Startimes Nigeria is the subsidiary of Startimes Media, a Chinese based company which operates in 7 other African Countries aside Nigeria viz; Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi, Guinea and Central African Republic.
The firm is also present in various other countries aside the listed african states.
The cable tv provider is one of the cheapest satellite tv in Nigeria today
Bringing innovative technology to Nigeria, it came when DSTV was creating monopoly in the industry. While DSTv was delivering broadcast via satellite signals at a premium rate, Startimes had to infiltrate the market in a coordinated way.
The satellite firm delivers it's broadcast through terrestrial signals at a considerate price. This helped them garner numerous costumers in a short period of time, however, their similar competitive firm, Multichoice didn't bow to their viewpoint.Gotv
was introduced by DSTv's multichoice to counter the effects brought forward by startimes. The satellite option uses terrestrial signals to broadcast and is relatively cheap like Startimes.
The competition between these firms have positively heighten broadcast quality and favourably keep the price of subscription to an affordable amount.
Before running through the methods of startimes recharge, the costs of each startimes bouquets need be outlined and aswell, the channels and benefits therein.
Star Times Bouquets/ Subscriptions
Based on affordability, the various channels are segmented. This is to enable diverse individuals with differing financial strength view cable tv programs.
StarTimes presently has four subscripton package. There's the Nova package with about 33 channels, the Basic package with about 40 channels, the Classic channels with over 60 channels, and the Unique bouquet offering about 80 channels.
These bouquets has a correspondingly varying monthly prices.
The Nova bouquet is the only Startimes bouquet that costs less than a thousand naira. The NOVA bouquet costs N900 per month
and has over 26 channels in it.
The next in line is the Basic Bouquet. Adding to it's affordability, it worths your pay as it contains more interesting channels than the former one. The startimes basic bouquet costs N1,300 per month.
It includes over 40 Channels.
There's another of the bouquet named the Classic Bouquet. It has over 60 Channels at a considerate price. The bouquet has all Basic bouquet channels in addition to some extra channels. The cost of the startimes classic bouquet is N2, 600 per month.
The Unique Bouquet is the peak of all startimes bouquets. It has over 80 Channels which is the combination of classic channels and some extra ones. The cost of the ultimate bouquet is N3, 800 per month.
Startimes Nigeria recharge options/ renewal methods
The following listed methods through which to recharge an expired startimes account is simple and comprehensive. Before making payment, fully switch on your startimes decoder. This should be your first pre-requisite step of all the methods.
→ Using Quick teller
It is simple to renew your subscription of startimes Nigeria using the quick teller portal. Quickteller isn't a new name in payment processing in Nigeria. To get started,
- »Navigate to startimes payment page on the quickteller website with a smartphone or pc.
» Select the required bouquet plan you intend to subscribe for through the drop-down menu.
» Insert your smartcard number, email address, and mobile number.
» Press the continue button.
Upon redirecting to the billing page, do the following:
» Select your debit card type (Visa, Mastercard or Verve) then enter your card details.
» Go through the Pay button to complete the transaction.
Note: Quickteller will debit you 100 naira as transaction fee
Your startimes subscription will be renewed. Be patient as viewing will soon be restored within 30 minutes.
→ Using USSD Code
With the inter switch ussd code payment, startimes subscriptions can be made with any type of phone.
Conventionally, with the phone number registered to your bank account, payments from your bank account to startimes could easily be made. The general format is just by dialling *322*1*subscription code
# on your mobile phone.
E.g. *322*1*240617942*3800# -
This would fund a unique bouquet plan for a month.
Nigerian mobile networks (MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile) along with Verve, Visa & Master card of all banks sustained by the inter switch network could facilitate this.
→ Using Gtbank 737 Phone Banking
With the phone number connected to your gtbank account, dial *737*37*Amount
*Smart Card Number
The amount should be the cost of the plan you wish to subscribe for. The smartcard number is the 12 digit number on your Star times card.
To authenticate payment, enter the last four digits of the gtb Naira card.
→ Using ATM
The following steps are required to get this done!
- » Locate the nearest ATM.
» Insert your debit card, input PIN Number and choose an account type (Savings, current or credit).
» Select Quick teller option through the ATM menu screen.
» Select Pay Bills. Choose Others,
» Key-in the merchant code for the star times plan you wish to subscribe for and Press Proceed.
» Insert smartcard number when asked for customer reference and Press Proceed.