Owned by Multichoice, the DSTV is probably the biggest direct broadcast satellite service in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The advent of the internet has made paying for the monthly subscription a lot easier. There are now different options available to make the payment, unlike years back when payment was made manually and physically.
While the option of visiting accredited centres to make payment is still very much in existence, the DSTV Subscription Online has made the process of making payment seamless.
How to pay for DSTV subscription online
All you need is a device with internet service available. You can make payment through the DSTV website, mobile money apps or internet banking.
A: Through the website
Follow the steps below to make payment directly through the DSTV website;
Step 1: Go to the DSTV website.
At the top of the page, you will see the menu bar with different options, including, “pay”.
Step 2: Click on “pay”
A page will pop up with three options; how to pay, view balance and pay now.
Step 3: Click on “pay now”
Step 4: You will be prompted to log in with your smartcard number and your surname.
You will be able to view balance, which is the amount you are meant to pay based on your package.
Step 5: Click on the “pay” button.
The Payment Subscription page will come up with some information about your account.
Step 6: Select eTranzact payment option and BankIT and put in your bank details.
You will be sent a generated 6-digit password, enter it.
Step 7: Click “submit”.
Step 8: Once, that is done, call *389*00# with the phone number connected to your bank account to receive the OTP code.
Step 9: Enter the OTP in the appropriate space and click “pay”.
If the transaction is completed successfully, you will get a response indicating that.
B: Through internet banking
There are a number of financial platforms that you can use to pay your DSTV subscription online including GTB Internet Banking, Quickteller, eTranzact, Zenith Bank Internet Banking, KongaPay amongst others.
Paying on all these platforms is seamless even though they might differ slightly in their process. There are a good number of them as already indicated above, but Quickteller will be used to explain the process. What is obtainable in others are not too far off from it.
To pay through Quickteller, follow the steps below;
Switch on your decoder.
Go to the Quickteller website for DSTV subscription payment.
Select your preferred package.
Enter your email address, smartcard number, and mobile phone number.
Click on “next”.
Enter the DSTV subscriber’s name and confirm the smartcard number is accurate.
Click on “pay” and select your debit card type (MasterCard, Verve or Interswitch).
Enter your card details
C: Through mobile money
Mobile money works by using an e-wallet system that you credit to store funds to make payments electronically. Some of them include Paga, Opay, First-monie and MTN mobile money. The money is already in your wallet (or you will be prompted to fund your wallet with your debit card if there is no money there or the fund isn’t enough), all you have to do is enter your subscriber details and proceed to pay.