How To Suspend Your DSTV Subscription

Imagine you’re going on a vacation and will be away from your TV for a while. What happens to your DSTV subscription then? What about when you have to go on a work trip and there’s no one else at home? You don’t want your active DSTV subscription to go to waste without anyone using it, not in this economy. In such cases, here’s what you can do to suspend your DSTV subscription temporarily.

Although DSTV is a prepaid service (you pay before you watch) subscribers are allowed to suspend their account for the period of 7 – 14 days (1 – 2 weeks) twice in a year. It’s true. Subscribers prefer pay-per-view but we’ll make do with what we have. It comes with a catch though.

  • You can only suspend your account twice in a year.
  • You must have an active subscription validity of at least 7 days before applying for suspension.
  • Make the suspension request 2 days before the desired date of suspension.
  • You can only suspend your account for a minimum of 7 days and maximum of 14 days at a go.

How To Go About It

To suspend your DSTV subscription temporarily, here are three ways you can go about it. The only thing you need is a scanned copy of your ID card which could be your national ID Card, Voter Card or International Passport. To suspend your DSTV account temporarily, just:

  1. Send a suspension request mail to “suspension@ng.multichoice.com” with the subject as “Temporal service suspension of DSTV account” stating your account details with the scanned copy of your id card attached.
  2. Or put your request through to DSTV support on 234 908 236 8533, supply them all details to verify that the account belongs to you and they’ll guide you on what to do.
  3. Alternatively, you may prefer to visit any DSTV service centre around you. Go with valid ID and request for your account to be temporarily suspended.

To reconnect your account after suspension, you need to do nothing. Your account is automatically reconnected once the suspension time elapses. Of course, making DSTV, data, airtime, electricity, insurance, GOTV, Startimes and other payments is easy peasy when you use VTpass!

Premier League Week 8: What We Learnt

As the premier league week 8 kicked off on Saturday, the energy that club rivalry brings came back, and fans absolutely loved it. Country football is great. But club level is where we get to see footballers star, week in, week out. Here are the major talking points.

Leicester Down United

The International break was filled with the buzz around Cristiano Ronaldo and his record breaking 10th hat trick for Portugal. The Manchester United star however, cannot seem to be able to transfer his good fortune to the club. Leicester’s victory was no smash and grab. They beat United, fair and square. Had a better game plan, were hungrier, played better. Overall, they deserved to win here, and win they did. The 4-2 score line is sure to bruise some of the big egos in the United dressing room, but, the earlier the better. United’s upcoming fixtures till November 30th is nothing to be excited about, with Atalanta, Liverpool, Tottenham, Mancity, Villareal, Watford, Chelsea and Arsenal all lying in wait. United is the cherry right now, and everyone wants a bite.

Salah’s The Man

Firmino might have grabbed headlines with his hat trick this weekend, but the name on everyone’s lips on Merseyside is Salah. Mo has his imprint firmly as a club legend already. What a pass for Sadio Mane’s goal! It was a lovely ball he bent around the Watford defence for Mane’s opener. It’s called the pass of a master. A masterpiece of a performance it was, as he went on to score himself at Vicarage Road, courtesy of another mesmeric dribble. 4 years ago, he started his career at Liverpool with a goal at Watford. That season, he went on to rack up 44 goals. Many said he would be a 1-season wonder. 4 years after, however, he only seems to get better and better.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Man city over Burnley, Tottenham away at Newcastle, and Chelsea away at Brentford. Chelsea are sitting pretty at the top of the standings. It’s just Premier League Week 8, but, you know, League titles are won in bits.

Don’t miss out on any of the action when you can easily make your Cable TV paymentspay electricity billsbuy airtime and data with VTpass. It’s as easy as click, pay and go to be plugged in to your world of entertainment.

Gulder Ultimate Search Is Back!

The Gulder Ultimate Search is coming back to our television screens and we can’t believe it. Can’t wait to hear the famous tune once again. Can’t wait to see contestant battle nature, hurdles, and themselves. We definitely can’t wait to see them search for clues to help them win the ultimate prize. Who are we? “We” are most probably the 90’s kids and those that came before us.

The Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) is one of the fond highlights of our childhood memories. I remember how we would gather round the TV once it was time. How we would swear for NEPA if they dared interrupt power supply while the show was on. Special shout out to all the neighbours who put on their generators so we could watch the show at their apartment. What if the antennae disrupts while the show is ongoing? Problem!

Whichever way you look at it, The news that GUS is coming back has been met with wide public acclaim, and if the memories we have are anything to go by, it will be one of the hottest and widely followed shows on tv in the months for which it will air. The show, which started in 2004 and went on to become one of the most-watched reality TV series in Nigeria before it ended seven years ago in 2014, is making its comeback with “The Age of Craftsmanship” as the theme for the 2021 edition

How to Register

To submit an application, head over to the GUS website www.gulderultimatesearch.ng. Here, applicants must enter their personal details, upload a photograph and answer a few questions.

Where and When Will it Air

What more? The reality series will be making its comeback being broadcasted on DSTV and GOTV, after announcing a partnership with Africa’s leading entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria. Fans and viewers of DSTV and GOTV will get to enjoy all the action and thrills of GUS from Saturday, October 16, to Sunday, December 19, 2021. A whooping 3 months! The rest of 2021 is set to be lit! Come on!

Channels to view and Time

GUS will air on the following channels on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 pm till 9 pm.

  1. Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151)
  2. Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153)
  3. Also, Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2)

What to expect

Adventure, drama, clues, danger, test of willpower, perseverance and lots more! We’re already wondering what forest they will use, who the favs will be, and what hurdles they might have to face. You’ll be able to watch your favourite survival show on the go with Multichoice so that’s a huge plus already! The show promoters also confirm that the show will have weekly episode recaps and special commentary editions on Thursdays.

What does this mean?

Really? You really need us to spell it out for you? It means you can’t afford to be disconnected from your DStv and GOtv for the next 3 months! You also need to settle your electricity bills. Experience seamless bills payment when you pay tv bills, electricity bills and lots more on VTpass. With VTpass, it’s as easy as click, pay, go!

BBnaija Season 6 Finale: Lessons From The Show

76 days after, we arrived at the BBnaija Season 6 finale in style! The show has steadily continued to gather a large fanbase over the seasons and season 6 brought with it twists and turns that viewers simply were not expecting. Whether or not you watch the show however, there were lessons to be learnt, and here are a few.

Be Humble.

Immediately the show started this season, every thought Maria was going to be queen bee. She thought so herself. Always in the conversations, pretty, great accent, she was the alpha female to beat, and she knew it. Alas, it would not be so. She was evicted at the beginning of the sixth week. Many viewers even thought Biggie was going to pull a twist to bring her back. That’s how powerful she was. It wasn’t to be so however. Turns out in this life, you have to be humble, or pretend to be. Even general Pere calmed down drastically the moment she got evicted. He got the message. Loud and clear at that!

Character over Content

Although the show and housemates are largely followed because of the content churned out, Nigerians will apparently not hesitate to call rubbish what it is. Boma and Tega felt they were giving us content when they were doing hanky panky in the house, they wouldn’t have expected the backlash that came with it. They got evicted from the show, Tega is battling to keep her mental health as Nigerians keep coming for her from all angles. Boma, to a large extent is less under attack. He wasn’t the married one, after all. Fair? We can’t say. Subsequently though, we doubt any future housemates will be going this route.

There’s Love, and then there’s Saga and Nini

We really don’t understand this Saga and Nini drama. First, Saga fails his task because Nini was angry at him. Next, Nini disappears from the house (her own task). Saga proceeds to make an utter fool of himself, crying, moping about, the entire works, while Nini watches him on TV. It was super obvious Biggie was involved. Nini couldn’t be kidnapped! The amazing thing is that Nini kept mentioning her boyfriend throughout the show. Now that the show has ended, we are waiting to see where things go. Those of you that have found love, please tell us, is this how it does y’all?

Food is the way to a man’s heart, only if you’re a woman

The eventual BBnaija season 6 finale winner, Whitemoney, found out the hard way. Despite the endless and relentless cooking done by Whitemoney through the show, he and Pere never seemed to connect, with Pere adamant to send him packing. It wasn’t until Maria was sent out of the house that Pere calmed down a bit and readjusted his strategy. It is quite interesting to note that Pere and Maria would eat Whitemoney’s food, but still go and nominate him for eviction. This life!

Be Original!

In a world filled with so much acting and pretence, real recognizes real. ex-housemates like Cross, Liquorose, and Angel won several hearts from their time on the show with their originality. Fans will confirm that Cross and Angel seem genuine, so it’s easier to connect with them, and Liquorose was free-spirited and lovable. Little wonder they made it into the final 6. Little wonder!

Know how to cook good food

Seems like a joke, but this rings true. It was debated endlessly if cooking was Whitemoney’s strategy or not. Right now, it doesn’t matter. He won and that’s on periodt! If you’re handy in a place others aren’t, you already have the advantage. You just have to know how to use it well. Find out what makes you indispensable, and press your advantage home

When it’s your time, it’s your time!

I remember myself and my wife talking about those we wanted in the final. She said something very profound. She said “Liquorose deserves to win it, but Whitemoney is graced.” That statement held true as both made it to the final two (we predicted the top 6 accurately if I may add). Whitemoney eventually won. Liquorose, JayPaul, and Whitemoney have tales of coming close to getting into the house in previous seasons and missing out but now, they got to compete for more money,. Clearly, it was their time.

Get a Business To Mind, Literally

As the BBnaija Season 6 finale came to a close on Sunday, Ebuka asked the top 6 housemates “what’s next” as they were being evicted. Practically all of them mentioned “business” amongst other things they were interested in going into. These are housemates who are already millionaires as a result of their winnings from the show. Meanwhile, Onome and Tunji will not go into business because they are still busy slaying. Continue! Sapa will soon come knocking on your door. Get a side hustle, urgent 2k has finished inside market.

Whitemoney is a clown

Ehnehn now! He has to be. He definitely has plans of joining the comedy industry. Or what else could he have meant when he told Ebuka that he wanted to go into music after the show because his voice cannot waste, Mazi! Which voice naaa…

As the curtains close on another season of the show and we eagerly wait for the next, remember that with www.vtpass.com, you can buy airtime and data from the ease of your mobile phone. Similarly, you can also pay electricity, and TV bills so you never have a dull moment. After all, you’re going to need content until the next show comes your way.

Happy Customer Service Week!

Servicing customers can be hard; it’s customer service week so we thought, what better time to let you in on this secret than now? We have one of the best customer support teams this part of the continent! Don’t believe? We’ll not just tell, we’ll show also. See below

Customer Service Week: Our “why”

You see, at VTpass, we do not believe customer service is just a department, but an organizational culture, with every interaction carefully designed to not just meet, but exceed the expectations of our customers.

We know we’re not perfect yet, but that’s where we’re headed, and we want to say thank you for staying with us on our journey from here to there. It’s customer service week, but we celebrate our customers everyday for helping us keep the lights on.

We would like to use this medium to reassure you of our continued dedication to bringing you the best of service, our endless cycles of upgrades to optimize your experience while using our platform, and team brainstorming sessions on “what more can we give to you”

Whenever you experience any issues, you can be rest assured that we will help resolve them. You can always send an email to support@vtpass.com, call our active support line on 08138752358, use the live chat feature on the website, or contact us via our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram.) We’re currently not active on Twitter due to the ban by the government.

As we have grown steadily through the years, you’ve always and will always remain our number one priority.

Happy Customer Service Week. Happy “you” Week!

– Lanre Ogunya,

CEO, VTpass

Customer Service Week

How To Pay For DSTV In Nigeria

Have you been wondering how to pay for DSTV in Nigeria? That is because you haven’t used the number one bills payment platform in the country. VTpass does not only offer you seamless and superfast payments, but also gives you a variety of options with which to pay your bills.

For example, you can settle DSTV, GOTV, Startime bills to stay connected by paying with your card. You can also make swift payment using the VTpass wallet option. Similarly, you can also pay using the USSD option, Bank Transfer or the QR code scan-to-pay. All payments are seamless and super secure. In the same vein, you also get to enjoy immediate reconnection when you make your payments through VTpass.

You can also buy airtime and data, pay electricity bills, buy insurance covers and pay education bills via the platform, with 24/7 access to the support team to help you through any issue you need resolved. You won’t be needing them much though. That is because support for us is not just being there for you, it’s anticipating your needs.

If easy payment is what you are looking for, then VTpass is what you need. Just follow the few steps below to pay for DSTV using VTpass:

  1. Log on to www.vtpass.com or open the mobile app.
  2. Select “pay TV Subscription” and choose DSTV.
  3. Fill in the necessary details and proceed to payment.
  4. Choose your preferred mode of payment and complete payment.

That’s it. You’re done! The entire process is completed under one minute and you can continue enjoying your favourite channels on DSTV. In the same vein, you can make other payments using VTpass. Simply log on to www.vtpass.com or get the mobile app today.

Money Heist Part 5, Vol 1: What To Expect Without Spoilers

The much anticipated Money Heist Part 5, Volume 1 is finally out and breaking the internet. The preceding season ended on a cliff-hanger and we can’t wait to see what Season 5 Vol 1 has in store for us. La Casa De Papel, or Money Heist like it is called, is definitely a thriller to see.

We’ve been waiting! Season 4 ended with Professor losing it. Subsequently, we didn’t know what that meant for the rest of the heist team. Can they make it out without Professor, their mastermind? We have been waiting for 3rd September to binge-watch the whole volume and now we’re here.

Money Heist Part 5, Volume 1 comes with 5 episodes to keep your weekend on lockdown. All is set. The weather, the release time couldn’t have been more perfect, how about you? Do you have data to stream with? Do you have airtime to invite your friends over to see it with you? How about your electricity units? You most definitely will not want them depleted while you are enjoying the action! That’s why VTpass is here to offer you seamless and faster payments!

With www.vtpass.com, you can buy airtime and data for instance from the ease of your mobile phone. Similarly, you can also pay electricity, TV, Insurance and education bills, all at the tap of a button. As a result, you get to lounge indoors and enjoy binge-watching your favourite movies and shows while we make your payments for you.

How To Enjoy This September

The firstborn of the “ember” months is here. Very soon, we’ll begin to spot harmattan and jingle the bells that herald Christmas but just before then, here’s what you can expect to enjoy this September…

1. BBNaija Season 6

Big Brother Naija is that show that some of us love to watch, some hate it but watch it, and, in the end, almost everyone keeps up with. The fact is this, Nigerians love drama, and the show has it in loads. Season 6 continues to unravel shocks and drama, and we’re here for it this September. More please!

2. Champions League Football Is Back!

Arguably the biggest tournament in club football, the UEFA Champions League is back this month! The fight to make it to the last 16 begins. And there’s quite a number of mouth watering clashes to look forward to, with Group A pitting Lionel Messi-led PSG against Man City in the battle for superiority. Atletico, Liverpool, Porto and Ac Milan will fight to the death in Group B. Similarly, Barca will discover what it means to play without Messi when they face Bayern, Benfica and Kiev. In conclusion, let the games begin!

3. Football Leagues Are Back!

Firstly, the fans are back! When Covid19 struck, football returned after a while but the fans were banned from the stadiums. Although it was better than watching nothing, nothing compares to watching a stadium alive, the screams, the moments we catch in the rafts, etc. Secondly, we get to watch players who have just completed transferred to new clubs begin to find their feet. The prospect of having Cristiano back in the English Premier League for one, or Messi in a terrifying PSG team. How will the LaLiga be without Messi and Ronaldo? Who will be winners across respective leagues? The race starts now!

4. Movies, Movies and more Movies!

Need we say more? Cable TV brings more movies than you can watch, allowing you binge watch old classics or catch new sitcoms and series across your screen. If you’re a movie lover, then DStv, GOtv and Startimes have you well covered to enjoy this September.

So you know it’s time to pay your DStvGOtv and Startimes subscription, get your electricity bills out of the way so you can have uninterrupted fun and of course, top up airtime and data so you can share your experience with family and friends.

The good thing is that with VTpass, it’s super easy to take care of these bills so that you can focus on all the fun. Simply pay bills conveniently and seamlessly on VTpass now.

EPL Week 3: 3 Season-Defining Talking Points

Another footballing weekend has gone by and we had some heavyweight clashes in the EPL Week 3. Throw in the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is possibly making a return to the Premier League with Manchester United, there’s quite a number of things to talk about.

Arsenal Is Breakfast And Everyone Is Having A Bite

Arsenal was completely annihilated by Mancity when both clubs played on Saturday. Following their defeat to Chelsea in the previous game, they needed a response. However, we got none. Completely outplayed, outclassed and outnumbered, they simply didn’t show up. Arsenal shouldn’t be losing by 5 goals to any club, and have now failed to score in the opening 3 games of the EPL for the first time. They also have failed to gather any points so far and now lay bottom of the table. For a club that started the season top of the table, they shouldn’t be at rock bottom after three games.

Chelsea Produce Defensive Masterclass To Foil Liverpool

If “Attacks win games but defences win titles” were a football club, it would be Chelsea. The London club had to fight for their lives when they played Liverpool at Anfield, with a ten-man team. Kai Havertz’s 22nd minute opener had given them the lead, but the game was turned on its head when James Reece handled the ball on the stroke of halftime. Salah restored parity for Liverpool from the resulting penalty, game on! Liverpool came out in the second half like the big bad wolf. They huffed. They puffed. But, they couldn’t break down a resilient Chelsea team who produced a defensive masterclass to hold on to a point. For Chelsea, this point would feel like a win. Liverpool though were left rueing an opportunity missed.

Manchester United Set Premier League Away Record And Ronaldo Is Coming

United set a new Premier League record as they achieved the longest run of away games without tasting defeat, spanning over an impressive 28 games. The performance here, however wasn’t impressive. United fans have been ecstatic over the idea of club legend, Ronaldo, returning home. This is set to be announced officially in the coming days but if Ronaldo was watching this game before United scored, he might have changed his mind. This United team look like they need a defensive midfielder if they are to ever reach their potential. Varane on the other hand looks ready to settle in perfectly into the defence though, but will it be enough? Pogba said it best last week, records are nice but trophies are better!

The EPL week 3 is over, next up is the International break, but why miss out on any of the action when you can easily make your Cable TV payments, pay electricity bills, buy airtime and data? With VTpass, it’s as easy as click, pay and go to see all the goals as they go in.

3 Things You Didn’t Know About Prepaid Meters

Prepaid Meters are the in-thing for anyone leasing an apartment or renting space right now. It affords the opportunity to be able to monitor your electricity usage and avoid paying when there is no power. Prepaid Meters, like the name implies, are loaded with units before you begin to use them. Pretty much like the airtime recharge system.

Here are three things you probably didn’t know about Prepaid Meters

1. Free Units Are Not Free.

Nothing is free even in Freetown, and this is Nigeria. When you newly acquire a prepaid meter, you will be told as an incentive that your meter comes with free units for you to use at first. When the units are depleted, you can now begin to pay. This is not entirely true. Yes, the meter comes loaded with units, but, they are not free. You realise this when you want to purchase units and are told that there is a debt on your meter. Some of us learnt the hard way, it’s better you are prepared in advance. So, when you get your meter, use the units that come with in with the knowledge that you will pay for it, eventually. It isn’t free.

2. You Can Calculate and Monitor Your Units

One of the major advantages of the Prepaid Meter is that you can track your power consumption. You don’t have to wait till your bill arrives. If you want to check your prepaid balance or know the amount of total credit used, press 07 on your prepaid keypad and hit the blue button. Your available balance will be displayed on the screen in this format (150.15). This usually works for most prepaid meters.

3. Making Payment is Easy With The Right Platform

Remember when you would stand outside begging NEPA officials not to disconnect you while someone ran to the nearest NEPA office to help you pay your bill? Those are stories now. Just like with Prepaid Meters, disconnection is unnecessary, with VTpass, going out to pay bills is unnecessary. Simply log on to www.vtpass.com or download the mobile app to buy airtime or data, pay electricity or education bills, Pay DStv, GOtv or and Startimes subscription or buy insurance cover.

Experience seamless payments and get immediate value when you pay your electricity bills and more with VTpass.