As an online freelancer, I receive some of my pay via Globe Telecom’s mobile commerce service—GCash. Getting paid this way has several benefits. For instance, it offers a faster and cheaper way to withdraw. Paypal, on the other hand, takes 2-4 banking days to withdraw to my bank account and deducts a rather hefty fee (considering the smaller exchange rate from USD to PHP it uses). That and there are other remittance fees to pay as well.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Though I like the occasional trips to the mall during my leisure time, the experience is sometimes exhausting because I also have to pay for my bills, specifically my phone and Internet bills issued by Globe. This local telecom arguably has the best retail concept stores—complete with demo phones, welcoming ambiance, and helpful support staff, but customers like me visit the place in droves. In other words, the queue for the cashier is quite long at most times, consuming most of my time at the mall just waiting for my turn to make payments. That’s why I’ve decided to make good use of GCash to pay my Globe bills.