You can pay for DStv using EcoCash, Cash, ZIPIT or USD. However, it is not as simple as it sounds, and we are here to help you through the process. Using EcoCash is the cheapest (and easiest) way to do it if you don’t get paid in USD. If you do get paid in USD, you don’t have to change it to any other currency, instead just go on and make your payment.
Here we summarise how you can pay using EcoCash, and the other options that you have if you want to pay in cash. ZIPIT is essentially the same, just a bit more expensive.
TL;DR: contact us on +263774883687 to make a payment. We work on weekends. You can also Whatsapp +263716138432 to pay for your DStv. A bot may chat with you 😉
DStv Payment in RTGS $ (EcoCash, ZIPIT, Bond)
Everyone (well, there are exceptions) is being paid in RTGS$ of some form, and I understand you would rather pay in the same currency. Always remember, though, that this will set you off an arm and a leg to achieve. The prices of the packages in USD are just translated to the parallel market rate for foreign currency. The only advantage of this is you don’t have to go through the process of acquiring money on the black market. Which is, to quote the authorities, illegal.
There are multiple players in this field, and their prices are not flat out. Some of the best options are those who do their daily conversion of the prices. This means their prices are always at par with what you would get if you changed your money to the USD on your own.
Keep in mind, rather than paying DStv Zimbabwe in EcoCash, you are paying someone else who then makes a payment on your behalf. Potato, potahto in the end.
Payments via WhatsApp
You can make DSTv payments using WhatsApp by chatting with real people. You can contact us on +263774883687 to make a payment. Your payment will be processed within 15 minutes. Every day, including public holidays and weekends.
DStv payments using Ecocash and ZIPIT Prices (18/05/2020 Updated)
A number of players have created online payment systems for DSTv. One service is from Technology Zimbabwe. Their charges are not that bad, although they tend to hedge against loses. So you might have to check the current parallel market rates against their rate before you make your payment. Online payments allow you to pay using EcoCash and other banks that are supported.
Please note, however, that these payments still have to be processed manually. This means that payments made after hours will have to be processed the following morning. Plan well, and this won’t be a bummer.
DStv Payments in USD
If you have access to USD in cash or on your VISA card, then you can just skip the middlemen and pay your money directly. DStv offers an online service for you to pay up. You need a VISA or a MasterCard for this to work, and the steward bank card works just fine for this. It may be unreliable, but at least they don’t have outrageous charges. You also don’t need to bring your late ancestors’ death certificates as proof of citizenship to get one.
If you can’t figure out how to access a card that does online payments or you don’t trust the internet people, then you can always use your bank to make the payments. You can also use our number, and we will do the payment for you. Please note however that this payment method is limited to customers in Bulawayo, Gweru, Harare and Masvingo. You can still contact us if you need a link to some other city, we can probably work something out.
Just know that, in the end, your best option is to pay in USD using the DStv website. This cuts out the middleman, and you can use the change to buy yourself a pizza. Or Steers burgers, it’s wacky Wednesday as I type this.
Alternatives? OpenView HD
If you can’t stomach the cost of this DStv and still don’t want to be stuck on ZBC TV, you are not out of options yet. There’s Open View, the new WizTech on the block. These guys sell you their decoder for a once-off fee, and you can access their channels for free.
You can get an OpenView HD decoder from us for only USD40. Get this one and forget about paying subscriptions. Ever again. Drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call/WhatsApp us on +2637774883687 to place your order.
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