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just to SIC with the bros here, Qoo10 got one user NPN doing wechat wallet top up at rate of 1sgd: 4.5rmb .(can use qoo10 vouchers, Exchange rate is favourable 5.2, if you know how to stack coupons and use the most ex voucher) Basically you pay, QR code gets sent to your email, you scan the code and it goes directly to your wallet. (my wallet is registered to my SG visa card only, no local card, no local china number linked to wechat)

very surprised the ang pao didnt get rejected. :X

\\\\NO LONGER RELEVANT VALID AS OF MARCH19\\\\\ (seller on qoo10 explicitly states you need china bank card linked. Not sure it will work for new wallet opening already sorry. Consider this avenue closed for now)
 
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My wechat money i added my dbs card but it states card not supported for payment under the money page.

Now my friend in china is sending me money through wechat, i cannot accept the money still. What can i do?
 

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Has WeChat tightened the rules? Can't receive Hong Bai without China card now
 

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My wechat money i added my dbs card but it states card not supported for payment under the money page.

Now my friend in china is sending me money through wechat, i cannot accept the money still. What can i do?

No guarantee but you can try the following to see if you can receive money using QR Code.
Me -- Wechat Pay -- Money -- Receive Money.

Try receive small amount first.
 

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No guarantee but you can try the following to see if you can receive money using QR Code.
Me -- Wechat Pay -- Money -- Receive Money.

Try receive small amount first.

yeah the money can be received if the sender send through the QR code but i cannot receive if its sent as a angpao.

No workarounds right?

in that case the money in the wallet, what can i do with it atm apart from going to china and spending it
 

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yeah the money can be received if the sender send through the QR code but i cannot receive if its sent as a angpao.

No workarounds right?

in that case the money in the wallet, what can i do with it atm apart from going to china and spending it

I do not know of any workaround now.

As for the money 微信零钱 it can be used to pay for apps like QQ Music VIP and Tencent Video VIP or Youku VIP or things like that. You should be able to send Ang Bao to others as well.
 

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For those who has money in their wechat , there is a shop near my home can help to convert to cash.

$1 - 5.1rmb

I always got china friend send ang pao money to me, the last I convert is 800rmb to $152 dollars.


Interested can pm me.
 

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My wechat money i added my dbs card but it states card not supported for payment under the money page.

Now my friend in china is sending me money through wechat, i cannot accept the money still. What can i do?

It is true that the DBS card does not support payment.

But I completed the process of adding it anyway and once having done that, status of my account turned to (实名认证) thus I am able to receive / send out HongBao and make payments to vendors using the balance in my wallet.
 

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It is true that the DBS card does not support payment.

But I completed the process of adding it anyway and once having done that, status of my account turned to (实名认证) thus I am able to receive / send out HongBao and make payments to vendors using the balance in my wallet.

the main issue is with to Top Up the wallet.

no China ID no China credit card.. impossible..


how do you top up? can share? :)
 

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For those who has money in their wechat , there is a shop near my home can help to convert to cash.

$1 - 5.1rmb

I always got china friend send ang pao money to me, the last I convert is 800rmb to $152 dollars.


Interested can pm me.

I am keen, I can buy any amount better rate than the shop. Please whatsapp / sms me nine-6-6-seven-1-zero-5-five and quote hwz.
 
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the main issue is with to Top Up the wallet.

no China ID no China credit card.. impossible..

how do you top up? can share? :)

If you can receive Hongbao 微信红包 or 转账, then you can get friend to transfer money to you as the easy method for top up. I myself use this method.

You can also go through 3rd party services to top up. I have no experiences with this method though.
 

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Anyone use katocard to topup?

No idea, you can compare with local service like this one.

http://www.zgspcjsc.com/wechat/templates/index/redpackage.html?v=20180521

S$10.35 for RMB50
S$20.65 for RMB100
S$30.95 for RMB150
S$41.25 for RMB200

At least this one has big supermarkets as the physical presence so should be relatively safe.

http://www.zgspcjsc.com/wechat/templates/index/index.html?v=20180712

Edit to add: supposedly this type of services needs to be regulated, so be careful to deal with individuals offering such service for profit.
 
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No idea, you can compare with local service like this one.

http://www.zgspcjsc.com/wechat/templates/index/redpackage.html?v=20180521

S$10.35 for RMB50
S$20.65 for RMB100
S$30.95 for RMB150
S$41.25 for RMB200

At least this one has big supermarkets as the physical presence so should be relatively safe.

http://www.zgspcjsc.com/wechat/templates/index/index.html?v=20180712

Edit to add: supposedly this type of services needs to be regulated, so be careful to deal with individuals offering such service for profit.


你的微信号绑定中国的银行卡了吗?

微信钱包充值目前只适合绑定中国的银行卡或者实名认证的微信用户才能领取哦,而且同一个微信号每天只能领10次


Don't have China credit card....
 

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Basically without a China debit/credit card you have to rely on someone else to get funds in/out of Wechat/Alipay . It's still not foreigner/tourist friendly yet at this time. Last Dec I went to a BOC branch and enquired about opening a bank account for foreigners. Apparently you just need a local address and a local phone no.
 

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你的微信号绑定中国的银行卡了吗?

微信钱包充值目前只适合绑定中国的银行卡或者实名认证的微信用户才能领取哦,而且同一个微信号每天只能领10次


Don't have China credit card....

I see. The web site says “OR 或者”, so you can try to call them to confirm.

Easier way is to ask friends or colleagues for help.
 

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Basically without a China debit/credit card you have to rely on someone else to get funds in/out of Wechat/Alipay . It's still not foreigner/tourist friendly yet at this time. Last Dec I went to a BOC branch and enquired about opening a bank account for foreigners. Apparently you just need a local address and a local phone no.

Yes you are right to point out that WeChat Pay and Alipay are still meant for Chinese Citizens or foreigners living in China. That is why they require local bank account and local SIM card.

As for bank account, it depends on the location and the bank. So you were using a hotel address? Then you were lucky. Which city in China?
 

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For those who need to convert SGD from/into wechat wallet, I can help you.

Service fees applied. PM me for details
 

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Yes you are right to point out that WeChat Pay and Alipay are still meant for Chinese Citizens or foreigners living in China. That is why they require local bank account and local SIM card.

As for bank account, it depends on the location and the bank. So you were using a hotel address? Then you were lucky. Which city in China?

Not hotel address, I used my friend's residential address and her spare phone SIM card no. lol. They don't verify anyway. Btw I was in Henan, maybe at small cities they are not so strict with the regulations.
 
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