Rob's Rambling

Multichoice should worry a little

Posted by rob May 2, 2010, under South Africa, Technological Prowess | No Comments

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Some people may not have even heard of them yet - I know quite a few who hadn't - but TopTV is the talk of the country today as they took a running kick at the Multichoice monopoly.

 

With their launch date set as May 1st and 50,000 decoder units shipped to various outlet stores around the country, TopTV were set to rollout at a reasonable pace over the next month or so.

 

The SA public clearly had something else on their minds with all 50 000 decoders sold out completely by 12:30 on Saturday, some stores running out of stock earlier in the morning.

 

I don't think TopTV expected this kind of response - it's been an incredible showing of how desperate South Africans are to get away from the Multichoice stable and although the sports fans who populate the ranks of DSTV Premium users will be sticking to their current supplier, I imagine Multichoice are dealing with quite a few cancellations this weekend.

 

If you're one of the lucky 50 000 who actually managed to get a decoder, please be patient as you try to activate your service. The call center is, of course, inundated with calls.

 

I can only hope that this forces Multichoice to look at their offering and actually bring something interesting to the table. If this isn't a clear message that subscribers aren't happy to be screwed anymore, I don't know what is.

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