How to refill on KakaoPage with no Korean bank account

Part 2 on my Korean Web Novel series! (Part 1 is here)

***Currently Happy Money does require you to verify your account using a Korean phone number***

While there are many things I don’t like about KakaoPage, since they have the monopoly I’ll pay the overlords to read more novels.

If you’re able to make a KakaoPage account by using a Korean phone for verification, you’re one step closer to being able to fully read on KakaoPage!

As explained in Part 1, there are free novels and webtoons available however you’ll probably end up paying to get the full experience.

You can’t use a non-Korean credit card or bank account to refill your account. So a 3rd party payment like HappyMoney (해피머니) or Cultural Gift Certificate (문화상품권) will have to be used.

I personally use HappyMoney so will be talking about that.

Step 1: Buy HappyMoney credit on a 3rd Party Website

I used both PinBank and SEAGM before and they work with PayPal.

SEAGM costs me $33.97 USD for a 30,000KRW and PinBank costs $30.38 USD. They both can depend on exchange rates.


If this is your first time ordering with PinBank they do request a verification of your payment card via photo.

After ordering, you will receive an email that contains the gift card information.

Step 2: Input the information into HappyMoney

Go to HappyMoney website and make a new account if you haven’t. You’ll need a Korean phone number again to get yourself verified.

When making a password, just be aware that their keyboard doesn’t automatically turn off caps lock.

Go to Happy Money refill and input the information that was sent to your email.

Step 3: Refill KakaoPage via HappyMoney

Log onto your KakaoPage and go to refill cash.

Select the amount you want to refill. As a note, if you refill more than 30,000KRW per month, you will have to reverify your information using a Korean phone.

Choose HappyMoney as the payment method and log in to your HappyMoney account to finish paying.

Congratulations, now you’re done! Since this method is pretty long, I prefer to check on other platforms before buying on KakaoPage.

As a last note, if you refill on the 1st of the month (in Korea time), you are eligible to receive cashback. I receive 4000KRW for refilling 30,000KRW.