HYPE Premium features and prices
Before explaining how to activate the HYPE Premium plan, I think it is appropriate to analyze it in detail and find out what are its features main.
HYPE Premium is the most complete plan of HYPE and, consequently, includes all the features of HYPE Start and HYPE Next, including the possibility of making purchases both online and in physical stores (obtaining cashback on over 500 stores and with the possibility of paying with Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay); send and receive money; send and receive wire transfers for free; withdraw for free from ATMs around the world (with theft coverage); credit the salary; home utilities; pay bills and bills; set savings goals; make phone top-ups; obtain up to 2.000 euros in credit; buy and sell Bitcoins and much more.
To these advantages are added many others, such as thecomprehensive travel insurance which includes coverage of medical expenses in the event of a medical emergency abroad, reimbursement of baggage (both in the event of delay and loss), reimbursement for flight delays (for delays of more than 4 hours) and access to over 1.100 airport lounges from around the world.
Also, there are zero commissions on payments and withdrawals in any currency and worldwide (including paying bills, making top-ups and withdrawing from foreign ATMs); zero spending limits and validation; a service of priority assistance via WhatsApp, email, phone and chat and a reduction of withdrawal limits from ATMs (which are equal to 500 euros per single transaction, 1.000 euros per day and 10.000 euros per month).
Other than that, there is the World Elite Mastercard debit card that can be used all over the world to make purchases, both in physical stores and online, in maximum safety and with the possibility of taking advantage of exclusive benefits.
HYPE Premium costs € 9,90 / month with a bonus of € 25 on the first top-up using the code GREAT during registration. To find out how to activate the plan, read on: everything is explained below.
How to activate HYPE Premium
activate HYPE Premium, all you have to do is connect to the official website of HYPE (from PC or smartphone), click on the button for register and follow the instructions on the screen.
You can do it all in just a few minutes right from home, as long as you have a valid identification document at your fingertips and one webcam or one smartphone able to accomplish a short video which you will need to validate your identity (in the first case, make sure you are using a browser with webcam support, such as Chrome).
The procedure to follow changes if you are already a HYPE Start or HYPE Next user or if you do not have a HYPE account yet.
- If you want to switch from HYPE Start or HYPE Next to HYPE Premium: follow the same procedure illustrated for opening a new account, but using a different identification document than the one you used to activate the current plan. In the case of the transition from HYPE Next to HYPE Premium, you will be asked to also enter a second document, always different from those used previously (e.g. if you registered with HYPE Next via selfie accompanied by two identity documents, you will be asked to complete the registration to HYPE Premium with video identification, or by bank transfer).
If any of the steps are not clear to you and / or you want more information on how to activate your HYPE Premium plan, consult the official HYPE guide.
How to activate the Premium card
After the activation of HYPE Premium, you will receive at home (or in any case at the address you indicated during registration) the Premium card, thanks to which you can take full advantage of all the benefits to which you are entitled.
In order to start using the card, you will need to activate it. The operation in question is very simple and takes no more than a few seconds: first, start theHYPE app on your smartphone (the application can be downloaded at no cost from the Play Store and Huawei AppGallery on Android and from the App Store on iOS), log in to your account and go to the section À la Carte.
Once this is done, click on the item for activate the physical card placed under the graphic representation of the Premium card, enter the CVV code of the same (ie the 3-digit code on the back of the card) in the space provided and that's it.
Please note: if you are switching to HYPE Premium from HYPE Start or HYPE Next, remember to change the payment details on all the services and online stores you use (as the data of the Premium card will be different from those of the HYPE card you used previously) .
How to use HYPE Premium
Once you have activated the account and the Premium card, you are ready to exploit the full potential of HYPE. To do this, you can make use of the HYPE app available on Play Store and Huawei AppGallery for what concerns Android and on the App Store as regards iOS. However, you can also access the web version of HYPE and manage many aspects of your account from there. But let's get back to the app.
On the main screen you can find your current balance (in the You can spend, at the top) and the button next to it capacitor positive (+) lead, which allows you to top up HYPE by another card, bank transfer or in cash (at the supermarkets and SisalPay | 5 affiliated points). Below you will find the boxes with yours monthly expenses, earned cashback and savings for the goals you have set in the app; while further down you find the detailed list of recent entry and exit.
By moving to the tab Savings, you can create a obiettivo (e.g. a vacation or the purchase of a smartphone) and let HYPE automatically save you small daily sums to get you to reach it within the set deadline: I told you about it in more detail in another tutorial.
The board Payments of the application, as you can easily guess, instead allows you to make payments of various kinds: it is possible send and request money to other people (even those who are not hypers yet), pay bills and bills (more info here), carry out transfers e pay in shops that support payment via app (you can find the affiliated points of sale by pressing the button in question). Alternatively, I remind you that you can easily pay with HYPE in stores using the classic system contactless or through systems such as Google Pay, Samsung Pay e Apple Pay.
For the Online shoppingInstead, you can use HYPE simply by entering your card details in the payment form. I remind you that it is possible to obtain cashback from over 500 online stores: find all the offers by going to the section Menu of the app and pressing the button Proposal.
The section À la Carte HYPE is instead the one that allows you to manage the card connected to the account, choosing if necessary whether to put it in break or whether to activate / deactivate specific functions such as i ATM withdrawals, the shop in store he Online shopping: just move up ON or on OFF the relative levers. It is of course the same screen from which you can activate physical cards (as I explained to you in the previous chapter).
Finally, in the section Menu you can find all the remaining functions of HYPE: the one to activate the. for smartphones and vehicles; the one to open a Bitcoin wallet and buy / sell / trade this cryptocurrency (more info here); the one to request a credit boost up to 2.000 euros to be repaid in installments; the one dedicated to Offers (of which I told you a moment ago) and the one to perform phone cards (more info here).
By pressing on the icon Profile you can then have a complete overview of your account: profile picture, limits of use, personal informations, average stock, Bank account details (where to find the IBAN of the HYPE account to which to direct top-ups), papers and options for change password and set personalized notifications.
To learn more and receive more information on the application of HYPE, do not hesitate to read my other tutorial in which I explain how HYPE works.
How to downgrade to HYPE Next
Before activating HYPE Premium, you would like to know if in case of need it is possible to do the downgrade al piano HYPE Next? The answer is yes.
By contacting the dedicated HYPE Premium assistance service, via WhatsApp, you can express your desire to return to HYPE Next and thus obtain the plan downgrade. Be careful though.
By downgrading, in fact, Premium insurances will cease their coverage the moment you receive the communication of successful transition from Premium to Plus. In addition, your HYPE Premium card will no longer be active and you will receive in its place a HYPE Next card, both physical and virtual (the latter immediately active and usable for purchases both online and in physical stores).
For more information on the transition from HYPE Premium to HYPE Next, I invite you to consult the official website of HYPE, where there is also a optional questionnaire to motivate your choice. If you were wondering, it is not possible to go back to HYPE Start.
How to get support from HYPE
For more details on HYPE Premium and its operation, you can refer to the FAQ on the HYPE website or contact HYPE support directly.
You can contact HYPE support via chat (by clicking on the comic or on the link FAQ on the official website), social networks (su Facebook o Twitter), e-mail e WhatsApp (the latter option is only available to users HYPE Premium and is accessible directly from the app). For more details, read my tutorial on how to contact HYPE.
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