The Daily Travel Pass is great for visiting tourist locations and other places of interest.
It is valid on the trams, trolley buses and local buses in and around Szeged city centre.
The Correct Change Bureau De Change, located at Tisza Lajos Körút 57 (Szeged city centre), has excellent exchange rates. They have branches in Budapest too.
It's worth taking a tram/bus into the city centre because you will still receive more money than outside the city centre.
The information on this web page assumes you have already set up an Démász Contract via your solicitor or by visiting the Démász office in person, hopefully with a Hungarian by your side as interpreter/translator, whereby you then went to the Démász office to set up an Online Démász Account. If so, you would of been given a set of account numbers and registration/id numbers that you need to enter on the Démász website.
I have not shown the online process for entering your Démász account/registration numbers in order to set up an online Démász account simply because those straight forward instructions are provided by Démász when you visit their office. On this web page I will be showing you how to pay off an Démász electricity bill, which is great when you are outside of Hungary when the Démász bill needs paying.
You can also pay your Démász electricity bill inside the Démász office
Although you can pay your Démász electricity bill inside the Démász office using a credit/debit card, and at the post office, if you are not in Hungary when the bill arrives your best option may be to pay it online.
If you use a solicitor in the process of buying a property whereby they have offered to set up your utility bills, in your name of course, they will visit the Démász office to set up your Démász Accoount whereby nothing appears to have happened. However, once the Démász account is fully activate (i.e. the electricity is on in your property) and you start using the electricity, you will get a bill approximately one month later; which may include connection charges.
Once this process has happened you need to visit the Démász office with your Démász electricity bill, and a Hungarian by your side for interpretation/translation work, in order to set up an Démász Online Account. Démász will give you verbal instructions and documentation with your online account details on it whereby you later need to go online and create an Démász Online Account; which is very straight forward. Use your Hungarian friend and/or Google Translate if you get stuck with wording.
To pay your first bill, and further bills, login to your Démász Online Account by visiting https://www.demasz.hu/pages/index.jsp?lang=en and then click on the VIEW BILLS link (not shown here). Doing so will display a page similar to the following page - In your case you will see one bill only. I have hidden my account details (in orange), for obvious reasons, but on the left side you will see your account/registration numbers. To the right of that information you can download the invoiced/paid PDF files and further right you will see a red circle denoting an unpaid bill.
NOTE: Démász in southern Hungary (i.e. in Szeged) have since changed their website to the one linked above (from Démászdemasz.hu to just demasz.hu). They have also removed the English option (drop-down menu), which means now when you login you will see Hungarian pages only. To get around this, once logged-in, simply paste the above URL back into your web browser. From there, follow the instructions below to pay your bill.
So once logged-in on the new Démász website whereby you have then clicked on the VIEW BILLS link - Put a tick next to the unpaid bill or bills you want to pay and then click on the BANKKÁRTYÁS FIZETÉS (BANK CARD PAYMENT) button. The other buttons are Átutalás (MONEY TRANSFER) and CSOPORTOS BESZEDÉS (DIRECT DEBIT).
A green square - bill has been paid. A red circle - it needs paying.
After clicking on the BANKKÁRTYÁS FIZETÉS (BANK CARD PAYMENT) button, click on the following page's FIZETÉS (PAYMENT) button to continue.
Click on the FIZETÉS (PAYMENT) button to continue
After that you need to enter your credit/debit card details (i.e. your card's 16 digit card number and security code) and then click on the TOVÁBB (NEXT) button. If you make a mistake, or need to go back a step, click on the MÉGSEM (BACK) button.
Enter your credit/debit card details and then click on the TOVÁBB (NEXT) button
At this point you need to clarify the credit/ debit card details you just entered are correct. If they are incorrect, click on the VISSZA (RETURN) button; otherwise click on the FIZETÉS (PAYMENT) button to continue. After that DO NOT TOUCH THE KEYBOARD AND MOUSE as the bank payment (credit/debit card transaction) process will have begun.
Click on the FIZETÉS (PAYMENT) button to continue.
DON'T TOUCH THE KEYBOARD AND MOUSE - Payment in process
When the bank payment process has finished you will see the following confirmation page, which allows you to return to the homepage.
The bank payment process was successful - Payment Accrpted
Navigating to the VIEW BILLS section of the Démász website, once you have seen the above confirmation page, will allow you to view the status of your recently paid bill(s). In this case you should see a yellow triangle next to each recently paid bill to denote it has been paid, but is still being processed.
The yellow triangle means payment accepted and bill being processed
You should find the Démász website very easy-to-navigate, with benefitial options to explore, once you have it in the English language!