GCash lets you send money to anyone in the Philippines for FREE

GCash is an easy to use app that lets parents send baon to their kids, sellers to receive payment from customers, and OFWs to send remittance to PH loved ones, for FREE. These transactions happen in real time via the GCash app or Facebook Messenger (yes, you can create a GCash account via Messenger).

GCash users can even remit the amount (in their mobile wallet) at any Bancnet ATM (using their GCash Mastercard) or remit it over the counter at GCash Partner Outlets. This convenience means no more falling in line and paying remittance center fees and no more withdrawing from ATM with ATM fees.

What’s more the GCash app lets you buy or borrow load (in case you or someone is low on load), pay via QR (the easy and cashless way of ), pay for products and services online, and pay bills (among other features). The last feature – paying bills – means you can settle bills without having to fall in line (which eats up time) and leaving work or your kids.

Before, many of these transactions were dependent on having a bank account, a credit card, or needing to go through remittance centers.

To recap, GCash allows you to

  • Send money for FREE from one GCash user to another GCash user
  • Receive money for FREE from another GCash user
  • Withdraw money for FREE via ATMs twice per month (withdrawable amount dependent on ATM’s maximum withdrawable amount per transaction)
  • Withdraw money for FREE via over-the-counter, multiple transactions, but up to P20,000 per transaction only

For those who’d like to enjoy the free remittance service from GCash, here’s how you do it:

  • Create an account via the GCash App (download it for iOS and Android) or through your Facebook Messenger (most likely you already use it)
  • Top up your GCash mobile wallet at any of the 15,000 GCash Partner Outlets nationwide, or transfer funds from your bank account to your GCash Wallet
  • Tap on the “Send Money” icon and follow the steps either in-App or through Facebook Messenger to transfer money at zero cost for both sender and receiver

There you go. Super convenience at your fingertips, with GCash.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.