issue persists, then contact your network provider for clarification and further assistance.
Will I be subjected to persistent marketing after a Payforit deposit?
Some individual sellers will use your phone number to make subsequent marketing texts, offering promotions and discounts etc. However, they can only do this if you consent to it during the transaction process. If you are receiving text messages from an online casino that you do not wish to receive, follow the instructions for how to unsubscribe in the text messages.
If they do not make this obvious, then all you have to do is send the command STOP to the shortcode number from which the marketing SMS came from. The STOP text is either free or is charged at your network’s standard rate. Under the marketing Code of Practice, once a customer has invoked the STOP command, the vendor must stop sending marketing and promotional messages.
The primary benefit of payforit is how simple, quick and convenient it is. If you are paying over 3G or 4G data, then you can make a deposit at a casino in as few as two clicks.
The primary drawback to Payforit is that there will likely be a strict deposit maximum. For high rollers and players who like flexibility with the amounts that they deposit, Payforit is not for you. Mobile network operators are also likely to impose credit limits on the amount that you can charge to your bill every month.