How New Phone Bill Depositors Can Avoid The Biggest Pitfalls

Warning SignNetEnt casinos might be using Boku, Pay by Phone or Payforit, but fundamentally, all phone bill depositing methods are pretty much the same when it comes to the basics of how they work. Because of this, you’ll be able to easily make deposits using this method at pretty much any phone bill casino you encounter, but there is a flip side to this which can also be your undoing.

There are also a number of common mistakes that phone bill depositors make, which can be made no matter which payment intermediary you’re using, and at which casino you’re playing. You shouldn’t feel ashamed, though. It’s actually really common for new users of the payment method to fall into these traps, but equally easy to avoid them.

That’s why, in this post, we’ll advise you on which are some of the most common errors and mistakes you might run into as a phone bill depositor, and more importantly, how to avoid them.


 

Double Deposits

pay by phone bill payment methodsPhone bill deposits are among the safest and most secure ways to deposit, but it’s still possible for human error to cause untold grief to players who are inexperience in using the method. One of the most common ways players fall fowl of the system is to simply be too impatient, and accidentally deposit twice when they only mean to deposit once.

This error can come about when players don’t get confirmation of the payment right away and assume it hasn’t gone through. They’ll then often try and make it again, and in effect double up on the payment. If you need to enter a code at the casino you’re depositing, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem, but if it’s a matter of answering a text with Yes or No, you may inadvertently make the payment twice.

Just have patience, and wait for your confirmation to come though – it can sometimes take a few minutes.

 

Wrong Number

When you’re making a phone bill deposit, the most important piece of information you need to give to the casino that you’re playing at is, of course, the phone number you want to bill in order to make the deposit. You’d be amazed, however, just how often players fail to enter their own phone numbers correctly, resulting in confirmation SMS messages being set to completely the wrong person, and leaving you unable to make your deposit.

This one’s an easy fix: check and double check that you’re entering the correct information when you’re requesting a phone bill deposit. It might even make sense to copy and paste your number from your phone book to ensure you’re not inadvertently getting a digit or two wrong. If you’re not getting your SMS confirmation through, this is the most likely reason why, so simply checking it can save you time and hassle.

 

Hitting Limits

Payment limitsThe perennial issue facing those, who want to deposit exclusively with phone bill payments is that sooner or later, you’re going to hit your deposit limits. While most payment intermediaries will limit you to depositing only £10 per transaction, the overall limit set by the phone network providers who make the entire process possible is £30 per day and, for many networks, this is the monthly limit also.

It might sound pretty sophomoric, but plenty of players who are new to phone bill deposits might not realise these deposits exist, or might not realise when they’re approaching. To ensure you get the most out of our deposits, we always advice that you’re aware of your limits, and keep a mind on how close you are to meeting them. Once they’re hit, you won’t be able to use phone bill depositing again until it resets, so don’t go squandering them.

 

Code Error

While many phone bill deposit payment intermediaries will send you a confirmation SMS which asks you to reply with a Yes or No answer to whether you want to confirm the payment, some of the more security minded ones will text you a code that you’ll then need to enter into the interface at the casino you’re depositing at. This might sound like a stupidly simple task, but you’d truly be amazed how easy some players find it to mess even this up.

The main issue arises when, instead of just copying and pasting the code over, players try and remember it to enter into the casino. If you get one digit wrong, in the wrong order or missed out, you payment won’t go through, and you’ll have to repeat the procedure all over. That’s why it’s always advisable to just be sensible about it and copy and paste instead of trying to be clever. You’ll even just be saving yourself time and effort, and making it possible for you to ensure you always get it completely correct.

 

No Credit

money out of ukNow, this is kind of related to hitting your depositing limits, but luckily, with this error, there is something you can do about it. Many players have phone contracts where they’ll pay for their mobile use at the end of the month, including the balance of what you deposited via phone bill over the last 4 weeks. However, many other players still use pay-as-you-go phone arrangements, and it’s here where you might run into trouble.

When you have pay-as-you-go, you’re not billed at the end of the month for your phone billing deposits; instead the money comes directly out of your phone account. If you don’t have enough money deposited into your phone account, you won’t be able to deposit at all using the phone billing method.

Luckily, if you are short of funds, your phone network provider will inform you, and you can simply top up your phone. However, to save time and effort, it makes sense to always check your credit balance ahead of trying to make a phone bill deposit.