Last week marks the first official week since ReadyTV, Jamaica’s first subscription based television service provider opened its doors to the public. On Wednesday May 24th, the company began selling digital boxes, packages and ReadyCredit. Presently, over fifteen locations are supplying ReadyTV credit as well as the cable boxes. These locations include, but are not limited, to Supermed Family of Pharmacies, Rapid True Value, Portmore Mall Pharmacy, Joong Supermarket (Portmore) and 1968 Merchants. Popular household giant Unicomer is expected to come on stream shortly under the brands Courts and Lucky Dollar.
“In ensuring that all our customers are able to access the ReadyTV boxes and credit, we have partnered with merchants in key, easy to access locations. As we place great emphasis on convenience,our merchants can be reached in Downtown Kingston, Half Way Tree, Manor Park, Portmore and and Linstead. The instructions and set up are very simple we encourage customers to properly read through the manual. Pick it up, hook it up and top it up, it’s really that easy,” explained Marlon Carr, Distribution and Sales Manager at ReadyTV.
ReadyTV has come at a time where customers are in search of more convenient, better quality and cheaper cable options. The company hopes to tap into the 800,000 homes that are currently without cable. In this first stage, ReadyTV wil be available in Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine, Clarendon and St Mary, then will expand further into other parishes by year end.
“The response has been overwhelmingly positive and we are humbled by it. We aim to deliver on what we have promised. We’ll not only be focusing on products but also exceptional services. I assure you that we have worked and will continue to work tirelessly to provide the best for all our customers. Our reliable products and outstanding service will give our customers confidence to accept this new change,” added Carr.
ReadyTV prides itself on being the first Jamaican owned and operated cable facility, built completely by Jamaicans from the ground up.
Current list of merchants:
|Supermed Family of Pharmacies|
|Hughenden Pharmacy (Molynes Rd)||111A Molynes Rd. Kgn 20|
|Constant Spring (Supermed Pharmacy Mall Plaza)||Shop 19 & 20. Mall Plaza. Constant Spring Rd|
|New Kingston (The New Knutsford Pharmacy)||Shop 2, 28 Barbados Ave. Kgn 5|
|Linstead (Supermed Pharmacy)||Linstead|
|The New Papine Pharmacy||5 Chandos Place. Papine. Kgn 6.|
|Rapid True Value|
|Lane Plaza (Constant Spring)||26 Constant Spring Rd. Kgn 10|
|Portmore||Lot 2 Port Henderson Rd. Portmore.|
|Manor Park||Manor Park Plaza. Kgn 8|
|Sovereign||Shop 2 Sovereign Centre. Kgn 6|
|Crossroads||71 Slipe Rd. Kgn 5|
|Portmore Mall Pharmacy||Shop 2A. Portmore Shopping Centre|
|Joong Supermarket (Portmore)||Newlands Rd. Briidgeport Portmore|
|1968 Merchants||54 Half Way Tree Road, Kingston 5.|
|37 1/2 Giltress Street, Kingston 2.|
|39 East Queen Street , Kingston cso|