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Is SBM Smile prepaid card a good option to buy online?
Instead of applying for a credit card which will look at your salary and whether you'd be able to repay the money when you make an application, the SBM Smile card seems to be a good alternative. It's sort of like a credit card which you can use to buy stuffs online but you'll have to put money on it first before you can use it. So, if you put Rs5000 on the prepaid credit card, you can buy things up to that amount. That sounds good but I've got 2 questions:
1. I've heard that the card expires after 6 months and remaining credit is transferred back to your bank account. Is that true? Do you have to get a new card every 6 months?
2. Can you link it to PayPal? You need an address associated with the credit card to add it to Paypal but the SBM Smile card does not have your address on it. So how does that one work?
The good thing about it is that if someone steals your card details, he's only going to be able to spend however much is on the card at that time. So if you only have Rs1000, that's all the money that can be used/stolen.
Hello, I've been reading all your comments, and seems like you are having trouble using the SBM card.
Yes, the card can be used with paypal. When registering, enter your real name and addresses, and also all details on your card, that is your 16 Digits and your CVC code if necessary. Normally Paypal takes 1.50euro something like that from your account, hence call the number on the back of your card, and ask them SBM customer service for the code.
For those complaining about the amount of money for the fees, there's a policy about these cards, you should read them, before getting one of those.
The new SBM smile card is now valid for around 4 years I think.
Bank One also provides you with a Prepaid Card, which is far way better than the Smile Prepaid. Upon first registration, they give you a card valid for Four years, and also a secure pin for transaction on valid visa websites.
For the 6 months expiry I don't know. (Even someone at the SBM didn't know..lame service).
im not able to link my smile card to paypal
i was able to buy in DH gate
bt on EBAY im unable to buy items
I believe you cannot use the SBM smile card with PayPal because the card is valid for only 6 months after which you need to get another one from the bank.
In the end, I opted for the MCB MasterCard Primo which I didn't have any problems to link with paypal.
i used it for ebay/paypal
it worked perfectly
Im using an international SBM PREPAID CARD
i was using one with MRU it expires in 6 months, this one in 2 - 4 years or smthing :D:D:D:D:D yuaaayaaaayy :D
you can link it to paypal.
with the international card, it can be reloaded whenever yu want
the MRU card, unfortunately, you have to purchase another one, you dnt have to pay for the card, you only have to pay for the amount you are loading upon it that's it:D
it's kinda much cooler:) but you have to reload it when its over. like now my international card lacks 100 rupees to buy an stuff :( so that's its disadvantage, you have to go to the bank and reload reload reload :P
but Sbm smile rocks
I just got a fresh new SBM card smile but I cannot use it to buy apps on the apps store it seems to declined all the time..
Can anyone help?
check your credit amount or try using paypal
what is the shipping address for mauritius???
use 742CU001 for the zip code
city : N/A
address : your address
I just have got the SBM smile card and for me the expiry date is for next year for me.Even in SBM website there is no prepaid card that would expire in just 6 months.You dont need to have an SBM account to get this card and its available in many currencies:MUR,EURO,GBP,AUD&SGD.At the bank they told me how much money do I want to put in it so I just gave 1000 for the card and they excluded the price that I need to pay for the card.It can be reloadable that is when I have used the Rs 1000 I can again add more money to it at any SBM branch.
can an employee with an sbm prepaid card receive monthly salary ,
from an employer who uses sbm account?
Hello I've a credit card SMB and it has a VISA logo on the card ! How to link wid PayPal I tried but it doesn't work :( or I need to get new SBM Smile
Pls help ?