How to Pay Your Meralco Bill Using the Globe GCash App in a Few Easy Steps
In this day and age, technology is making things easier than ever, and many of our daily transactions happen virtually. GCash is one of the Philippines' leading mobile money services for purchases, bill payments, remittances, and more. Because it is operated by Globe, a telecommunications company, you can also use it to buy loads for Globe, TM, and other networks. I am an avid GCash user, and I always use it to pay my electric and internet bills. It's easy, hassle-free, and has no additional cost.
Meralco is the largest electric company in the Philippines, servicing a total of 22 cities and 89 municipalities. For this reason, paying Meralco bills has become part of the monthly routine of most Filipinos. For some, this can be a hassle. In this article, I will show you how easy it is to pay your Meralco bill using your GCash App. The next section includes step-by-step written instruction and is followed by a gallery that features a screenshot of each step to help guide you through the process visually.
Note: If you are interested in trying this payment option but don't yet have a GCash account, you will need to go to their website and create one before following these instructions. You can then download the GCash app and proceed to pay your bills and use the platform's other services.
- Open the GCash app and enter your 4-digit MPIN.
- Make sure that you have enough money in your account to cover the bills you plan to pay. Then click the Pay Bills icon.
- Find and select the Electric Utilities icon. This will lead you to a list of electric utility companies in the Philippines.
- Scroll down until you find Meralco. You can also click the heart beside it (to add it to your favorites) so that you can find it easily the next time you want to pay your Meralco bill.
- After you click Meralco, you will be lead to a page where you will need to fill out your billing information. You only need two things—your Meralco Reference Number and the total amount of your payment. You can easily find the 26-digit reference number and the total amount due at the bottom of your billing statement. See the image in the gallery below for reference.
Make sure you enter the correct billing information. If you'd like, you can also enter your email address to have an official receipt sent straight to your inbox after your payment. After you've confirmed that the information you've entered is correct, select Next. You're done! You will automatically receive a notification on your app. This officially acknowledges your payment to Meralco.
Screenshots of Each StepClick thumbnail to view full-size
It's That Easy!
This process only takes a few minutes and saves you the hassle of traveling to your local Bayad Center and paying extra fees just to take care of your monthly bills. You can also use the app to pay for your internet, phone, cable, water, and other services that are listed on your app's "Pay Bills" page.
More GCash Tutorials
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Learn how to withdraw your PayPal balance into your GCash wallet with zero transaction fees in four easy steps! In this article, we'll go over how to create a GCash account, link it to a PayPal account, and transfer funds from one to the other.
- How to Pay Your PLDT Home Internet Bill Using the Globe GCash App
This article lists step-by-step instructions for conveniently paying your PLDT Home DSL or Fibr bill using your phone and the GCash app. Screenshots of each step are also provided to help guide you through the process visually.
Would you consider using the GCash app for your bill payments?
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Questions & Answers
- Helpful 233
I tried paying my Meralco bill. But it continually says to double check my MRN. I checked it so many times correctly but the app still doesn't accept it. What is the problem?
If it says to double check your MRN then it's either you've just put in your MRN wrong or your MRN doesn't work anymore (GCash states that MRN would be invalid once you've already received your disconnection notice. In this case, you would have to pay your bills at your nearest Meralco Branch). Have you tried scanning the QR Code instead? If it still doesn't work, you can contact GCash Care on Messenger to assist you thoroughly.Helpful 132
I tried paying through GCash. But when I opened my Meralco app it still shows the bill is unpaid. It's almost 24hrs and my payment still hasn't reflected yet through the Meralco app. What can I do to ensure my payment is registered by Meralco?
It also happened to me before. What I did was I waited two days for the Meralco app to reflect my payment. You will not have to worry as long as you've already received payment notifications either from the GCash app, email, or text message. If you think it's taking too long, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2882 to make sure the payment has pushed through. Just provide them with your proof of payment.Helpful 120
How do you pay Meralco with previous balance? Mine keeps saying invalid MRN and I'm using the scan QR code, it's not working.
If your QR scanner isn't working, you can try to manually input your MRN/Meralco Reference Number and other billing details. You can find the instruction in this article. If it still does not work, you can try to contact GCash Care for assistance to figure out if the problem is with the app or with your Meralco account.Helpful 111
The due date for my electric bill is tomorrow, and I paid today When it will be posted to their system that I already paid?
In my experience, it usually takes a few minutes/hours after payment. But the system says it may take about 24 hours before it will be posted. You don't have to worry though because once you've received your email/text message receipt, it means they've already received your payment, and it's already being processed.Helpful 53
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