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Old 07-07-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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Is there a way to buy games using SMS?

Is there a way to buy games using SMS? For example Fallout 3 or any other game that could be activated on Steam afterwards?
Not for US/CA/UK...
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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SMS? Short-Messaging System, AKA Text-Messaging on your phone?
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:49 PM   #3
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Yea, that kind of thing... I'm not using my phone much and got a big deposit from somebody... And I have short-messages. So I have to use the money somehow and somewhere.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:50 PM   #4
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No, I do not believe there is a way to do what you're asking.

, there's not even a Steam Store app for Droid/Apple.

Although, if you have internet access on your phone, I don't see why you couldn't go to the steam store's website and make a purchase.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:58 PM   #5
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My phone is ancient, it wouldn't support secure links nor it would support Javascript nor anything else this site uses. It wouldn't probably even have enough memory to load the page. Lol.
What about non-steam way of buying a game? Simply buying it on some other site...
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:07 PM   #6
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Any company could make it work but it's the verification and security aspect that would prevent them from implementing such a system.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:09 PM   #7
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Okay, let's assume that there isn't such a company (and I think it's a correct statement). If I get my SIM-card into a friend's phone and go to Steam page using it, would I be able pay using my SIM-card's money?
If so, is a log-in using his phone secure? He wouldn't have any information of mine or something else left in his phone? I'm really not familiar with newer phones than from 2004 or 2006 cheap ones...
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:13 PM   #8
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It is not possible to make purchases through Steam with your SIM-card deposit.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:14 PM   #9
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Oh this money is on your SIM card?

Sorry, bro, but that money is only ever going to be used for your phone bill.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:18 PM   #10
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Lol, what can I do with that money in my SIM-card? Eh, anyway, thanks for info.
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:34 PM   #11
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I assume you need to make the purchase hastily to take advantage of the steam sales? Otherwise just use a computer...
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #12
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Not really. I just need a way to use the money in my phone. I'm not using it to call or message anyone and I have no way of using the money that way, so I need some other way to use it. I thought that I could buy a game, it'd be the best use. You can't take money off of phone like a bank.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:01 PM   #13
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Not really. I just need a way to use the money in my phone. I'm not using it to call or message anyone and I have no way of using the money that way, so I need some other way to use it. I thought that I could buy a game, it'd be the best use. You can't take money off of phone like a bank.
As I said before, the money you put on your phone merely goes to pay your phone bill. It can't, AFAIK, be used for anything else.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:08 PM   #14
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As I said before, the money you put on your phone merely goes to pay your phone bill. It can't, AFAIK, be used for anything else.
There are various services in different countries which allow you to pay for different digital media or services via sending an sms to a number with a code in it. I don't think it's possible in Steam's case though.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:44 PM   #15
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Hm... That's a good idea. I will look trough my country's shops, maybe I'll find something I could use.
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