MultiChoice to close down DStv Mobile in SA

MultiChoice is closing its DStv Mobile service in South Africa at the end of October.

The company is cancelling its DStv DVB-H mobile pay-TV service with the outmoded DStv Walka and DStv Drifta that will no longer be available at the end of the month.

MultiChoice declared when it started DStv Mobile, the technology was brand new, however, “Over the last few years technology has evolved as broadband access continues to grow. It’s not feasible to continue to maintain a separate land-based, dedicated network for this service alone, when an even better service can be offered to our customers on DStv Now through the internet and WiFi”.

To guarantee that DStv Mobile subscribers who have been paying 3.42 USD (R49) per month will not be charged again, MultiChoice has already started shutting down transmitters and offering them 3.49 USD (R50) Takealot coupons.

DStv Mobile subscribers are recommended to discard Drifta and Walka devices at MultiChoice branches in Randburg, Durban and Cape Town or at DStv agencies where recycling bins are available.