DStv subscribers in South Africa can now add a Namola App plan to their monthly DStv bill at reduced rates, MultiChoice announced in a statement on Wednesday (2 November).
Namola is a South African safety response app that connects people in distress or emergency situations with its large network of suppliers.
It then dispatches these responders to the distress signal, anywhere, anytime in the country. The signals can be tracked from a Wi-Fi or data-enabled smartphone.
“The acquisition of Namola is proof that MultiChoice is evolving its strategies and expanding its platform ambition through the diversification of services available to subscribers, beyond video entertainment,” MultiChoice said.
What you can do with Namola App
- Request help.
- Get assisted fast when they need it, with a dispatch time of 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
- Share their location with trusted loved ones.
- Join conversations within their local communities so they can share and see what’s happening in their area.
- Geo-location also allows users to connect to communities they are in when they are on the go.
DStv subscribers eligible for Namola App plans
DStv customers (Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access & EasyView) can add a Namola subscription to their active DStv bill for convenience and ease of payment.
DStv customers can select from the following three plans at reduced rates:
- Individual Plan (cover for 1 person): R29pm (normally R59pm).
- Couples Plan (cover for 2 people): R49pm (normally R99pm).
- Family Plan (cover for up to 5 people): R99pm (normally R129pm).
The only difference between the three plans is the number of people supported. Any South African-based DStv customer with an active DStv subscription can add Namola to their monthly bill. Both decoder and streaming-only subscriptions qualify.
However, customers who pay their DStv bill annually are not currently able to add Namola to their DStv bill. All Namola Plus Plans come with a 30-day free trial, MultiChoice said.
DStv and Namola subscription dates will be aligned to fall on the same day, meaning that the users’ payment date for both services will be the same.
Deal for rewards members
According to MultiChoice, DStv Rewards members who sign up for a Namola Plus Family Plan before 26 Jan 2023 will get three months free (30-day free trial + 2 months extra).
“It must be noted that any disconnection of DStv or Namola or a change to a user’s existing Namola plan during these three months will result in loss of the reward,” the company added.
“Customers that would like to claim the three-months-free benefit must make sure they are a Rewards member before signing up for Namola.”