Multichoice Readjusts Subscription Prices: Man Refuses to Subscribe His DStv For N25,000 Per Month

Multichoice Readjusts Subscription Prices: Man Refuses to Subscribe His DStv For N25,000 Per Month

  • A Nigerian man said he was not going to subscribe to his DStv as he indicated that the subscription amount was too high
  • The man said he was contacted by DStv customer care through a text message, asking him to renew his subscription
  • But the man, Ghidheon, said he was not going to pay the DStv monthly subscription fee of N25,000 for the compact plus package

A Nigerian man said there was no way he was going to pay N25,000 for DStv subscription.

He said this in a post he made on X, indicating that DStv customer care contacted him.

Man refuses to pay new DStv subscription fee.
The man said the new DStv subscription fee was too much. Photo credit: Getty Images/Prostock-Studio and PIUS UTOMI EKPEI. Photo used for illustration only.
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The man, Ghidheon, noted that his subscription was increased to N25,000 and he was supposed to pay to be able to watch the ongoing Euro 2024 tournament.

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Ghidheon, however, said he will not be able to subscribe to his DStv at that price, which is for DStv Compact Plus.

Previously, the DStv compact plus package cost N19,800, but it went up to N25,000 after Multichoince increased its subscription for Gotv and DStv at the beginning of May.

He said:

"Not Dstv casually sending me a message to renew my subscription “with just 25,000” so I can watch Euros. Ain’t subbing, plus who told y’all I’m not watching the Euros?."

Multichoice goes back to old prices for GOtv, DStv?

Meanwhile, there are reports that DStv may have reverted to old prices after a court order.

Multichoice has also vowed to challenge the court order restraining it from increasing subscription charges in Nigeria.

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See the post below:

Reaction to DStv subscription

@ErnestRhykensei said:

"You don't mind them. They sent me almost the same message, but my own na compact for 15k+. I decided to stream live, and I will not burn up to 15k for a sub to stream the matches I want to see live. I can pick what I want to watch."

Multichoice explains reason behind increase in subscription

Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to the latest price adjustment in DStv and GOtv subscription packages announced by Multichoice.

The company has explained the reasons behind its decision to increase all subscription fees.

This latest increase by Multichoice is the second in four months and the third within just one year.


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