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.)