KRISTAL Astro new packages
Effective 1st March, Kristal Astro subscribers will enjoy new packages at very affordable prices. The new packages will start from $24.95 a month (Ruby Package) which offers more than 38 channels with new channels including NatGeo Wild, Arena, ESPNews and Star World HD.
With the new packages, all sports channels will be offered as premium where subscribers have to pay for additional fee of BND 10 per month. According to Idris Vasi, CEO of DST Group, it is imperative for KRISTAL Astro to offer sports as premium in view of continued cost pressures, including escalating global and Astro content costs and sports broadcast rights. DST Group is actually absorbing extra cost for the benefit of the existing subscribers and continue to do so with the new packages.
Two additional channels will be launched in March 2012 will be Star World HD and Discovery HD World.
Matnarudin Ibrahim, General Manager of KRISTAL Astro, Idris Vasi, CEO of DST Group and Ramlah Haji Rabaha, Senior Manager, Business Division, KRISTAL Astro during the press conference
Matnarudin Ibrahim explaining the new packages to the media
KRISTAL Astro will be providing FREE viewing for all existing chanlles commencing 23rd February to 29th February 2012 prior to migrating to the new packes which will take effect on 1st March 2012. The kind gesture is also in conjunction with the 28th National Day of Brunei Darussalam.
Effective 1st March 2012, Movie package customers will be migrated to Ruby Package, World Package to Sapphire Package + Sapphire Sports, Movie World package to Jade Package + Jade Sports Package. But this is another important point for existing subscribers that you can unsubscribe to the Sports Package if you don't wish to subscribe it because effective March, the Sports package will be automatically added. So I assume that not all subscribers will want a Sports package.
These are the old packages or the current ones that we are entitled to right now. All of these packages will be revamped effective 1st March 2012
Now the new packages start from $24.95 which is very affordable for Bruneians
Another great offer from KRISTAL Astro is that subscribers will enjoy a 50% discount on their subsequent subscriptions so in fact you will be saving costs for multiple sets. The only condition is that the subscribers must have the same address. So this could be a share address among a big family and this will be useful for me since my siblings also have their Astro in their rooms.
So just refer to the illustration below on the discounts for multiple users. By the way, the 50% discount only applies if you signed up for the same packages. For eg. all set must be Ruby to enjoy the subsequent 50%. So you can't have Ruby and Jade packages at the same household to enjoy the 50% discount.
Now this is ideal if you have multiple users in the same address. Good move by KRISTAL Astro and only in Brunei
KRISTAL Astro's effort is also to entice "illegal" subscribers to join ship with KRISTAL Astro as they are reasonably cheaper and the illegal ones won't have the special packages offered by KRISTAL Astro. Currently, there are 30,000 subscribers of KRISTAL Astro in Brunei Darussalam and it was mentioned that there are a handful of illegal subscribers of Astro in the country.
But not to worry to all the "illegal" subscribers as KRISTAL Astro is opening arms to you guys to subscribe with them.
And to the current existing KRISTAL Astro subscribers, if you have an old decoder (not Astro Beyond), you can trade in your old set for an upgrade and not pay the full price. This is another good initiative move by KRISTAL Astro and you can drop by their roadshow at The Airport Mall this Sunday from 10am to 10pm to find out more.
If you have this Astro card, then this is a legitimate Astro set you are using
Wanna catch Maya Karin of Ombak Rindu this Sunday at The Airport Mall. More on this soon!!