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How do I top up? Overview of the top-up payment options

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Crew (retired)
Posts: 347
‎30-04-2013 06:40 PM

There are a few different options for topping up with 48:


By credit or debit card

By voucher

By Text

Purchase via Giftshop

Credit or debit card


Use your debit or credit card and go to 48 top-up page.

 These credit or debit card will be accepted:

  • Visa Credit
  • Visa Debit
  • Mastercard
  • Laser

We don't accept American Express or Diners Club - if you have one of these cards, you'll need to purchase a top-up voucher - see details below. 


Top up online:

Log in to top-up your account, if you've pre-registered your card details here it saves you fumbling through your wallet to find the details again.

If you're not logged in, or someone else wants to top-up your mobile, simply go to the gift shop click here. You'll be asked to enter the 48 mobile number, choose either top-up, buy a membership or buy an add-on and then it'll take you through to a page to enter the card details.

If you login you will be asked if you want to use your pre-registered card.  You will then be asked to choose top up or add-on and further card security information.


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Top-up Voucher

You can buy a  top-up voucher in thousands of shops across Ireland associated with Payzone and also Omnivend vending machines. 

However, as we expected some of the larger shops don’t have it set up yet on their own till systems.

Most of such shops also have a stand-alone Payzone terminal which does have 48 top-up. So in this case the shop assistant will need to use the Payzone terminal. The other problem is that staff hasn’t heard of us.

If it’s a definitely a Payzone outlet but the shop says they don’t sell 48 top-up, ask the staff member to use the pink Payzone terminal and check under mobile top-up .


How to apply a top-up voucher


  • From your 48 mobile: Call the free 48 top-up number 1740 from your 48 phone and follow the voice prompts along the way.
  • Via USSD: This can be done by simply keying *101* + voucher number # on your phone.
  • Online: Go to the top-up screen and enter the 12-digit top-up code



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By Text


 You can now apply your bundles, whether it be membership, data or roaming via text message.

It's simple and you can check see how to do it here.



Top up via the gift shop


Within the gift shop you can top up another 48 members account.  This will be useful if you need to add credit to a son or daughter’s or your tight-ass boyfriend’s account using your card.

Select the "gift shop" link.  You can then select the gift type (either top up amount or add-on).  Enter the phone number you want to receive the gift followed by the payment details.

Once the gift purchase has been confirmed the recipient will receive a text to let them know.


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Re: How do I top up? Overview of the top-up payment options

Posts: 0
‎20-05-2013 07:01 PM

If the shops do not have a 48 top up, what then? Smiley Surprised

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Re: How do I top up? Overview of the top-up payment options

The Legend
Posts: 15,294
‎20-05-2013 10:35 PM

Payzone is very widespread so it should not be an issue in practice in most cases. However have you experienced this as an issue yourself? If so where?


Hope this helps.

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