Having so many things to do and a very busy lifestyle, I never had the time to even go to my Meralco Branch every month just to pay my monthly Meralco bill.
I told myself that it would be easier for me to pay my Meralco Bill through Online bank transfer. That was great and really convenient and I’ve been doing that for several months now. I just waited for the postman to arrive and hand over my Meralco Bill, make some few clicks and turns and voila, I’m already paid my Meralco Bill through BPI Bills Payment Online.
But due to boredom after a very long vacation from my dead end job, I manage to discover that Meralco has an online facility that makes its customer able to view their monthly Meralco Bills Online ahead of time. This concept was not new to us. But this is the first time I visited their website.
I believe that having my Meralco Bill Online account makes it easier for me since I can just forget the hard copy of my Meralco bill which the postman delivers to my house monthly. Well, I just need to keep the Meralco Bill since all that I need on that paper is the current amount due of my Meralco bill.
One of the requirements in registering your own Meralco Account Online is you should have a valid email address and your recent Meralco Bill or at least it is dated for the current year. It requires you to have your Service ID Number and the Amount Due which you can easily found in your Meralco bill. Once you’ve gathered all the require information, visit the Meralco Website for Customers.
On the left side menu, click on the Meralco E-bill link
On the next page, type in correctly your Meralco Service ID (SIN) Number, the Bill date (can be found in your Meralco Bill) and the Amount Due. Double check the required fields that you’ve just provided and then click Enroll.
Select any Hint Question and Answer that can you can easily remember whenever your Meralco account gets locked.
In Subscription portion of the page, you can select if (1) you want to be notified through email whenever your current Meralco Bill Online is available, (2) notify you through email whenever the due date of your current Meralco Bill is near and (3) notify you through email about the Meralco news and updates.
In my case, I only subscribe for the first two features and leave the third one unsubscribe. Lastly, provide a valid email address then click the “Enroll” button.
You are given two options here, it’s either you view your Service Data by click the link in the sentence:
Click here to view your Service Data now.
Or click Return to the Login Page if you want to try out your username and password.
I will now view my Service Data since I am pretty sure that my Username and Password is working.
If I click on the Service ID Number (SIN) Number link, you can see the Meralco Service Identification Details about the owner of the Meralco meter. This is the information about the person who is registered in Meralco. In my case, the name of the person I can see is my Land Lord (well, because he’s the one who registered my apartment Meralco Electricity Meter in Meralco.)
Moving on, at the top portion of the screen, the menu is composed of several links. I will click on the Billing History to view current and past Meralco Bills.
The page will display Twelve (12) months of Meralco Bills. Each month displays the Amount of the Meralco bill and the amount Kilowatt Hour Consumed (Consumption (kWh). It will also display if the bill is already paid or in Collectible Status. Collectible simply means the bill is still unpaid.
If I click on the Date link, a pop up window will appear and display the Meralco Bill duplicate. You can print this if you want to but it’s total waste of my time and ink so I’ll just skip that part. Besides, I already have my Meralco bill delivered to my doorstep monthly.
You’re a grown up now, do whatever you want!
Lastly, whenever you have disputes or complains about your Meralco bill, the first thing to do is go to your Meralco branch and start asking question. The Meralco Customer service will log a Customer Complain. If you have a Meralco Online account, your Customer Complain will be displayed here. I guess the most important detail here are the Status of your Meralco Complain and the date it was received.
This is viewable using the Complaints link at the top menu.
So that’s it, my job is done here! A good and much needed move (for me), having my Meralco Bill viewable online right? This coming months, I don’t need to wait for the Meralco Bill to arrive. I’ll just log in to my Meralco Bill Online Account, see how much is my Meralco Bill then pay it using my BPI Express Online Bill Payment Facility. It would make my life easier.
Do you find this thing convenient for you? Hit us in the comments section!