G-Cash goes STK

I received word from a friend that Globe has implemented a SIM Tool Kit (STK) service for G-Cash.

For the past year since G-Cash was launched in October 2004, the G-Cash service made use of SMS to conduct transactions. This required subscribers to input keywords in the correct format and send it to a specific number. It is rather simple, especially for text-savvy Pinoys.

With the introduction of the G-Cash STK menu, keywords are no longer needed. The STK is a menu-driven service where transactions are conducted by selecting options that appear on the mobile phone’s display.

I gave it a try this morning on my Globe SIM. I couldn’t find the G-Cash menu on my STK. I will post an update if and when I get the G-Cash STK menu to work. I’m thinking it might need to be activated first.

In the meantime, G-Cash transactions via SMS is still available.

In comparison, Smart Money’s transactions are mostly conducted through the STK. The only Smart Money transactions I know of that use SMS are purchases at SM. (But that might change soon. Watch out for my next article, Tuesday next week.)

ka edong
emkonomist

For more technology news and gadget reviews, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • freeflow

    gcash is in globe svcs+ > myglobe > what’s hot.

  • Sherwin

    The G-Cash SIM menu is only available on the X-treme Memory (Prepaid), 128XL (Prepaid), 128k Opti-SIM and G-Plan X-treme (Postpaid) SIMs. Unfortunately, it’s not available on the old Hi-Mem or GlobeXplore SIMs.