Showmax, in conjunction with Vodacom, announces a major addition to the Showmax service. As of today, 27 March, Showmax will supply three months of data, adding up to 3GB in total, at no extra charge to new customers who sign up for Showmax through Vodacom (via add to bill or using prepaid airtime). In addition, existing customers who have already signed up through Vodacom will also receive this data. In total, this dedicated Showmax data is enough to watch up to 35 episodes of hit shows like Younger and The Big Bang Theory.
Speaking about the decision to include data with Showmax, Chris Savides, Head of Showmax Africa said that “Internet TV is taking off – it makes so much sense if you’ve got a smartphone or tablet to stream and download TV shows and movies whenever and wherever you want. What we’re finding, though, is that data can be an issue for some customers and that’s why we decided to try including it in the purchase price. For a single monthly fee you know exactly what you’re getting with no worry. Importantly, we’ve applied this retrospectively to existing customers who signed up through Vodacom, so nobody misses out.”
Once signed up, customers will receive 1GB of data dedicated to Showmax usage, valid for 30 days. As long as the customer remains subscribed to Showmax, another 1GB bundle will be allocated at the end of the first and second months, taking the total data allocation to 3GB over three months.
“With the option to download shows to tablets and smartphones via Wi-Fi plus this free Vodacom data when you’re on the move, this is a great way to test out Showmax and see why so many people are signing up for internet TV,” said Savides.
Existing Showmax customers who have signed up through Vodacom will also be allocated 1GB bundles of dedicated Showmax data for each of the following three months.
The data bundles apply to both Showmax Premium and Showmax Select customers.
Using the most data-efficient download setting, 3GB of data is enough to download up to 35 episodes of 20-minute hit shows. If the same 20-minute shows are streamed using the most data-efficient setting, this data would be enough to watch approximately 30 episodes.
“We want to take data out of the equation for customers and this promotion is just one approach that we’re trying. We’ve got more in the pipeline. Our ultimate goal is to make internet TV accessible to as many people as possible,” concludes Savides.