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Complaints flood in over DStv's new price hike

The TV service’s Facebook page has been inundated with complaints from social media users.

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JOHANNESBURG – DStv’s scheduled price hike has not fared well with subscribers who are threatening to jump ship.

MultiChoice yesterday announced the prices of its most popular bouquets are to rise by between eight and ten percent on 1 April 2016.

Social media users believe the new tariff plan is a ‘complete rip-off’ and have complained about the lack of fresh content provided by the satellite TV service.

DStv has argued that the company has kept prices low for as long as possible, but insists the weaker rand has forced their hand.

Social media users are hearing none of it. 

I'm sorry but your planned price hike will be losing you a customer. Do you honestly think I am going to pay what you asking to watch sport only? I will find a better and cheaper option.

Posted by Ryan Granite Robertson on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Dear DSTV.... Since you are increasing premiums... are you gonna stop repeating all your programs? If not... expect a...

Posted by Khutšo Ceejay Seema on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Dstv you must undastand dat you are doing nobody's favour,you need us as much as we need you.You must respect your...

Posted by Jaft-DakeNtfourdecks Chaba on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What a rip off. You pay a fortune to watch repeats. What a load of Kak. To make matters worse DSTV has a lot of...

Posted by Richard Rauff on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

One subscriber suggests DStv cut off a few expenses on its side.

Where does all the revenue go generated from commercials? They should subsidize the subscriptions with the funds...

Posted by Michael Fortune on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Others believe the complaints will soon subside because there is no other alternative.

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