Showmax, the subscription video-on-demand by Naspers, will be providing its subscribers with free Vodacom data, 3 GB in total, for a period of three months. The condition will be applicable to those signing up for Showmax through Vodacom and to existing customers.

Chris Savides, Head of Showmax Africa, commented: “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”.

Existing Showmax customers who signed up through Vodacom will be allowed with 1GB bundles of dedicated Showmax data for each of the following three months. It is to be noted that the data bundles apply to both Showmax Premium and Showmax Select customers.

“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”, he further added.

Savides is optimistic about the new service: “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”.

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