Dish TV is the first Direct-to-home (DTH) service provider in India. Today the company has merged with Videocon d2h and the amalgamated company has the largest active subscribers in the country.
Dish TV, with the objective of facilitating non-stop entertainment to its subscribers, has not only launched number of innovative and pioneering products in the market, it has also started accepting DTH TV recharge online and launched the brand App for facilitating easy payment by its users. With the Dish TV App, consumers can now instantly recharge; are able to view different available packs and choose from them; are able to view the channel guide on their mobile handset and get to enjoy some great offers that are applicable only for subscribers using the App for recharge and payments.
Online Dish TV recharge can also be completed using a verified and reputed third party retailer site or App like that of Paytm, MobiKwik or PhonePe. The process is fast where the user simply needs to enter the DTH operator name, user registered mobile number or the subscriber ID and finally the amount. The next step is to make the payment using a preferred method and the recharge is done within seconds. If not sure about the plan or if the subscriber wants to add or delete any channel, he can do so before making the final payment.
App versus site for online recharge
This is a topic of ongoing debate in the digital world. While some feel that the App is necessary for an out-of-the-world experience for users, many questions the usefulness of an App since websites can offer almost similar experiences. Some facts: –
- Throughout the world, smart phones and tablets are being used as a primary source of online purchases, bill payments and recharges today.
- Most leading and reputed online retailers and merchants accepting online payments like Dish TV recharge have their own Apps that users can access without accessing the website and even in the absence of internet.
The truth behind this entire debate is that there is still no clear-cut proof that indicates that one is better than the other. Experts feel that the answer lies in the online habit of the user – how much time does he spend online getting recharges, bill payments and shopping done – does he use a single or at the most two online retailer to complete the online tasks or does he believe in using each individual service provider’s store to conduct recharges and payments? The second factor that decides whether an App or a website of a service provider is being used more is the quality of the App versus the site. Apps that allow smooth navigation and that are bug-free will attract more usersvis-à-vis its counterpart. And the vice-versa holds true too.
Thirdly the security aspects will determine whether the retailer’s App or site is being used more frequently. Not all Apps are safe and not all sites are bug prone. Users need to use their discretion here and research a bit before deciding to use the best one.