Most people don’t realize that the Philippine Islands make up the texting capital of the world. Filipinos are equipped with an array of mobile phones, from the oldest and cheapest ones to the newest models in the world market. Standard usage call rates are high in the Philippines, so people use text options as much as possible.
All you need to do is purchase minutes at one of the many loading stations. Loading stations may range from the humblest kiosks to modern stores inside the biggest malls. Minutes are purchased as load, and are sold according to value per PHP1.00. Load stations or loaders send minutes to mobile phones via text message.
This process is called "Pasa-Load", which is translated as Pass a Load. Loaders buy minutes in bulk and then send off the desired amount right to your mobile.
Younger people absolutely love the text culture. This is illustrated by the fact that young Filipinos will always buy minutes the second they have money. Convenience is the name of the game, and most loaders sell from as little as PHP5.00.
If this isn't your cup of tea, you can also buy a prepaid phone card with up to PHP1000 on it, each peso corresponding to a certain amount of call time of texts. Talk and Text, Smart, Sun and Globe are the big companies that make these prepaid cards.
You can get these cards everywhere, from kiosks to malls. The third and newest method for charging mobile phone minutes is through an online loading service. Many such services exist, but the most reliable one is morbie.com. This online charging platform allows anyone to send minutes or credits to any mobile number in the Philippines from anywhere around the globe, 24/7. You would not believe how easy this can be. The site also offers users the choice between loading in pesos or US dollars. You don’t even have to indicate which network you are on - simply type in the correct mobile number and go. In the Philippines, mobile numbers start with a code that identifies the network that the number is registered with. Morbie.com knows this as well. All numbers in the Philippines start with the country code 63, and then the network code, and finally the number itself. The last step is to add to the Morbie shopping cart and check out. It’s simple and quick, so that in just a minute or two, your friend or family in the Philippines gets the load you just sent. Once you are done you should receive a thank you text sent from the company in Manila.
On the odd occasion that something goes wrong, Morbie.com will send you a refund. If Morbie fails to recharge minutes properly within 24 hours, it will refund the complete amount through PayPal. This makes the process perfectly safe and reliable.