MultiChoice recently announced its annual DStv price adjustments.
Subscribers have two options when it comes to avoiding the price increase.
The first is to make an annual payment, and receive a month’s free DStv.
The second is to sign up for a Price Lock offer that will fix your fees at their current level for the next 24 months.
Price Lock is only available for DStv Premium or Compact, and requires a debit order to be authorised.
The bundles include an Explora 2 decoder, your monthly subscription, and the PVR and XtraView fees.
Price Lock comparison
To see how much you will save, however, we conducted a price comparison.
The comparison assumes that you want a DStv Explora 2 decoder, and PVR or XtraView services.
It also includes installation for the Premium package with Wi-Fi Connector, and Compact deals.
It further assumes that you would be able to buy an Explora 2 outright for R999, or for R1,699 including installation.
MultiChoice’s repayment plans for the DStv Explora 2 work out to be much more expensive than the retail pricing.
Crucially, the comparison also assumes you take up a Price Lock offer before the start of April.
|DStv Price Lock – 2017||Price||Subscription||Access Fee||Explora 2 + Installation*||Wi-Fi Connector||Saving|
|DStv Price Lock – 2018||Price||Subscription||Access Fee||Explora 2 + Installation*||Wi-Fi Connector||Saving|
|*24-month Premium Price Lock package for R919 excludes decoder installation.|