Forget Facebook, texting, and Twitter – there's a new use for your phone – free mobile bingo. If you want to play mobile bingo, it's easy, but first you need a compatible phone, such as an iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry. Also, tablet computers are classed as mobile devices so if you've got an iPad or Kindle, you can play an extra large version of free mobile bingo.
These high-tech gizmos are with us practically every second of every day, so anytime you've got a spare minute, why not play free bingo and potentially turn your handset into a heap of cash?
Let's get started:
If you want to play free mobile bingo, first you've got to find a site that offers mobile bingo. That's because not every site is up-to-date with the latest technological advances. But fairly soon, all sites will offer free mobile bingo – after all, mobile bingo is very new technology.
And because there are so many hundreds of sites offering mobile bingo, it means competition is fierce, and the free bonuses are abundant, but only if you know where to look.
For instance, you can play free mobile bingo at Bob's Bingo and his friendly site offers a £15 free bingo no deposit bonus when you sign up to play online, and also a £15 freebie to trial out his mobile bingo version of the site.
If you are already a member at a free bingo site, chances are, you can play free mobile bingo using your same account details. And joy of joy, your online balance and mobile balance should be identical.
If not, don't worry – it only takes seconds to sign up to play free mobile bingo using your handset.
Some sites require you download an app, such as Gala Bingo, and for others, you just need to follow a link, or scan the QR code.
If you get an app, you can get to your favourite site quickly and easily – the moment you want to play, all you need to do is click the icon on your screen, and voilà, you'll be taken to your favourite site. This is much swifter than typing a lengthy web address into your browser every time - that's precious time lost where you could be marking off numbers or spinning on slots.
And don't worry if you've never played free mobile bingo before – you will find the mobile version even more simple than the online version, because they offer slightly less functionality than their more sophisticated counterparts. Most features you should be familiar with, and they should work in a similar way.
Then it's on to fund your account and buy a few tickets, but don't forget to play free bingo first, using your bonus – after all, you may not like a site, so make sure you have good old snoop around before you deposit.
Get chat happy:
One of my favourite features of free mobile bingo is the chat room. It's so much fun to be sat on the bus, or on my break at work keeping in touch with all of my favourite roomies and chat moderators. Now I need never miss a single ball call or titbit of hot gossip again – such as what everyone's having for tea – plus I can rake in bonus points by participating in those hilarious chat games.
Benefits of free mobile bingo:
The main benefit of free mobile bingo is that you can play any time, and anywhere. You are not chained down to your laptop any longer – indeed, you can play on the bus, in the pub, or walking down the street. Just mind out for that bus, and for heaven's sake, look both ways before you cross the road.
But just imagine hitting the jackpot while you're sat in the doctor's surgery – it would certainly take your mind off an upcoming examination!
You can also deposit and withdraw on your mobile handset, although you may be restricted by various limits. Some sites will only let you make three deposits per day up to £30, but this is to prevent fraudulent usage, and phone thieves from using your account. Depositing using your mobile phone bill is great, but you may want to keep a close eye on your bill amount, in case it gets too high.
Disadvantages of free mobile bingo:
Free bingo of the mobile variety is a very new technology, which means that some sites can be fairly basic, with limited rooms, and no sound effects. Hopefully, as technology improves, these small issues will be resolved.
And watch that phone bill – unless you've got a great data package, mobile bingo can rack up a large bill, so be sure you're either on the Wi-Fi, or you have plenty of allowance.
And finally, it can be easy to develop a secret free bingo habit – you can play in private, and let's face it – handsets are very discreet – you could easily pretend you're on Facebook. With that in mind, be aware of any addictive habits forming – if you think you're developing a problem, contact a charity such as Gamcare.
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