It happens every time I purchase electricity. The trick is that the first voucher never arrives so do a second payment and you will receive that one and STD bank reverses to first one in a few days. It is a long standing (years) problem and known issue that they cannot seem to fix.
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After returning from abroad, I find my old app will not work and on upgrading at the AppStore I have a whole new App that does not have my prepaid electricity history or meter and when I reload the meter number it says the municipality and meter number cannot be accessed. What kind of upgrade is this that functionality I had relied upon for years no longer works? Was user acceptance testing even contemplated? Poor show as I am out of the country again and my household does not have electricity. Your institution is a risk to me... @Moshele wrote: Why do I receive the SMS with my reference number very late, or not at all, after I’ve paid? It could be due to slow network response. If you transact on the app or on online banking you can find a record of your most recent purchase with the reference number. Can I get a refund if I buy the wrong amount of electricity or enter the wrong meter number? We can’t reverse any payments you make to the municipality or electricity supplier, so it’s best to double-check your details before you pay. Can I get a refund if I repeat an incorrect purchase? We can’t reverse any payments you make to the municipality or electricity supplier, so it’s best to double-check your details before you pay. Why doesn’t my token load? There may be something wrong with your meter. Your municipality will be able to help you. Why does the bank include charges and debt when I buy prepaid electricity? The debt and arrears reflecting on your SMS, emailer or purchase history are determined by your municipality or electricity supplier. What is the ‘debt’? If you’re in arrears on any of your municipal accounts, your municipality may allocate part or all of the prepaid purchase towards those arrears. Check your municipality’s prepaid requirements. What are the charges? Your municipality or electricity supplier may allocate your purchase towards charges, fees or levies. Refer to your municipal tariff handbook for help. What are the bank charges when I purchase electricity? R2.02 will be charged when purchasing electricity. I’m having trouble making a prepaid electricity purchase Please call our customer care line so we can see how we can assist. What happens when the meter number is blocked by the municipality? You will be notified and must refer their query to the municipality as we are unable to provide details on why the meter has been blocked. Is the meter validation going to happen every time the purchase is made? It should be once on the particular device.
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