To pay for their monthly dues, users will dial *888#, to access to the telecash menu, choose the ‘pay bill’ option, select DSTV as the service provider they want to pay then enter their DSTV account number, the amount they want to pay and they enter their personal identification number (PIN) No biller code is required.
Those using the service for the first time have the option of adding DSTV as their favourites so as the menu can be easily found next time the subscriber wants to pay DSTV. According to the firm, payment is instant and occurs in real-time. Once payment has been made the subscriber receives a unique transaction ID that can be quoted, like a receipt number, in the event of any query.
“Paying DSTV subscriptions has never been easier,” said Telecel Zimbabwe mobile financial services director Nkosinathi Ncube.
“Payments can be done from anywhere at any time. There is no longer any need to go and queue to make your payment.
“Moreover, there is no need to have to memorise a biller code every month when you need to make a payment,” said Mr Ncube.
“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,” he said.
Launched January this year Telecash by Zimbabwe’s Telecel, the service will allow users to send money to any mobile phone user, regardless of network, pay bills and pay for goods and services, utilising their mobile phone.