Does GOTV Uses smart Card?

Does Gotv Uses Smart Card Iuc Number

Are you wondering if GOTV uses smart card?

Did you just bought your GOTV decoder and don’t know where to find your smart card number for GOTV this guide is for you. Or maybe you just exhausted your free plan on the GOTV and needed to subscribe again but don’t know where to find your GOTV decoder Smart card then this article is for you.

Now that you have exhausted your free data plan and needed to renew your subscription, you will need your Smart card number for DSTV and Startime users to be able to renew your subscription, this because both of these services use a smart card. But for GOTV the case is different.

You don’t need a smart card to renew your subscription for GOTV, in fact as far as I Know GOTV don’t use smart Cards, it only uses IUC Numbers.

GOTV is a cable service also from Multichoice Group, the mother company of DSTV cable service. GOTV was made available in African homes for low-income earners, the Cable service has since grown to be the most popular in Africa, you will 1 GOTV in every 3 house in Africa.

What is GOTV IUC number?

Just like every other Pay TV services, GOTV as well uses a decoder and antenna in order to be able to send broadcast signals in the form of digital channels to users simultaneously. GOtv Decoders don’t use smart cards but have IUC number.

IUC Number is a unique identifier that is peculiar to each decoder, it is made up of 10-digit numbers usually located on a red taping at the downside of the decoder.

GOTV services use the IUC Number to identify each and every user and their decoder,  so it is unlikely that GOTV decoders will share same IUC number with any other decoder on GOTV.

Your GOTV IUC number is your Serial or customer number as a GOTV subscriber if you have any issue whatsoever related to your GOTV service the company’s service representatives will use your GOTV IUC number to help resolve your issues.

As a new user who just subscribe to the GOTV service, you will also need your IUC number to be to activate your GOTV for their first time, the IUC number will help them identify that a new user is on board the service.

You will also need your GOTV IUC number to be able to subscribe for from time to time for your GOTV service.


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