Okay, so we know that pay by phone deposits has its fair share of criticisms. Some are legit but most are, sadly, completely fictional. We have already debunked rumours about the problematic side of pay by phone deposits in an effort to boost the perception of them.
However, we would be lying if we didn't say that some of the myths didn't have an element of truth to them. It would be ludicrous, after all, to suggest that these rumours weren't based in some kind of fact. Here are the top three myths about pay by phone deposits that are, in some way, kind of true.
While the whole selling point behind pay by phone deposits, be that Boku or Zimpler, is that not even a debit card account is required for your depositing, for some mobile users this is technically not true. This really depends on your phone payment plan.
If, for example, you operate purely on a pay-as-you-go plan you do not necessarily need a debit card or even a bank account to pay money into your wagering account. You could have some spare cash lying around, decide to add it to your phone credit then use that phone credit as your mobile deposit.
But that's if you use a pay-as-you-go mobile phone plan which, let's be honest, very few people do. The alternative is to add the deposit to your monthly contract bill for which you most certainly do need a bank account. The way your contract works is that you need: A) a bank account and B) a direct debit transaction that allows your mobile network company to extract money every month so that you can use your data. So from this angle, yes, it is technically true that you need a debit card in order to use pay by phone deposits. However, you do not need it for the payment itself.
While it's slowly becoming a more universal payment, not every mobile casino out there has pay by phone deposits yet. One myth perpetuated about pay by phone is that it's not easily accessible and cannot be used from a wide array of different operators. This is, on the one hand, wrong as pay by phone deposits is one of the most accessible forms of payments out there — that is, in the sense that almost anyone can use it.
On the flip side of that, however, the service needs to actually be there in order for players to use it. And without it, they cannot do it. It is, after all, a service provided by a company. If the company is not present, then the service is not present and the consumer therefore cannot access it unless they go somewhere else. It's just basic common sense. So, yes, this myth is technically true to a point, but is practically still pretty untrue.
If you don't know what you're doing when it comes to mobile deposits then they can be confusing for people. But this is easily remedied as all it takes for players is to send a text and get one back then send another one. Any six year old can figure it out.
However, if you're completely new to the whole idea of pay by phone deposits, it is easy to get confused and then start spending money you didn't realise you spent. There are nuances, too, which newbies may not be aware of, that being that sometimes sites like Boku stop working and that you need to wait for a confirmation text before you send a volley of them.
So please, if you're able, take a look at some of the guides we have here at GoWin casino on the various aspects of pay by phone deposits. It will save you a lot of time and energy, even money. Pay by phone does not have to be difficult. It's within your power to ensure that it's not.