MultiChoice recently announced its annual price adjustment for DStv, which will kick in on 1 April 2016.
Subscription fees on almost all DStv’s packages will increase by 8% or more, with only DStv Access and EasyView spared from the hike.
Decoder insurance prices also did not change.
Following the pricing announcement, many readers said they were going to, or already had, cancelled their subscriptions.
However, for those who still want DStv, it may be possible to avoid the price increase for a year or two.
There are two ways to do this:
- Pay 12 months in advance. Paying in advance has the additional benefit of giving you the 12th month free.
- Sign up for a 24-month “Price Lock” contract. These include a DStv Explora, the monthly Access Fee, delivery, and sometimes installation.
DStv Price Lock
DStv’s new 24-month Price Lock contracts are available for DStv Premium and Compact, and can offer good value to subscribers who don’t have an Explora decoder and expect to remain a DStv subscriber for the next two years.
An analysis of the prices show that they are slightly more expensive than DStv’s current prices.
However, when the new prices kick in on 1 April 2016, the contract prices will be better than paying for each of their components separately.
|DStv packages||2016 price p/m|
Price Lock Deals
|DStv Compact, Explorer decoder, Installation, Access Fee, Delivery||R529|
|DStv Premium, Explorer decoder, Access Fee, Delivery||R849|
|DStv Premium, Explorer decoder, Installation, Access Fee, Delivery||R899|