IT never rains but pours for Zimbabwe’s leading mobile money platform Ecocash subscribers who wave goodbye to the popular service of DStv subscription payments with effect from December 1, 2017.
When Ecocash partnered MultiChoice Zimbabwe in 2013 for DStv payments it came as great news for its Zimbabwean subscribers who could pay up their subscriptions at any time of the day.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
Ecocash notified its customers via SMS as well as flighting an advert in The Herald.
“Dear Customer, DSTV payments through EcoCash will be suspended with effect from 1 January 2017. We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” read the notification.
With the majority of Zimbabweans hooked onto the platform for DStv payments, this move is assumed to pave way for Econet Media’s Kwese Sports’ launch.
Or probably they just want to create an artificial stampede so that customers rush to make payments before the mentioned date?
It gets gloomier. While the Ecocash Mastercard was the most trending mode of transaction for Zimbabweans paying items online and even those visiting outside Zimbabwe, the company lowered its MasterCard transactions from $1 100 to $500 with immediate effect.
“Dear customer, Ecocash Mastercard transaction limits have been reduced from $1, 100 to $500 with immediate effect. We apologize for any inconvenience caused,” said the company.