If some of you still don’t know about it, Meralco (www.meralco.com.ph) has an online account and billing system for their consumers. It’s called the My e-Meralco Bill and it allows you to view your electric bill online, among others.
This is good if you’re always away from home or the electric bill you’re paying is not under your name or address. You can always check on it online. To register your account, you need the Service ID number, Billing Date and amount from your latest statement. You can get all these information from your latest Meralco Billing statement.
Once enrolled, you are able to see a PDF equivalent of your bill, subscribe to alerts for new bills or overdue bills and get contact information or support from their 24 hour call-center.
Since I already enrolled my Meralco bill with BPIExpressOnline, I am able to check for the exact amount and send the payment via BPI. Take note that in order to complete the payment, you need to input the exact amount and the unique 5-digit number found in your e-billing statement.
Though the system does not provide a way to pay for your electric bill, it’s nice to know that Meralco has this system in place. They might want to check-out the list of locally available payment solutions from my previous post.
I wonder why PLDT does not have the same? With their 171 number always busy, I’m sure an online account and support system will be a good bump up the pogi points. Oh, wait, how can I send a support ticket if my PLDT DSL is down? 😀