EON Card, BPI/ BDO cash card and Smart money, whats the difference? (for paypal)

Philippines
April 20, 2009 5:00am CST
Hi, just wana know if there is a difference between these cards. I understand that in order to get a paypal account one has to have a credit or debit card. I think its important that the card is connected to either Visa or Mastercard right? I have a Smart Money card and it has a Mastercard electronic logo on it, does that mean I can use it to apply for paypal? or maybe the BDO/BPI cash cards, these are considered debit cards right? so can I use them for paypal? Also many of the ATM cards now can be used to pay for purchases in grocery stores, so can they be considered debit cards too? I think the only difference is they dnt have the Visa or MAstercard logo on them. Please help us. Thanks!
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4 responses
@junnah25 (54)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
i just know that you can use bdo and bpi as bank accounts. but im not sure yet if you really can withdraw your paypal money there. i used smart money to verify my paypal account,..
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
really? I tried using my smart money to verify my paypal but it was rejected. I am not sure if they have already changed the system since the time that I got my paypal. So are you able to withdraw your paypal money to your smart money card?
@frishy (222)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
only smartmoney account starting with 5299 is accepted in paypal if your smartmoney account start in 5577 then you cannot use it to verify your paypal account.
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
oh I didn't know that there are different types of smart money, indeed mine is 5577, is it possible to change my smart money number?
@frishy (222)
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
you can use other debit cards but i think they have additional fee whenever you withdraw so better apply for eon card.
• Philippines
5 Aug 10
Thanks for the suggestion a lot of my friends and mylotters suggested that, so I have decided to get that one.
@angelajoy (1840)
• Philippines
7 May 09
I think that just to be sure, you should call the customer service hotline of these cards you mentioned.
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
Maybe I should, thank you for your suggestion
@ada547612 (203)
• China
20 Apr 09
These cards can be used to apply for Paypal, but I am using a debit card, because it more convenient money, and do not pay interest.
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
All of these are also debit cards, but for some reason, paypal was rejecting my smart money card so I had to resort to using my credit card to verify my account. thanks for the suggestion