A List of Current Options for Buying Facebook Credits Around the World

We’ve been covering Facebook’s expansion of options that users have available for buying its Credits virtual currency, which as of July 1st will be the only currency that users can obtain for games on Facebook using real money. Here’s quick update about that — a country-by-country list of methods of inputting direct payments, previously published by Facebook in its Help Section.

Country Payment Methods
Argentina Mobile*, DineroMail, Moneybookers, Western Union QuickPay
Australia Mobile*, Moneybookers
Belgium Mobile*, Bank Transfer, Mister Cash, Moneybookers, PaySafeCard, WallieCard, Western Union QuickPay
Brazil Mobile*, Boleto Bancario, Debito Brandesco, DinheiroMail, Moneybookers
Canada Mobile*, InteracOnline, Moneybookers, Western Union QuickPay
Chile Mobile*, DineroMail, Moneybookers, Western Union QuickPay
Colombia Mobile*, Moneybookers, Western Union QuickPay
France Mobile*, Bank Transfer, Carte Bleue, Moneybookers, PaySafeCard, Ukash, Visa Electron, Wallie Card,
Germany Mobile*, Bank Transfer, ELV Direct Debit, GiroPay, Moneybookers, PaySafeCard, Sofortüberweisung, Ukash, Visa Electron, Wallie Card
Greece Mobile*, Moneybookers, PaySafeCard, Visa Electron, Western Union QuickPay
Hong Kong Mobile*, MyCard – Card Redemption, MyCard – Pay Via MyCard Member Account, Western Union QuickPay
Indonesia Mobile*, Moneybookers, MyCard – Card Redemption, MyCard – Pay Via MyCard Member Account, Western Union QuickPay
India Mobile*, MOLPoints, Moneybookers, Western Union QuickPay
Italy Mobile*, Bank Transfer, Moneybookers, PaySafeCard, Ukash, Visa Electron, Western Union QuickPay
Malaysia Mobile*, MOLPoints, Moneybookers, MyCard – Card Redemption, MyCard – Pay Via MyCard Member Account, Ukash
Mexico Mobile*, DineroMail, Moneybookers, Todito Cash, Wallie Card, Western Union
Phillipines Mobile*, Moneybookers, Western Union QuickPay
Portugal Mobile*, PaySafeCard, Visa Electron, Western Union QuickPay
Spain Mobile*, Bank Transfer, CashU, Maestro, Moneybookers, PaySafeCard, Ukash, Visa Electron, Wallie Card, Western Union QuickPay
Taiwan Mobile*, Gamania GASH – Card Redemption, Gamania GASH – Pay Via GASH/BeanFun Member Account, yCard – Card Redemption, Moneybookers, MyCard – Pay Via MyCard Member Account
Thailand Mobile*, Moneybookers, Western Union QuickPay
Turkey Mobile*, CashU, Moneybookers, OneCard, Ukash, Wallie Card, Western Union QuickPay
Great Britain Mobile*, Maestro, Moneybookers, PaySafeCard, Ukash, Visa Delta/Debit, Visa Electron, Wallie Card
United States Mobile*, Western Union QuickPay
Venezuela Mobile*, Moneybookers

Facebook’s explanation of the asterisk: “*Mobile payments are powered by Boku or Zong depending on your mobile carrier. For more information about mobile payment options, click here.”

As a bonus, we’ve included a video found via Lolapps that shows Nestea running an advertisement in Taiwan that promotes a giveaway for MyCard credits, which one can in turn use to buy Facebook Credits. MyCard is a pre-paid card service already popular as a way of buying into all sorts of online games, and in the embedded commercial you can see that Facebook — despite the two degrees of separation from the topic of the commercial — is being prominently featured.

We don’t know if Facebook itself had any involvement with this particular campaign, but we have seen MyCards make a big deal out of its “strategic relationship” with Facebook before. Whatever the cause, third-party promotions of Credits like this should help the currency continue to gain traction with users around the world, and eventually result in more money going to developers.

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    [...] JCB, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal, which Facebook accepts worldwide. They could also use one of the alternative payment methods, which include money transfers through services such as Western Union, mobile payments by Boku or [...]

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