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[Guide]All you need to know about the alternative payment methods(Updated 22/04/2012) - santaher0 - 01-11-2009 09:18 AM
Hello everybody out there having a look at this thread!
Maybe you wonder what this thread is all about, well in this thread I've tried to explain most of the alternative payment methods to buy Play4Free Funds(Other payment methods then VISA cards or any other cards provided by your bank).
I've updated the thread a bit with a content table and some new lay out.
There's a help info part aswell.
I hope you guys could give me some feedback on how I could improve it or the things you like about it.
-update 22/04/2012: Updated the wallie-card payment option aswell as the SMS payment option.
Table of content:
3)Buying Play4Free Funds by sending a Text message(UPDATED)
1)Wallie-card payment method
NOTIFICATION: Please note that the wallie-card nowadays is the same as the paysafecard, I assume paysafe bought the wallie company and therefore all of you old wallie-cards are paysafecards now, if you still have some of these old cards left.
Don't worry!, you're still able to use them you'll only have to enter the code in the PAYSAFE card payment method.
I'll keep the guide for this whereas the way wallie used to work is the way paysafe works aswell so when having questions upon this matter please read the info below.
What does a walliecard do?:
Well basicly you buy it in a gamestore(Well in my country it's that way we can buy it in"freerecordshop" I don't know if this shop exist in other countries,but it does in Belgium as in the Netherlands),so it's a card wich you can charge with a certain value, like 5,10,15 ,20 euro's.You pay the amount at the shop and they charge the card with the chosen amount of euro's or the currency of your country(if the card is for sale in your country).
The card contains a code, this code can be used online to pay for certain services.
And it can be used to buy Play4Free Funds aswell
I've posted a quote right coppied from their site, to state that it really is a safe payment method:
Quote:How to pay with Wallie?:
If you read the last part, they clearly say it's safe cause you don't have to enter names or personal details, this payment method can convince parents to let their kids buy Play4Free Funds using a wallie-card.
Here is the official Wallie-card site: http://www.wallie.com/ It's available in 10 country's, if you press a certain country you'll see, on the right side, the shops where the wallie-card is for sale.
One more last thing don't start to panic if they give you some sort of ticket in the store in stead of a card with a gray layer on the back, on the ticket there's a code and that's the Wallie-card code. I guess it has been evolved the last years because this is safer.
Now how to buy Play4Free Funds using a wallie-card?:
-First of all you'll have to be sure you can buy a wallie-card in your country(to find out if you can buy one in your country read the info above).
If you can buy one, head over to a shop where they get sold and get one with a value you like.
Now when you're home again and you're in front of your computer, the first thing you've to do is making sure you've set the correct country details when creating your EA-account, follow this link:
And make sure your country details are set correctly, why?: well if they're set wrong you might not be able to see the wallie-card payment option when trying to buy Play4Free Funds.
After you've made sure your details are set correctly head over to the "get Play4Free Funds"-page(this option can be found when you press the "BF store"-icon).
There you select the option called "credit card or debit card", now you should be taken to a new page where you can select your payment method.
If you've set the correct country details as stated above, you should be able to see the wallie-card payment option on the right side of the page.
Now cross the circle near the wallie-card option and select the amount of euro's/dollars/pounds or your currency you would like to spend on Play4Free Funds.
After you've done that press the continue button, a new page should pop up where you can enter your wallie-card code.
Enter your code and press the continue button once again.
Now the final page should pop up where you MUST complete your transaction, DON'T close this page cause it's crucial to putt the Play4Free Funds on your account.
Complete the transaction and now your Play4Free Funds should pop up at your account ready to get spended.
This is their site: http://www.paysafecard.com/
As you can see it's available In a lot off countries.
It's almost the same as a wallie-card so I'm not going to repeat all of it. You can buy it in several stores and it can be used to pay online.
If you follow the site link you'll see several countries, there you pick your country, and you can take a decent look on how to use the cards and where to buy them. But like I've said before it works the same as a Wallie-card so have a look at Point 1 to know how paysafe works.
To see the shops where these cards are for sale in your country you press the text near number 2 on the top of the page. The site will ask for your adress so it can calculate what shops are located near you that sells the paysafecard.
How to buy Play4Free Funds with a paysafe-card?:
-Well it's pretty much the same as paying with a wallie-card so if you would like to have some info about this have a look at "Now how to buy Play4Free Funds using a wallie-card?:", just follow the same steps but replace the word wallie-card with paysafe-card.
3)Buying Play4Free Funds by sending a Text message:
It has been a while since I updated this thread and therefore I didn't know the SMS payment service has changed, it still works exactly the same BUT it's another company taking care of it it's called BOKU
As you may have noticed buying Play4Free Funds by sending a simple text message is available in several countries now.
If you've a look at the following list you can see if your country supports this payment method
This payment method is organised by BOKU.
It's a safe system for mobile users to pay with their Mobile Phone.
Like the other alternative payment methods paying by phone doesn't require any visa/maestro or debit cards.Or giving away any personal details.
To pay with a text message(Paymo) you go to the BF-store on top of the page there you select "get Play4Free Funds" then you'll receive a screen asking you how many Funds you desire to buy.Press the desired amount and all of the possible payment methods will show up, among those different methods you should find the "BOKU" option, that's the one you'll have to press.
At the following page you've the select the desired amount of funds once again, notice there's only two options though if you're willing to buy funds using this method.
After this a box should show up in which you've to enter your Phone-number and press continue once again.
Shortly after you shall receive a text message asking you to complete the transaction so follow the steps listed.
After that it's all done and you should have received the Play4Free Funds. If you get an error or if you haven't received the Play4Free Funds after payment please contact BOKU support and explain them what has happened.
Here belongs to be Giropay and Sofort, but sadly I don't speak/understand german perfectly so if any german member is interested in giving some info about it let me know and I'll paste it here.
I hope this helped some of you to have a propper look on these new payment options.
4)Help Info(for those who experienced troubles with one of the above payment methods):
-What to do when you payed for Play4Free Funds, by using a Wallie-card or Paysafe-card, and you haven't received them.
Well first off all don't start to panic, but stay calm.
Secondly try several times and check if your Battlefund status hasn't been updated.
If you still haven't got the Play4Free Funds after let's say 4 days contact billing support and tell them what happened. They'll reply to your message on the Hotmail/gmail/... account you've signed up with.
If they ask for some details give them cause without them they won't be able to help you.
Here is the link to contact them:
As subject you choose I've paid for Play4Free Funds but I haven't received them.
The only E-mail adress they will contact you with is the following one: email@example.com
So be aware of fake E-mail adresses.
-If you're experience problems with the SMS payment option. You'll have to contact paymo support on their website.
Tell them about your issue and I'm pretty sure they'll help you out.
-Open for other Help Info
I hope this info helped you guys a bit in understanding the alternative payment methods If you still got any questions feel free to ask them, I'll try to do my best and help you out as far as I'm aware of the issue you're dealing with.
My best regards santaher0
ps:I know this thread is written filled with spelling and grammar mistakes, so please tell me what they are so I can change them. I'm from Belgium and not used to talk English.
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - Wekaman - 01-11-2009 09:36 AM
Nice! I've noticed a lot of people being confused about what the new payment options are. Hopefully this will clarify things.
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - No57 - 01-11-2009 09:40 AM
At least for those that actually read and especially search the forums before creating a new topic ^^
Anyway, nice guide. Should be stickied actually.
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - Killingjeps - 01-11-2009 09:47 AM
Nice help to the newbies dude, or anyone thats confused about it! Great job, this will help EA, now they dont have to make this one !
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - santaher0 - 01-11-2009 09:49 AM
ty guys and offer is still open so don't be scared to say i made some mistakes on my English
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - wilD` Nativejam - 01-11-2009 10:10 AM
Good Stuff! But I shall move this to the Tutorials and Guides forums instead, that way more people will be able to see it.
Keep up the good work!
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - santaher0 - 01-11-2009 02:15 PM
thanks means a lot to me Hope I can make this bigger with the 2 other payment methods but like I said I don't speak german perfectly so I don't understand all of it.
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - Semen512 - 03-11-2009 08:05 PM
But where are these options? I can't see them!
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - santaher0 - 10-11-2009 07:46 PM
yes be aware not every country support wallie-card. And if they do and u still can't buy BF with it, they are working on it like captainshop said before.
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - Gettingpwned - 15-11-2009 09:02 PM
I have a question, what if I buy a wallie card from 10 euro but its 10$ for 1400 bf.
So the value of the card is 15$, so I loose 5 $?
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - santaher0 - 26-11-2009 07:14 PM
well I don't really know how it works in America but they told me 10$ would give you same amount of BF's then 10 euro, so if you buy wallie for 10$ you'll be able to get 1400BF I believe.
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - held123455 - 28-11-2009 10:57 AM
good syle all
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RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - -KEVUS- - 07-12-2009 12:57 PM
Hey, Ich finde man sollte auch mit dem Handy (sms) BF kaufen können. Wie wäre das???
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - Sedative - 07-12-2009 02:39 PM
(15-11-2009 09:02 PM)Gettingpwned Wrote: I have a question, what if I buy a wallie card from 10 euro but its 10$ for 1400 bf.
No the card will hold $5 after you paid your $10.
I know this from experience, my little brother uses walliecards for his RuneScape membership (where they DO keep up with the currency more or less), and it's often like 4,20/month when the GBP is quite low, my brother still has his 80 cents after he used his card. (Though he upgrades it like every three months, so x3 for every value in my description xD)
@-KEVUS-: English sprechen!
It will be possible to buy BF by SMS in the future, as stated by the "Thank you" topic.
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - trymykill - 07-12-2009 03:53 PM
help our grp Deutschland II .Wir suchen deutsche mitglieder die nett aber auch gern spielen wir wollen eine aktive group mach komm rein in meiner
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - -KEVUS- - 09-12-2009 01:09 PM
Hey, who can I buy in the Switzerland with sms Bf?? Will it ever made? Thanks
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - n00bDooD - 14-12-2009 02:43 PM
I cant find them either
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - lapoloni - 18-12-2009 12:17 AM
Its pay slip?
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - santaher0 - 26-12-2009 12:26 PM
Excuse me? what do you mean with pay slip? and @noobdood yea they told ous not all payment options are available in every single country. I know there are countries were these payment methods are available but you aren't able to see them, the DEVS said they were working on this. So as soon as they fixed it they'll tell ous I believe.
best regards santaher0
RE: Guide involving the new payment methods - rockstyle - 28-12-2009 02:56 AM
if i pay whith wallie car whot i need to pres : creditt card os paypal?