‘DStv must fall’ tops the trends list due to high prices and tedious repeats
DStv is not in the good books on Thursday, as many Twitter users have outed the company for taking advantage of its customers.
The Twitter hashtag “DStv Must Fall” topped the trends list on Thursday 23 April, for charging its customers exorbitant prices in the midst of countless repeats.
This comes after DStv increased their prices at the beginning of April.
Here’s how DStv increased its prices for 2020
According to the latest DStv price hike, Premium and Compact Plus customers will now have to pay an extra R120 more for the year ahead. Access clients now have to pay R60 more. The Family package sees the biggest individual rise, in terms of both its monthly amount and percentage increase (it’ll cost R140 more over the next 12 months).
Here’s the prices for the rest of 2020:
The problem is that in the midst of a pandemic, a lockdown, hunger, looting and other devastating effects, DStv still felt the need to hike up their prices — this is mainly why Twitter users are up in arms.
The main grievances of DStv customers are:
- Price hikes;
- Exorbitant package pricing;
- No new content, continuous repeats;
- Not allowing customers to choose specific channels instead of packages; and
- Not contributing to fight the pandemic.
Many Twitter users have threatened to cancel their DStv subscriptions and instead pay much less for Netflix.
“You get yourself a nice internet/ WiFi package + Netflix. You end up saving and have access to a vast variety of shows and doccies. And you still save. DSTV is long overrated,” a Twitter user said.
“DStv is useless without sport especially Soccer but these people they lack compassion, that company makes billions, some people really can’t afford to pay not because they don’t want to but because of this coronavirus situation, the repeated shows is an insult also.”Twitter user
Monotonous repeats during lockdown
We’re in lockdown, which means we can’t go out and the television has become a big part of our daily lives.
If we weren’t couch potatoes before, we most certainly are now. However, Twitter users claim DStv has no new content, no new shows to air and is simply churning out repeats left to right.
Despite the uproar, DStv has not said anything on Twitter or Facebook. The company has continued to post suggestions of what TV shows to watch, infuriating customers even more.
Most of us know that Mzansi sometimes uses humour to deal with impropriety, hence the DStv memes that took Twitter by storm on Thursday. Here are some of the best ones.