StarTimes Subscription Packages + Prices (Pay/Check Status)

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StarTimes Subscription Packages

Founded in 1988, StarTimes Group is a Chinese multinational media company headquartered in Beijing.

After many years in development, StarTimes has become a major system integrator, technology provider, network operator, and content provider in the African television broadcasting industry.

Since 2008, when StarTimes started operation in the African market, the company has been sparing no effort to realize its ambitious mission: “To ensure that every African family can access, afford, watch and share the beauty of digital TV”.

Today, as one of the leading digital-TV operators in Africa, StarTimes is 13 million DVB subscribers and 27 million OTT users and covering the whole of the continent’s population with a massive distribution network.

It has established subsidiaries in 30+ African countries.

StarTimes ensures that the African continent and media development progresses to the next level in digital television broadcasting.

To fulfill the growing demand for online video, StarTimes pioneers its video streaming service, StarTimes ON, in the African market.

Now StarTimes ON has accumulated 27 million users in the market, becoming one of three major video distribution platforms of the company.

StarTimes Subscription Payment

Here are the ways to recharge StarTimes:

1. Mobile

Text: CC#Smart Card Num#PIN and send to 32055.

2. SMS

Basic Bouquet: Text : CC#Smart Card Num#PIN#B and send to 32055.

Classic Bouquet: Text : CC#Smart Card Num#PIN#C and send to 32055.

Unique Bouquet: Text : CC#Smart Card Num#PIN#U and send to 32055.

3. GTBank Mobile Recharge

Pay your Subscription from your phone using the GTBank 737 banking service.


For example: *737*37*1000*01XXXXXXX#

Then use the last four-digit number of your GTBank Naira MasterCard to complete the transfer.

4. Quickteller ATM Recharge

  • Go to the nearest ATM that support Quickteller service.
  • Insert your ATM card and input your 4-digit PIN.
  • Select the ‘Quickteller’ option from the ATM menu screen.
  • Select ‘Pay Bills’ from the Quickteller menu list on the ATM screen.
  • Select ‘Other’ A message on the screen will read ‘Merchant Code’,
  • Enter 240534 as the merchant code.
  • Another message will read ‘Customer Reference’,
  • Enter your Smartcard Number.
  • Select PROCEED.
  • Select Amount.
  • Follow prompts to complete the transaction.

5. StarTimes App

Click on ‘Service’ on the App homepage.

Click on the ‘Smart Card’ and select ‘Recharge’

Choose one recharge option (Use coupon, recharge card, online payment, USSD).

For the first time recharge, click on the ‘+’ to add your smart card number.

6. StarTimes Website

  • Visit
  • Click on the ‘blue icon’ above to register or login.
  • Select ‘Make a Payment’
  • Select smart card number, enter recharge PIN and click on ‘Go’.

For the first time recharge, click on the ‘+’ to add your smart card number.

7. PAGA Recharge

  • Visit
  • Register or login with your PAGA account.
  • Select pay bills from the options.
  • Select StarTimes as your network provider.
  • Input the amount and your smartcard number.
  • Click ‘go’ and complete your recharge.

8. Baxi Box

  • Go to the nearest Baxi Box agent in your area.
  • Select your preferred bouquet.
  • Pay the exact amount to the agent.
  • Get instant connection.

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How to Run a Default Setting on Your Decoder

  • Press the blue button on your remote control.
  • Scroll to default setting.
  • Press the arrow button to the right of OK button.
  • Select “YES” on the TV screen.
  • Press OK on your remote control.
  • You will see “Restore init data Yes or No,”
  • Select “YES” and Press OK on your remote control.
  • Wait until the decoder restarts and finishes the automatic search.

How to Check StarTimes Subscription Status (Balance)

Here are the steps to check StarTimes subscription status:

  • Go to the StarTimes website.
  • Click on the “RECHARGE BUTTON” button.
  • On the next page, you will be required to input your 11 digits smart card number.
  • Your subscription status will be there on the next screen for you to see.

Alternatively, you can call StarTimes customer care closest to you to give any complaint.

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  1. I am a StarTimes user, but for some years back I have not been able to use it because of absence of light in my area, so what do I do to reactivate it or has it expired?

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