“We are saying, before you ask for a plea, what is the charge sheet against MultiChoice?” said Burger. “We do not have the foggiest idea what this complaint is about. I cannot come to grips with the debate. I do not know what the debate is about.”
My dear Schalkie,
I know this is extremely difficult for an advocate to get his mind around unbundling, but stop thinking like a advocate for a moment and think simple. For years Telkom, Multichoice and other service providers have been adding things we dont want to things we want and then charging us for the things we dont want.
You see, its rather easy. If you go to Wimpy and you do not want bacon with your eggs, you order the eggs without bacon. Now, our friends in the consumer commission have just told you to remove the bacon and stop charging for the bacon that isn't wanted.
Its very difficult to understand, we know. Multichoice also have this nasty policy. Lets say I want Mnet. I go to multichoice and ask them to sell me mnet. Ohhh no sir. You goit to have your mnet with supersport, kyknet, etc etc etc and because of all this other stuff, your Mnet will cost you R590 per month.
All the consumer commission is asking for is that you sell me mnet, because I want mnet and not to force me to order the whole damn menu. Extremely difficult huh.
Wait for a moment and I will get my 3 year old to explain it to you. Oom, gee wat ons soek en stop om al die ander stront aan ons af te smeer.
Hope that helps.
Your friendly consumers