Astro announced that they will have to revise and increse their rental prices due to escalating cost. As usual, Malaysians are standing up saying it isn’t a wise move considering ASTRO’s poor service.
In previous years, there was no cable TV. No one complained. ASTRO was an option for those with extra to spend. Nowadays, it seems that everyone wants to have ASTRO at home, and the recent announcement seems to be turning a lot of people’s face sour.
I wouldn’t complain about the ASTRO hike because with rising operating cost world wide, there is a need to increase their service prices. As for the poor service everyone seems to mention, I’ve read their explanation on the ‘rain distruption issue’, and their steps to counter it, which I think is good enough. As a Science teacher, I also know that their points are valid when they said that the ‘rain distruption issue’ is beyond their control and that they have taken more steps to decrease it – rain and thick clouds interferes with almost every signal transmitted through satelite connectivity.
My main problem with ASTRO is however the advertisements in their programmes despite my payment for their services. I think paid services such as ASTRO should not have any advertisement because I paid for it.