What is Payforit?
Payforit is a UK based carrier billing services provider that is jointly owned by Three, EE, Vodafone, and O2 mobile operators. It can be accessed via all UK mobile networks. In addition, Payforit is also supported by several MVNO or virtual operators including Lebara and Virgin. Just like other Pay by Phone options such as Boku and Zimpler, Payforit allows you to deposit funds in your online casino account and have the deposit amount added to your phone bill. A user can also opt to use their current phone credit to pay for services (this option is only available for individuals who are on the pay as you go (pre-paid) method.)
This ingenious payment option is designed to purchase digital goods from app stores and for playing casino games in any of the licensed Payforit casinos. You can also use it to buy specific online digital content such as videos, games, and music. Furthermore, Payforit can be used to enter online competitions and even make donations to charities.
How Does it Work?
This service is available on every mobile carrier in the UK for both postpaid and pre-paid customers. Payforit charges your mobile carrier. The mobile carrier then puts these charges on your phone bill at the end of every month or deducts the expenses from your current phone credit.
For example: if you wish to make a £5 deposit to your online gambling account, the amount will be added to your monthly bill for post-paid clients. For pre-paid customers, the amount will be automatically deducted from their credit and added to their casino account.
Everyone who owns a mobile phone and a registered phone number can take advantage of this carrier billing service. All payments are made over an internet connection either via WiFi or on a mobile data network.
WiFi Internet Connection
You will be prompted to enter your mobile number manually if you are using a WiFi connection when making a purchase. This is because Payforit is not able to see your phone number. Once you enter your number, you’ll receive an authorisation code via SMS which you must then input on the checkout page. When the code is inputted, your purchase transaction will be finalised.
When on a 3G, 4G, or LTE network, Payforit will automatically recognize your phone number through your mobile service provider. This means you won’t be asked to input your number again for future transactions.
How to Use Payforit for Casino Deposits
Did you know you could make a mobile casino deposit through mobile billing? Despite the fact that Payforit was designed primarily for purchasing services and digital goods, it can also be used to load Payforit approved casino accounts.
*A precondition to funding your gambling account via this method is to own a UK based phone number.
You need to register with your preferred web-based casino that accepts Payforit deposit methods. This is not hard as most casinos readily accept it. To deposit, head over to the checkout page of the casino and select “Pay by Mobile” option. A pop-up window will appear where you’ll be prompted to enter how much money you wish to deposit and your mobile number. Afterwards, a text will be sent to your phone asking you to confirm the transaction.
Once you’ve confirmed, you’ll receive another text message stating that the transaction has been completed. The funds will immediately reflect in your casino’s account, and you are all set to start playing!
You can use Payforit if you reside in the UK and you own a pre-paid or a post-paid mobile number. This service is very swift and simple.