PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is definitely the most popular prepaid WiFi device in the Philippines due to its decent speed and affordability. If you just bought this device for work or study at home, you might be wondering how to load PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi so that you can enroll in a FamLoad promo.
With PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, you cannot take it to a loading station or a prepaid load seller like you can with an ordinary mobile phone. The device does not have a screen or panel where you can see if your load has arrived. It does have an admin dashboard, where you can log in and see if you have successfully loaded your device, but it takes a little longer.
You can use the PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi as soon as possible by following the instructions in this article. The PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi comes with 10GB of free data that is valid for seven days after purchase.
Load up at a Prepaid Load Dealer or Retailer
It’s pretty self-explanatory. You can load your PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi number at any cellphone retailer. Typically, your modem’s number is located at the back or bottom.
If the staff or even the salesperson asks you what type of load it is, just answer “Smart.” Smart prepaid load can actually be loaded to your PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi.
Loads for PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi can also be purchased at PLDT, Smart, and Sun stores.
Check if your load has arrived using the myPLDT Smart app. This article explains how to register for myPLDT Smart and link your number.
PayMaya offers Loads
PayMaya allows you to buy load, pay bills, send money, and shop online using your smartphone. PayMaya can be topped up through a variety of cash-in facilities, including banks, pawnshops, and remittance centers. PayMaya can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play and gets you *50 for free when you use referral code 23fpum.
I prefer PayMaya because it saves me from having to go to the sari-sari store nearby to buy prepaid load. With PayMaya, I can add money to my account via BDO or the BPI online banking, and then buy the load for any mobile network including Smart, TNT, Sun, TM, and Globe.
With PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi, you can either buy regular load (just choose “Smart or TNT Regular Load”) or PLDT FamLoad. Buy PLDT FamLoad on PayMaya and use the promo immediately. When you buy regular load, you will have to convert it into a FamLoad promo on the myPLDT Smart app or on pldthome.com/homewifiload before you can use it to surf the Internet.
What about GCash? You can still buy load from GCash, but be aware that GCash may not be able to detect the correct network. I have once tried to load my PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi number 09642267314 into GCash, but it incorrectly identified it as a Globe number. If you don’t want to lose your money, I suggest using PayMaya instead of GCash. In the end, Smart and PLDT own PayMaya.
A transfer load or a pasaload
You can instead transfer your load (or pasaload) to your PLDT number if you’re wary or apprehensive about loading your number directly. PLDT Home Prepaid WiFi is only compatible with Smart and TNT numbers.
Send *11-digit number> *Amount> text message to 808 to transfer a load. Send 09123456789 200 to 808. Your load transfer will be confirmed when you respond YES to the next message. A *1 fee will be added to each transaction.
Check whether you received the load by using the myPLDT Smart app or by logging into 192.168.1.1 and reading the SMS confirmation. Register for a FamLoad promo using the myPLDT Smart app or at pldthome.com/homewifiload.