TECHNOLOGY & CONVERGENCE

Uganda: DStv Subscribers to Pay Bills Via SMS

MULTICHOICE Uganda, the lead agent for DStv, has introduced a scratch card system that allows clients pay their subscription fees through a short message service (SMS). Richard Sebahiima, the sales and marketing manager, explained that the new system would enable the clients to pay their subscription fees without going through the appointed agents.

"It will also enable our clients to pay their subscription fees and get reconnected within five minutes," Sebahiima explained. He was on Tuesday speaking during a public sensitisation workshop on the innovations and new products introduced by the firm for its clients.

He said the system, to become operational in January, was being tested in Kampala and other parts of the country. "Even if you are a client living somewhere on Mt. Elgon, you will have your system re-connected as soon as your payment is made through the scratch card system," Sebahiima assured the clients. He disclosed that MultiChoice also planned to introduce five new channels to meet the demands of its clients.

(New Vision (Kampala), 29 November 2007)

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