If you are a GSAT Satellite TV subscriber, you might be interested to know how to load your GSAT account using GCash. Maybe you can’t buy a GSAT prepaid card or purchasing one is too much of a hassle for you. Fortunately, you can easily load GSAT using GCash on your mobile phone so that you don’t have to go to the store to buy a prepaid card.
GSAT (Global Satellite) is a direct-to-home satellite television provider in the Philippines with more than 200 local and international channels, including HBO, CNN, National Geographic, History Channel, Discovery, Cartoon Network, and many more. GSAT is a viable alternative to cable TV because it doesn’t require a coaxial or fiber-optic cable connection, instead relying on a satellite TV dish that is usually placed on the rooftop.
To watch GSAT TV, users must have an active subscription plan which can be purchased online on the GSAT website or through GSAT prepaid cards that can be bought from authorized dealers. A more convenient option is to load your GSAT account using GCash. This involves purchasing GSAT load credits on the GCash app and then redeeming the load on the GSAT web loading portal.
In this article, we’ll teach you how to load GSAT using GCash by purchasing an electronic PIN on the GCash app and then redeeming it on the GSAT web loading portal. Make sure that you already know your GSAT box number because you’ll need it to redeem your PIN. You don’t need the box number, however, to buy GSAT load on the GCash app.
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Step-by-Step Guide to Load GSAT via GCash
Loading your GSAT box using GCash is fairly simple and easy. If you don’t have a GCash account yet, you can register on this page and get ₱50 free after verification and first cash-in. You can also read this article to learn how to open a GCash account and have it verified.
Follow these steps to load GSAT using GCash:
Step 1: Open the GCash app on your mobile phone and login using your MPIN. Once logged in, tap “Buy Load.”
Step 2: Enter or choose the mobile number (not the GSAT box number) where the GSAT PIN will be sent to. After that, tap “NEXT” to continue.
Step 3: Select the “PAYTV” tab on the load menu. You may have to swipe to the left to find it.
Step 4: Choose any of the following GSAT load denominations:
- GPinoy99 (GPinoy Box only) – 45 TV programs + 14 radio stations valid for 30 days
- GSAT 200 (HD Box only) – 60 TV programs + 14 radio stations valid for 30 days
- GSAT 300 (HD Box only) – 85 TV programs + 14 radio stations valid for 30 days
- GSAT 500 (HD Box only) – 111 TV programs + 14 radio stations valid for 30 days
After selecting the GSAT load that you want to buy, press “NEXT” to proceed.
Step 5: Review your payment details and then tap the “PAY” button to proceed with the purchase.
Step 6: If payment is successful, GCash will send you two text messages: one informing you of the successful load transaction, and another one with your GSAT PIN.
It might take a few minutes for the text messages to arrive, so don’t worry if you haven’t received your GSAT PIN yet. If you didn’t receive the GSAT PIN after an hour, you may call the GCash hotline 2882 or email [email protected].
Once you’ve received your GSAT PIN, the next thing to do is to redeem it so that it will be credited to your GSAT account. Continue reading to learn how to redeem your GSAT load.
Quick Summary on How to Load GSAT Using GCash
- Open the GCash app and tap “Buy Load.”
- Enter the mobile number where the GSAT PIN will be sent to. Tap “Next.”
- Select “PayTV” tab.
- Choose the GSAT load denomination you want to buy. Tap “NEXT.”
- Review your payment details and press “Pay.”
- The GSAT PIN will be sent via SMS to your mobile number.
- Open the GSAT web loading portal.
- Enter your GSAT box number and PIN. Click “Submit.”
- Congratulations! You have successfully loaded GSAT using GCash.
How to Redeem Your GSAT PIN
There are two ways to redeem your GSAT PIN and reload your box: through the GSAT web loading portal and via SMS.
How to Redeem GSAT PIN Using the Web Loading Portal
The GSAT web loading portal is a self-service online loading platform that allows you to redeem your purchased GSAT load credits and have them loaded to your GSAT account.
Here are the steps to redeem your GSAT load on the web loading portal:
- Open the GSAT web loading portal.
- Enter the following required information:
- Box No. – Enter your GSAT box number or serial number.
- PIN – Enter the GSAT PIN that was sent to you via text message after purchasing it on GCash.
- Check the captcha box (“I’m not a robot”).
- Click “Submit.”
If the web loading is successfully, there will be a message below saying that the PIN will be loaded to your GSAT box number.
To know if you have successfully loaded your GSAT box, just go to this page and enter your GSAT box number. For GPinoy box, go to this page instead.
How to Redeem GSAT PIN via SMS
Another way to load GSAT is to text the PIN and your GSAT/GPinoy box number. Follow these instructions on how to reload your GSAT HD or GPinoy box:
For GSAT HD Box
On your mobile phone, text GSAT<space>Box Number<space>PIN and send to 09088864728 or 09178114728.
For example: GSAT 7740537123456789 2345678910111213.
For GPinoy Box
Text GPINOY<space>Box Number<space>PIN and send to 09989751200 or 09178867360.
For example: GPINOY 7740537012345678 1234567891011121.
How to Know Your GSAT Box Number
You can find your GSAT box number by looking at the bottom of the green set-top box. The GSAT box number is 12 or 16 digits long and is usually indicated by the letters SN (which stands for serial number).
- GPinoy – Begins with 77405370.
- GSAT – Begins with 77405371 or 018 or 025.
You can also find your GSAT box number by pressing the “INFO” button on your GSAT remote control.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can load GSAT using GCash even if your GCash account is still unverified (basic account). Know more about GCash verification and limits in this article.
If after an hour, you haven’t received the GSAT PIN yet, you may call the GCash hotline 2882 or email [email protected].
Unfortunately, you cannot retrieve load that has already been loaded to a GSAT or GPinoy box. All load transactions are considered final.
Reloading your GSAT or GPinoy box is no longer a problem with GCash. You don’t need to buy prepaid cards because you can simply open the GCash app on your mobile phone and buy GSAT load credits right there and then. No need to worry when your GSAT subscription expires because you can easily top up your account using GCash.
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