[24 June 2014] Avid gamers may enjoy more quality time with their favorite games as they can now conveniently buy gaming credits with just a simple text message, send game credits as gifts to friends and even subscribe to daily or weekly transactions – all from the comfort of their homes.
Avid gamers may enjoy more quality time with their favorite games as they can now conveniently buy gaming credits with just a simple text message, send game credits as gifts to friends and even subscribe to daily or weekly transactions – all from the comfort of their homes.
These groundbreaking features, touted as a first in the country, are possible through GameX, an online portal developed by wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc.(Smart) that enables gamers to purchase game credits easily using their Smart, Sun Cellular and Talk ‘N Text load.
With GameX, gaming aficionados could simply access the portal (https://epins.gamex.ph) on their phone, tablet or PC, select the ePIN for their chosen game, and pay using their prepaid load or charge their transaction to their postpaid bill.
Buy game credits via SMS
“Now, even without going to the website, subscribers may buy game credits through a simple text message so they may upgrade their characters and boost their weapons much more easily,” said Mellissa Limcaoco, head of Smart’s Innovation and Product Development Group.
“This offers greater convenience to many gamers because they won’t need to put their virtual adventure on hold anymore whenever they run out of gaming credits. They no longer have to get out of their houses in search of reloadable cards, sacrificing their precious gaming time,” she said.
With GameX, users who wish to avail of game credits simply have to text the designated keyword for the game publisher and game credit denomination (For example: GARENA<space>110) and send to 3161 (for Smart and TNT subscribers) or to 2354 (for Sun subscribers).
This feature is available for games by Garena (Keyword: GARENA), Massive Gaming (MCOIN), Cherry Credits (CC), Cubizone (CUBITS), Level Up (LU), Friendster (FSCOINS), Apptivate (APPTIVATE or APP), Eclub (STEAM), Game Club (GC), MOL (MOL), Leadhope (CASH) and NBA (NBA).
On the other hand, the online portal now allows users to purchase game credits to pass to another Smart, Sun or TNT subscriber as a gift. “In introducing this feature, GameX takes into account the closely-knit social communities that are formed around gaming,” said Limcaoco.
Users simply have to go to the GameX portal, choose their desired game and denomination and tick the ‘send as gift’ option to pass the game credits to another subscriber.
Schedule purchase in daily or weekly subscription
GameX also enables users to better manage their time and expenses by allowing them to buy gaming credits in daily or weekly subscriptions.
“With this, users automatically get game credits on their phones based on their chosen frequency so they no longer have to go back to the portal every now and then. This enables them to budget their gaming expenses and manage their time spent on their favorite games,” noted Limcaoco.
On the online portal, users simply choose their game and desired denomination. They then click the ‘Subscribe’ button and select the preferred frequency of transactions.
“We have designed GameX to complement the active gaming lifestyle of Filipinos. With these new features, we hope to empower them so they have greater control of their activities and are able to truly live more,” Limcaoco added.