StarTimes is one of a kind! With so much cheap prices and many more attached to it, today, we will be reviewing one of the best Kenya HD decoder alongside with the Channels List, Price and how to Pay!
Introducing to you is StarTimes Decoder! To those that doesn’t knew a thing about them, give me the privileged of providing you its short brief History:
The Pay TV company has its roots in china. It was founded in Beijing in 1988 and has over 9 million subscribers all over the world. Star Times is one of the companies that offer Pay TV in Kenya.
Startimes Kenya channels list like GoTV, is a variety of blended entertainment, news, sports and documentary channels. They were among the pay-TV companies that entered the Kenyan market after serious deciding to switch to digital platforms was made. The company offers both pay and Free to Air (FTA) set top boxes.
The StarTimes Kenya HD decoder is among the cheapest in the market. Other benefits of choosing StarTimes Kenya include Free after sales service, a 1 year warranty and quality customer support through their 365 day call center.
The FTA set top boxes do not accrue monthly subscriptions charges. Subscribers are only expected to pay once after which they can access all local TV and radio stations.
However, you get the pay-TV services once your set top box is installed. Monthly charges vary as there are several bouquets. The higher the charges, the higher the number of channels you access. You can convert any pay-TV bouquet into FTA at a fee.
The StarTimes Kenya digital pay TV provider has all of the basic entertainment. Catch the latest news, sports and African movies. Get lots of world-class channels that provide sports, music, movies and spiritual content. There are Free-to-air channels and documentaries on StarTimes as well.
- 1 StarTimes Kenya packages
- 2 StarTimes Payment Methods
- 3 Guides in Buying StarTimes Decoder
StarTimes Kenya packages
They are divided into two:
*. DDT (Digital Terrestrial Technology) Bouquet and
*. DTH (Direct to Home) Bouquet. DDT bouquet operates under a terrestrial platform while DTH runs on a satellite platform.
StarTimes introduced the HD Combo decoder that can receive both DDT and DTH signals. The decoder retails at Ksh. 1,999. It comes with a free one-month DTH Super Bouquet and one month DTH Unique Bouquet.
You can get a StarTimes DVB-T2 set-top box for pay-TV or FTA StarTimes packages.
StarTimes Payment Methods
StarTimes offers various different payment options. You can make payments via:
a. M-Pesa (Business No: 585858)
b. Airtel Money (Business name: Startimes)
c. Orange Money (Business No: 585858)
d. ipay and various banks.
e. MTN Mobile Money
StarTimes Kenya Payment via Mpesa Paybill Number
*. Choose M-PESA on your phone
*. Select Pay Bill
*. Enter 585858 as the StarTimes Kenya Business Number
*. Your StarTimes Smart Card Number is the Account Number
*. Enter the Amount to pay
*. Confirm that all the details are correct, then Send.
*. Wait for a transaction confirmation SMS from M-PESA.
StarTimes Kenya Payment Via Airtel Money
StarTimes Customers can pay for their TV Time monthly subscription using the Airtel Money Service which only applies to Customers having Airtel Phone Numbers and are already Registered to the Airtel Money Service
*. Choose on the Airtel Money Menu on your phone
*. Select on Make payments option
*. Choose on Pay bill
*. Then go to OTHER option
*. From OTHER option section, choose on STARTIMES
*. Then Enter the Amount to Pay in kshs i.e. 1000
*. Click Send option
*. After that input your PIN ***
*. Then input your Reference which is your Smart Card Numberi.e. 02101985303(11 digits)
*. Finally, you will receive a transaction Message showing your available balance i.e. TransID 10012002 3003. Startimes Your Available balance is 1000 KES.
StarTimes Kenya Payment Via Orange Money
To pay your subscription via Orange money, kindly follow the steps outlined below:
*. Go to -> Customer access Orange Money and select “Payments”.
*. Enter Star Times Media Business Number (585858).
*. Enter Bill Reference Number (Smart Card No.).
*. Input amount to be paid.
*. Confirm request and select send
StarTimes Kenya Payment Via MTN Mobile Money
*. Go to MTN Menu on your phone
*. Go to Mobile Money
*. Go to Pay Bill
*. Select Star Times
*. Put in your Smart Card Number
*. Clarify the amount of money you want to pay
*. Put in your MM Pin number.
Wait for a confirmation massage, The confirmation massage contains a transaction ID, in case your transaction went to a wrong account the transaction ID is used to find the Wrong account.
Guides in Buying StarTimes Decoder
Literally, there are two options while buying Startimes decoder. You can buy one that you have to pay on a monthly startimes subscription or star times decoder that does not accrue monthly subscription charges.
Although, you can also switch from startimes decoder that accrue monthly subscription charges to Free to Air option. Before you do that, you will have to convert from Pay TV to free to air will attract a fee of Ksh 3400.
This is done through the convert bouquet. However, these prices change a lot and you can always confirm them at startimes website.
StarTimes antennas prices
a. Antenna + 10m Cable = Ksh1400
b. The antenna + 15m Cable = Ksh1600
c. Antenna + 20m Cable = Ksh1800
Key Customer Care Contacts
A. Tel: +254719 077 077, +254719 077 000
B. Email: Inquiries: email@example.com
C. Before purchase: firstname.lastname@example.org
D. After sales: email@example.com
E. Address is Victoria Towers, ground floor, Upper Hill, Nairobi
F. The Startimes Self Service: http://www.startimes.co.ke/self-service/
G. Startimes Website: http://www.startimes.co.ke
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is my StarTimes account number?
– Your account number is; The first eleven digits on the smart card which are indicated just under the bar code.
2. What is the StarTimes Business Number?
– Our Business Number is 585858
3. Does the change of bouquet happen automatically after I send money for a specific bouquet i.e Kes 500 for Basic, Kes 149 for Nyota, Kes 999 for Classic and Kes 1499 for Unique?
– The change of bouquet does not happen automatically and thus you are required to dial *858#, select option 4 and follow the prompts.
– Alternatively, you can contact via our hotline number 0719 077 077 and we’ll change it for you.
4. I have not used my decoder for quite some time now. I would like to know if I will be charged for the months that I have not being paying for.
– StarTimes is a prepaid service and does not accumulate debts. In precise you pay then watch. (In this context, a Pay TV decoder).
5. Do you have any other payment methods apart from Mpesa?
– We have various ways of which you can use to pay for your subscription. For example; Airtel Money, Eazzy 24/7, Equity ATMs, Cooperative Bank Mobile Banking, Visa, Yu Cash, Orange Money, I pay and Unipesa.
– You may also opt to visit either of our Business Halls across the country to make your payment.
If you have any complains, please visit the official website that is aforementioned. Please, FBL is not associated with StarTimes TV!