PlayStation Store- Pay by mobile credit @ PSN
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PlayStation Store- Pay by mobile credit @ PSN

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Found 5th Jul 2013
This isn't exactly a deal. But it is a good option for people. Sony are now allowing you to add funds to the PlayStation store by using your mobile phone credit

This is excellent for those on Pay as you go who have been wanting to get rid of their phone credit.

I had £200 credit to get rid of (no i didn't put the £200 on there myself) and now i can buy games using it.

-As far as i'm aware it works on all PAYG networks. (see below for updates)
-Can buy Games, movies and TV shows
-Minimum you can add is £5 (make sure you have over £5 as standard network charges apply to send the text to Sony)
-Limited to add £30 per day via phone credit.
-For pay monthly customers the charge will be added onto the bill. (tbh just use your card)

List of Supported networks: O2, Vodafone, Three, Orange, T-Mobile

EDIT: Does not work on Virgin, Giff Gaff or Tesco. Does work on Ovivo

Perfect way to get rid of unused credit. Or credit purchased with a handset. Or if you have a top up deal that gives you double back you can use that "free money" to buy PS games. Also you can buy sims off ebay with pre loaded credit for cheap and transfer the credit onto PSN,

Before buying £5 and £10 sims for 99p and £5, be sure to realise that you need to text "Y" to Sony to get the credit, this means that if you only have £5, you press Y, this may do the standard service charge of say 10p, therefore only have £4.90 left and will result in it failing.
- shadowdogg

You can only top-up T-Mobile and Orange SIMs by £1 in Payzone and EE shops, not online.
The minimum top-up for Orange SIMs in EE stores is 10p.
- copperspock

The margins varied dependant on cost per sim breakdown (historically)

Orange:

99p for £5 voucher (stackable) ~ 400% margin. Meaning your games would cost 20% of the stated value. - Now unavailable

99p for £10 voucher (rare & stackable) ~ 900% margin. Your games would cost 10% of the stated value. - Now unavailable, very rare

£5 for £10 voucher (stackable) ~ 100% margin. Your games would cost 50% of the stated value. - Now unavailable (unknown whether it still exists)

£2.99 for £5 (unknown if stackable) ~ 40% margin. Your games cost 60% of the stated value. - Unknown variables but it’s on eBay

T-Mobile:

As it was a single sim basis you had to top each one up with £1 thereby your margin shrinks.

99p for £5 (Preloaded) +£1 (top-up and effort required) ~ 150% Margin. Your games would cost 40% of the stated value. – You need to hunt for this one (it’s less attractive due to the effort and margin but if you look it might be available)

Free with £5 (Preloaded) +£1 (top-up and effort required) ~ 400% margin. Your games would cost 20% of the stated value. - Can't comment on the status of this one as people haven't been getting Sims (or if they had; it would be disabled)

I can only give you an estimated break down and haven’t factored in the costs of the texts to get the real margins. Also if you bought plus the costs needs to be weighed against the new value of the product which would be discounted by 10% (on the original stated value).
- AR2012

Also confirmed to work with Sainsbury's Mobile.
- copperspock

1755 Comments

Great for those mandatory top-ups when you buy a new handset. Also very good indeed for GiffGaff payback credit.

Thanks OP

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SkilledNutter

Great for those mandatory top-ups when you buy a new handset. Also very … Great for those mandatory top-ups when you buy a new handset. Also very good indeed for GiffGaff payback credit.Thanks OP



Cheers. It's being voted cold though

I was just trying to be helpful haha

Why cold guy's? This is very useful.

Thank you. I had £10 on my unused orange sim and the amount has now been transferred to my playstation account. Heat added

Excellent just got a new handset with £10 on a sim I now have use for

I assume it's being voted cold because it's not technically a deal, but I think this deserves some heat to let more people learn about it. Heat from me

Anyone tried with ASDA Mobile or OVIVO?

Rowan146

Anyone tried with ASDA Mobile or OVIVO?



Yes I did it last night with ovivo. Had £18 and bought £15 credit and now have £2.88 left.
Edited by: "Pikachu" 5th Jul 2013

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Yeh it works with all networks as far as i'm aware.
Edited by: "AhmadCentral" 5th Jul 2013

I wonder if you could triple your money by using Tesco's triple credit tariff?
phone-shop.tesco.com/tes…spx

now this is one thing im jealous of being an xbox user. Brilliant idea heat added

Rowan146

Anyone tried with ASDA Mobile or OVIVO?

AhmadCentral

Yeh it works with all networks as far as i'm aware.





Thanks for answering.

can i use my left over minutes. confused what this is. how it works

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daisys77

can i use my left over minutes. confused what this is. how it works



Ok so have you ever had a pay as you go sim card before?

You know you can top up like £10 every now and then etc... Well for some people that credit builds up and they may have say £20 credit in their account that they're not using. They can use this credit now to buy games, movies and tv shows from Sony.

It's quite a nice idea and works out well for people on networks like giff gaff who give you credit every now and then for free.

If you're on a contract then you'd pay from your bank account. Contracts don't work in the same way Pay as you go does.

thank you i have contract

How do i convert my top up into a psn voucher?

I bet loads of people have had what to them amount to random text messages since this was announced.

TheMo123

How do i convert my top up into a psn voucher?



You click goto deal log in and add funds to wallet choose amount, then enter your mobile phone number and then reply to the text message they send you.

SuperEd

Can you just buy a few cheap sims from ebay and do it that way?
Edited by: "goonertillidie" 5th Jul 2013

goonertillidie

Cant you just buy a few cheap sims from ebay and do it that way?

like this?

Definitely a nice to know. Thanks for the post OP, Heat added



goonertillidie

Can you just buy a few cheap sims from ebay and do it that way?

goonertillidie

Cant you just buy a few cheap sims from ebay and do it that way?




Probably but will soon be stopped due to abuse or limited to so many in x amount of time. Apart from the £1 sims with £2.50 to £5 on will go up in price
Edited by: "dontasciime" 5th Jul 2013

SuperEd

AR2012

like this?



Yep get the £10 wait for it to arrive and away you go (If its simple as that)

Anyone know if this works with the ovio sima? If so I might get one for my vita to get free 3g and then spend the credit they give you one some games. This is actually a great deal with all the free internet + credit sim deals there have been.

Edit, seen that someone has already tried this and it works, awesome.
Edited by: "badasschris" 5th Jul 2013

Supported carriers: O2, Orange, T-Mobile,Vodafone and 3 according to the SEN site
Edited by: "tush2705" 5th Jul 2013

This is a brilliant idea, but will be abused by so many out there that Sony will eventually cancel it, or change it to only pay monthly contracts.

great to know. Thanks OP

tush2705

Supported carriers: O2, Orange, T-Mobile,Vodafone and 3 according to the … Supported carriers: O2, Orange, T-Mobile,Vodafone and 3 according to the SEN site



Not virgin

I don't suppose this would work with tesco triple top up? Here's for hoping.

Can you add exact amount's with this?

pwhouster

I don't suppose this would work with tesco triple top up? Here's for … I don't suppose this would work with tesco triple top up? Here's for hoping.



Was wondering the same. Hopefully somebody can give it a try & report back?

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David23

Can you add exact amount's with this?



No. It's £5 increments. (£5,£10,£15,£20,£25,£30)

Seriously though, what's stopping people buying 1 quid sims and in essence getting 5 quid psn credit?

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David23

Seriously though, what's stopping people buying 1 quid sims and in … Seriously though, what's stopping people buying 1 quid sims and in essence getting 5 quid psn credit?



Nothing

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Is there anyone with a tesco sim who wishes to try adding some credit and report back here?

Sorry about the double post, mobiles! Surely data only sims wouldn't work though because you can't text them.

clnsndrs

Not virgin



Doesn't Virgin run on the Vodafone network though? I'm sure they don't have their own network.

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tush2705

Supported carriers: O2, Orange, T-Mobile,Vodafone and 3 according to the … Supported carriers: O2, Orange, T-Mobile,Vodafone and 3 according to the SEN site



It does seem to work with all MVNO's at the moment.

The system uses PAYFORIT which works with all UK networks.

EDIT
: Doesn't work with Tesco or Giff Gaff.
Does work with Ovivo though.

Edited by: "AhmadCentral" 5th Jul 2013

If on giffgaff you get £5 credit for "recruiting" another member, surely you could keep sending yourself sims and get the extra £5 for psn

Doesn't work on Tesco

Sorry, "Sony" is not available for Tesco, Giffgaff. Contact us if you have questions.

To contact your mobile phone company, please call 202 (contract customers) or 4445 (prepay customers) directly from your mobile phone.

tried to add £30, didn't work
Edited by: "AlexBleubolt" 5th Jul 2013
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