Zimbabwean Telecash customers can pay their Dstv subscriptions from their mobile phones, following an agreement between Zimbabwean mobile operator Telecel and South African pay-satellite television provider MultiChoice.
Telecash, which is Telecel’s mobile wallet, can be used by Telecash subscribers to send money to any mobile phone user, regardless of network, pay bills, goods and services, all utilizing their mobile phone.
To make a Dstv payment, subscribers dial *888#, to access to the Telecash menu, choose the ‘pay bill’ option, and select Dstv as the service provider if they prefer. Users then enter their Dstv account number, the amount they want to pay and enter their personal identification number (PIN).
Subscribers using this service for the first time have the option of adding Dstv to their favorites, as it will be bookmarked on the simplified Telecash menu. Next time the subscriber wants to pay Dstv, they can simply select it from the list of favorites.
Payment is instant and occurs in real-time and once payment has been made, the subscriber receives a unique transaction ID that can be quoted in the event of any query.
“Paying Dstv subscriptions has never been easier. Payments can be done from anywhere at any time. There is no longer any need to go and queue to make your payment,” said Telecel Zimbabwe mobile financial services director Nkosinathi Ncube.
“Moreover, there is no need to have to memorise a biller code every month when you need to make a payment,” he added
“Telecash is well integrated with Dstv, which means the subscriber’s account will be instantly updated as soon as a payment is made. Where a subscriber has been cut off, connection will be restored instantly,” Ncube concluded.