The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends citizens to stay at home in case of a COVID-19 virus outbreak. To go out as less as possible and to avoid crowded places are crucial to prevent cross-infection. As people tend to stay home more, StarTimes upgraded its TV program offering to cater the needs of families. For example, the TV operator introduced a new educational program called Home Schooling on the ST KIDS channel.
And to help subscribers keep watching TV safely, StarTimes is offering many online recharge solutions. As you stay home, you can purchase and recharge bouquets via Airtel mobile money (Dial *185#) or MTN mobile money (dial *165#) and follow the prompts respectively. You can also pay using POS services such as PayWay, Selcom, Interswitch and Pebuu; or PesaPal that supports visa card payments; or use mobile apps like Apay, and Caramel. Meanwhile, for those using the StarTimes ON app, you can recharge or upgrade your TV bouquet directly on your phone by simply linking your smart card with the StarTimes ON app.
Mr. Franklin, the StarTimes CEO in Uganda says, “As the leading digital TV operator in Africa, StarTimes aims to contribute to the safety of the public during these special times. And making sure that people don’t have to leave their home to access and enjoy entertainment, news and educational programs is a small step toward creating a Healthy Environment. We believe that every Healthy Behaviour can lead to a Healthy Body and a Healthy Mindset. StarTimes online payment solutions allow everybody to stay safe and stay calm.”