Thursday, November 22, 2012

Globe GCash's Virtual American Express Card


Finally the Philippines is catching up with first world countries in terms of making online purchases (and delivery) a breeze thanks to Globe Telecom.

If you have a GCash account, you can now turn it into a Virtual American Express Card to pay for your purchases online and have them delivered to your front door, too! Yey!

I've always wanted an Amex, so this'll have to do for now. The GCash American Express Virtual Card is a virtual card linked to your GCash mobile wallet and enables you to shop conveniently online from both local and international sites, giving you a personalized US Address to allow delivery of your purchases right to your doorstep.

It is a secure and convenient way of paying for your online purchases anytime as long as you have sufficient funds in your GCash wallet.

Sign up for it now and get:

  • ONE MONTH FREE trial
  • Low shipping charges
  • Security code feature accessible using your mobile phone
  • Convenient cash-in from your bank account or through any of over 7,000 GCash outlets nationwide

You need to be KYC'ed GCash subscriber to use the service. KYC is the 'Know-Your-Customer' process which is the one-time face-to-face validation of your identity and to ensure security of your mobile money transactions.

For prepaid subscribers, you need to visit the nearest Globe store, present a valid ID and you will get KYC’ed after 48 hrs. You may apply for the GCash American Express Virtual Card by then.

For postpaid subscribers, you just need to call 2882 using your Globe phone (it's a free service) to get KYC’ed. Globe will be validating your identity based on the documents you submitted when you applied for your postpaid account. After that's said and done, you may apply for the GCash American Express Virtual Card after 24 hrs upon calling our hotline.

After your one month free trial, you'll have to choose from the following subscription plans if you want to keep your virtual Amex card going:

  • One (1) month - P25
  • Six (6) months - P140
  • One (1) year - P250

Not bad, eh? It's way cheaper than maintaining a real credit card if you ask me and great for when I'm mucking around online drooling over the upcoming Black Friday sales!

Check 'em out at or if you haven't yet, sign up for your GCash card here:

GCash Hotline:
2882, FREE using your Globe & TM Phone (24/7)

My Shopping Box Hotline:
833-1289 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 10pm)