What happens if I don’t pay my DSTV account? A lot of South Africans have been asking this question. Most people faithfully pay their DSTV subscriptions, but there may be times when you fail to do so. Perhaps you are having financial challenges. Or perhaps you are busy. We have previously written on how to change your DSTV payment date. Maybe your pay date changed at work and you are no longer able to make your DSTV payments on time. So, what happens in these cases?
What happens if I am late in paying my DSTV?
If you don’t pay you DSTV account on time, you will get an initial grace period, after which service will be disconnected. You will no longer be able to watch DSTV shows and movies. Service will only be restored after you have paid your subscription in full, along with a reconnection fee.
How long before DSTV disconnects me for non payment?
That’s what happens if you don’t pay your DSTV account on time. You will be disconnected from the service. But how long does it take before a person gets disconnected for non payment? That’s a question that a lot of people have been asking.
We have checked many comments online and it appears as if there is no concrete number of days after which you will be disconnected from DSTV. Some people report having grace periods of 3 days. In some people, service was disconnected right on the date on which they were due to make a payment.
In some cases, there are people who have complained that they continued to receive a DSTV signal more than a week after the date at which they were due to make their payment. One person was complaining that they thus accrued a debt with DSTV, at a time when they had decided they no longer needed the service.
Remember DSTV is a prepaid service. They charge on a pro-rata basis, meaning you are charged a certain amount per day, depending on your selected package. As an example, DSTV compact is currently going for R409 per month. If you divide that per month, you get about R14 per day.
So, if you don’t pay, DSTV will still charge you for the days within the grace period. If you have a grace period of 7 days, you will owe DSTV R98. The best thing to do would be to get in touch with DSTV if you wish to stop their service. That way, you will avoid the trap that we have just described.
How much is the reconnection fee?
So far we have been answering the question, “what happens if I don’t’ pay my DSTV account.” We noted that if you don’t pay, service will be disconnected, usually after a few days. If you wish to reconnect after that, you will have to pay a reconnection feel. But how much is the DSTV reconnection fee? Find out in the attached article.
What happens if I don’t pay my DSTV account? That’s the question that we have been answering here. A lot of people miss out on their monthly payments for one reason or the other. Perhaps your pay dates at work have been changed. In that case, it will be advisable for you to shift your DSTV billing date.
Or maybe you have been away and you didn’t have the time to make your payment. What happens then? Your service will be disconnected and you will no longer be receiving DSTV channels. After this, if you wish to get your service back up, you will be required to pay a fee, along with your usual monthly payment amount.