Tigo Partners With DStv to Ease Payments in Tanzania


Tanzania's premier mobile telecommunication company, Tigo, has partnered with DStv to provide Tigo Pesa registered customers to subscribe to the television services using their handsets.

Speaking to the East African Business Week in Dar es Salaam, the telecom's Public Relations Executive, Jackson Mmbando said that the partnership aims at easing payments to get DStv service. "We would spare no effort to ensure that Tigo Pesa customers enjoy services offered by our partners", said Mmbando

Under the partnership, services which can be accessed include Compact, Compact Plus or Family. "This opportunity will enable our customers to access hundreds of programmes and view thousands of stars", he said.

Mmbando said that Tigo Pesa service which was launched a couple of weeks ago is doing well in the market. Tigo subscribers will no longer need to go to DStv offices to queue for payments of subscriptions and thereby save their precious time.

All Tigo subscribers need to do is to register for free with the Tigo Pesa service through any of Tigo Pesa agent's across the country, he said. Once registered, the subscribers will start accessing the Tigo Pesa menu by dialing *150*01#.

Tigo was the first cellular network in Tanzania having been established in 1994. It is part of Millicom International Cellular S.A (MIC), while DStv is a world-class television experience based in South Africa. It is the best entertainment selection combined with state-of-the-art technology.