The country’s foreign currency shortage crisis is worsening, with most banks stopping payments to Multichoice, Africa’s largest pay-TV company.
A number of banks are demanding the elusive United States dollar and an extra commission to process DStv subscriptions for locals as more plastic money payment avenues have been closed, side lining a number of customers.
NetOne has seen it fit to introduce DStv payments via their mobile Money Service OneMoney.
The DStv payment challenges come at time when more viewers are migrating from the country’s sole television station. OneMoney will be seen as the best form of payment.
“To settle your DStv accounts, customers simplty type *111# and option 2 and you will see the DStv payment option once its added to the make payment option. Once you authorize the payment, and their account is updated within a few minutes.” A source close to the development said.
Another key benefit is that DStv customers who missed payments can settle their accounts using OneMoney and get reconnected quickly. The RBZ considers DSTv as entertainment hence they do not prioritize it when remitting foreign currency out of Zimbabwe.
OneMoney is also geared for subscribers to transfer money to any mobile phone user on any network in the country, paying bills, pay school fees and buying goods and services.