Smart and TNT offer the pasaload feature for their respective postpaid and prepaid subscribers. In this post, I will teach you how to pasaload to Smart and TNT networks in the Philippines.
What is Smart Pasaload?
In layman’s term, it is the transfer of your regular load to a Smart prepaid mobile phone number of the same telecom company or sister network. Probably, it comes from the phrase “Pass A Load” or “Share A Load” which simply means sharing a portion of your load balance to anyone. Of course, with your permission and also by texting a code using your Smart or TNT powered mobile device.
Smart and sister telecom company uses the term “PasaLoad,” while other network uses a different term when transferring regular loads and promos to their respective fellow prepaid subscribers.
Both postpaid and prepaid mobile phone users can transfer load. When the postpaid user does the pasaload, the amount is charged on its monthly bill. If the prepaid user will do the load transfer, it will be deducted from its current regular load balance.
All the telecom networks in the Philippines has this feature. I think the main reason is to help subscribers with zero load balance to receive a load during rough times when there is no reloading station near their area. This feature will help subscribers to stay connected with friends, relatives, and members of the family, worry-free.
Smart, and TNT Pasaload Denominations and Validity
When you transfer a prepaid load to your fellow subscribers, it comes with validity date. Make sure to use the load within that period to avoid issues or forfeit of the latter. The validity period has a range from 3 days to up to 60 days depending on the transferred amount.
For example, the minimum denomination range is Php 2 to Php 10. It comes with a validity of 3 days. The maximum denomination is Php 200. It has a validity of 60 days. So, in general, as the amount goes higher the days validity also increases.
- Php 2, Php 5, Php 10 – 3 days validity
- Php 15, Php 20, Php 30 – 15 days validity
- Php 60, Php 100 – 30 days validity
- Php 200 – 60 days validity
How much is Pasaload Service Fee?
Every time you perform a pasaload transaction, your network will charge you Php 1 SMS service fee plus the transferred amount.
If you are a postpaid user, the telco will charge it to your account. This is on top of your monthly bill.
On the other hand, if you are a prepaid user, the Php 1 plus the shared amount is deducted from your regular load. This again depends on your telco provider.
As a suggestion, make sure that you maximize or become efficient when utilizing the said transaction.
How to PasaLoad in Smart and TNT in 2 Easy Ways
In general, there are two simple ways to perform the pasaload with Smart and its sister telcos namely TNT or Talk N Text. Both postpaid and prepaid subscribers have a similar process. Perhaps, the only difference is the amount limit that the two can transfer.
Prepaid users can do pasaload as long as they have enough balance to cover the service fee and shared load value. Postpaid users however have a cap of Php 300 and Php 500 respectively. This depends on their monthly service fee. The good part is the cap refreshes every first day of the month.
The postpaid subscriber under the Freedom Plan is not allowed to do pasaload transaction.
Anyway, with Smart and TNT, you do not need to register and also do not have to memorize any PIN code. Cool, right? Just type the recipient’s mobile number with your preferred amount and then send, that’s it!
- Option 1: On your mobile device open your SMS icon. Type in PASALOAD <space> Receiver’s Mobile Phone Number <space> Amount. Then send it to 808.
For example, PASALOAD 09199876543 200, send it to 808
- Option 2: On your Text message icon. Type in the Receiver’s Mobile Number <space> Amount, then send it to 808.
You will then receive a confirmation text message. Reply with a “YES” or “NO” depending on your objective.
For example, 09199876543 200, send it to 808
Afterward, you will receive a pasaload successful notification text message.
In my opinion, the easiest between the two is Option 1. The reason is it has a shorter process among the two.