Pay TV customers on the DSTV service under Multichoice have another reason to smile after exchange rates were added to allow you pay the exact amount for the desired package.
Customers on MTN Mobile Money can simply enter this code *160*3*2*1# and the market rates will follow. Now that the service is invoiced in dollars, it is important to pay the exact amount as the dollar rate keeps on fluctuating every now and then.
Today, 9 Aug 2011 rates for the DSTV Bouquets were as follows:
- Premium Ugx 209,450
- Compact Plus Ugx 128,900
- Compact Ugx 75,200
- Family: 53,700
- Access Ugx 26, 500
- Premium +Xtraview/ Dual: 236,300/-
The beauty with Mobile Money is that the moment you call the call centre and you notify them of the payment, the amount will be visible on your account at the time of the call.
Initially, if you had made a payment from say Shell Select, you could then call the support team through the call centre, who could then connect you for at least two days before the accounts department eventually clears you.
This latest development will certainly save customers a lot of time and money that they have otherwise been wasting in driving, walking and so on just to get money through.
Related: Pay Your DSTV Bill with MTN Mobile Money