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Showmax and MTN Nigeria have launched a special data agreement for Showmax mobile subscribers that includes the monthly plan and 2.5 GB of data, enough to stream 25 hours of movies, sports, series, children’s shows, and more.

A Showmax Mobile subscription gives access to the full Showmax catalog on a mobile device with data functionality and is available for the N1250, including MTN data. Sports fans can get data from Showmax Pro Mobile and MTN for N2100.

Showmax Pro offers all Premier League, Serie A, and La Liga matches, plus a wide range of live SuperSport sports including professional boxing, international marathons, and IAAF athletics, plus Showmax’s full entertainment catalog.

“Keeping up with our ever-active and digitally savvy customers is an exciting challenge made easier with partners such as Showmax,” said Srinivas Rao, MTN Nigeria Chief Digital Officer. “This alliance couldn’t have come at a better time.”

Showmax also features express Nigerian series and movies from Africa Magic such as soap operas Riona and Enakhe and new seasons from Date My Family, Unmarried, and My Siblings and me.

Beware of The Ghost and the House of Truth, by Akin Omotoso, and 20 Pound Dream by Andy Amadi Okoroafor. I AM LAYCON, Showmax’s first Nigerian original series, starring BBNaija S5 winner, rapper, and songwriter Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe.

“Mobile streaming is an important consideration across Africa,” said Yolisa Phahle, CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video at MultiChoice Group, “which is why Showmax only offers mobile versions of Showmax subscriptions.

We are proud to have a comprehensive collection of the continent’s most loved original African content to share with MTN customers and introduce them to the world of streaming on Showmax. ”

Set it up with the best online entertainment wherever you are!

Showmax is a video-on-demand streaming service that provides subscribers with entertainment from exclusive local and international series and films, exclusive live sports events, children’s series, and other live events.

Subscribers to the MTN network can pay for their Showmax subscription with / use their airtime, launch the app and start streaming content.

MTN subscribers can also enjoy different data packages to stream only on Showmax or enjoy Showmax while meeting their other data requirements.

To start, dial * 131 * 8 * 4 # or * 447 * 2 * 2 # from an MTN line.

MTN Showmax Package Types

There are 2 types of Showmax Bundle subscriptions from MTN, one is called Showmax mobile and you can watch KID movies, series, and stations, while the second package is ShowMax Pro Mobile. With Showmax Pro Mobile you can watch live football matches, including movies, series, and children’s channels.

The main difference between the two is that you can watch live football matches like Serie A, La Liga, PL and Bundesliga matches on Showmax Pro Mobile, but that is not possible on Showmax Mobile.

MTN Showmax Bundle Price and How To Subscribe (Showmax Mobile)

Bandwidth Size                                            Price                                    Subscription Code

2.5GB                                                  N1500                          Dial *131*8*4# Valid for 30Days

5.5GB                                                  N1750                          Dial *131*8*4# Valid for 30Days

3GB (Showmax)+1.5GB Internet         N2,050                         Dial *131*8*4# Valid for 30Days

5GB (Showmax)+3GB Internet            N2,570                         Dial *131*8*4# Valid for 30Days

MTN Showmax Subscription Plans in South Africa

GENERAL

1. Showmax is a subscription Video on Demand service that gives you access to thousands of hours of local and international television shows, movies and series available on smartphones, PCs, tablets and Smart TVs.

2. MTN offers the service in partnership with Showmax who is the service provider for the service.

3. Showmax Terms of Use & Conditions apply concurrently with these terms and conditions and are available for review at https://faq.showmax.com/eng/legal/za/service-terms-za

4. The use of the Showmax service requires an Internet connection.

5. The Showmax service is available as a Value-Added Service to all MTN customers.

6. The Showmax subscription will be billed at the rate you accepted at the time of charging your subscription to your MTN bill and could be either

  1. Showmax Mobile plan R49.00 per month (VAT inclusive).
  2. Showmax plan R99.00 per month (VAT inclusive).
  3. Showmax Pro Mobile plan R225.00 per month (VAT inclusive)
  4. Showmax Pro plan R449.00 per month (VAT inclusive)
  5. Or any other amount accepted if bundled with data propositions from MTN

Billing

  1. Showmax subscriptions are billed in advance.
  2. Showmax will send customers an email notification 1 day before their monthly subscription anniversary date notifying them of the next subscription billing charge that will be applied to their MTN bill.
  3. If the subscription renewal billing is not processed for reasons such as expiration of the payment instrument or insufficient funds on the payment instrument, then Showmax will suspend the subscription until the customer has been successfully billed. Renewal of the access to Showmax service will be processed without delay when the customer has been successfully billed.
  4. Showmax will attempt to bill a customer for their recurring subscription as follows:
    1. At the time of subscription anniversary date
    2. 10 minutes after subscription expired
    3. 1 hour after subscription expired
    4. 25 hours after subscription expired
    5. 73 hours after subscription expired
  5. No grace period will be applied for billing cycles. Subscription suspend notifications due to unsuccessful billing will be sent after the third attempt which is 1 hour after the subscription was suspended.
  6. The date you accept the 1st billing and activate the service will be your billing date every month if you have selected a recurring subscription until cancelled by yourself or MTN.
  7. Once you have subscribed to the Showmax service, your MTN monthly invoice will display your monthly subscription with the appropropriate description.

Switching Subscription plans

  1. Please see the table below for a detailed explanation of how the billing and credits will be managed when you switch from one subscription plan to another.
Current PlanChange OptionsAction taken
#1 Showmax Mobile Plan R49#2 Showmax Pro Mobile Plan R225Instant switch, pay now, credit remains in lower plan
#3 Showmax Plan R99Instant switch, pay now, credit remains in lower plan
#2 Showmax Mobile Pro Plan R225#1 Showmax Mobile Plan R49Delayed switch, pay after current period runs out
#4 Showmax Pro Plan R449Instant switch, pay now, credit remains in lower plan
#3 Showmax Plan R99#1 Showmax Mobile Plan R49Delayed switch, pay after current period runs out
#4 Showmax Pro Plan R449Instant switch, pay now, credit remains in lower plan
#4 Showmax Pro Plan R449#3 Showmax Plan R99Delayed switch, pay after current period runs out
#2 Showmax Pro Mobile Plan R225Delayed switch, pay after current period runs out
#1 Showmax Mobile Plan R49#4 Showmax Pro Plan R449Instant switch, pay now, credit remains in lower plan
#2 Showmax Mobile Pro Plan R225#3 Showmax Plan R99Delayed switch, pay after current period runs out
#3 Showmax Plan R99#2 Showmax Pro Mobile Plan R225Instant switch, pay now, credit remains in lower plan
#4 Showmax Pro Plan R449#1 Showmax Mobile Plan R49Delayed switch, pay after current period runs out

Subscription Cancellations

  1. Your Showmax subscription cancellations can be done on the Showmax website via MyAccount. Steps to follow are:
    1. Sign in to www.showmax.com
      ;
    2. Go to “MyAccount”;
    3. Select “Manage subscription”
    4. Click on “Cancel subscription”.
  2. If a customer closes their MTN account, the next Showmax subscription billing will automatically fail and this subscription will be suspended.
  3. Access to Showmax will continue post cancellation until the existing subscription days run out.

Data bundles

  1. Streaming or downloading of Showmax content will deplete the data from the internet connectivity that is being used to access the service. Data will be charged at standard data rates as per your subscriber tariff plan with your respective service provider.
  2. Customers can use general data to watch Showmax with or purchase specific Showmax data bundles. Dial *136*2# to purchase your data bundles via USSD or connect to the MyMTN app.

Trial periods

  1. Free trials are applicable to new Showmax customers subscribing to a Showmax Mobile and Showmax Plans only when adding it to your MTN bill.
  2. No Free trials are applicable to the Showmax Mobile Pro and Showmax Pro plans.
  3. Please see the table below for a detailed explanation of the different changes between plan types and how the free trial will be managed.
Current PlanFree TrailChange OptionsAction taken
#1 Showmax Mobile Plan R49Free Trail#2 Showmax Pro Mobile Plan R225Instant switch, pay now, free trial is forfeited
Free Trail#3 Showmax Plan R99Instant switch, pay now, free trial is forfeited
#3 Showmax Plan R99Free Trail#1 Showmax Mobile Plan R49Delayed switch, pay after free trial runs out
Free Trail#4 Showmax Pro Plan R449Instant switch, pay now, free trial is forfeited

Technical Parameters for Showmax Mobile

  1. The Showmax Mobile and Showmax Mobile Pro plans are subject to the following product features, that are unlike that of the Showmax and Showmax Pro plans:
  1. Only 1 device can be registered;
  2. Only 1 concurrent stream can be viewed;
  3. Playback is on mobile devices only;
  4. Standard Definition (SD) quality streams only;
  5. Casting and Airplay is disabled, but downloads of Showmax Content are enabled.

SHOWMAX MOBILE MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION PLUS 1GB OF SHOWMAX DATA PROMOTION

These Add Showmax Mobile Monthly Subscription Plus 1GB of Showmax Data Promotion to Your MTN package (hereinafter referred to as a Showmax Mobile Promo Subscription terms and conditions apply to the use of the Showmax package as specified in these terms.

These Showmax Mobile Promo Subscription terms are supplementary to both MTN’s General Terms and conditions as well as Showmax terms and conditions – South Africa.

Showmax’s terms and conditions – South Africa apply to the use of the Showmax Service together with these Showmax Mobile Promo Subscription terms that govern the use of the Showmax Mobile Promo Subscription and will apply for the duration of Promo Period.

MTN Showmax Package Features

All MTN customers are qualified to use this service

You can purchase additional streaming video packages if you run out of data by dialing * 131 # or * 447 # to purchase the data packages.

Subscription to Showmax can ONLY be done through USSD

You cannot exchange the Showmax voucher for another Showmax subscription

The data package is ONLY limited to Showmax Mobile and Showmax Pro Mobile streaming

You can subscribe to the showmax offer by purchasing the N1250 or N2100 data package from the MTN USSD network and you will receive a Showmax Mobile or Showmax Pro Mobile for one month.

The offer is valid until March 31, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

The data allowance is valid for 30 days from the day of receipt and is unique and must be purchased every 30 days.

To get a Showmax offer, an MTN SIM card (prepaid or postpaid) is required on a mobile device and airtime to complete the transaction

The subscription to Showmax Mobile or Showmax Pro Mobile is ONLY limited to mobile devices

Frequently asked questions MTN Showmax package

How do I get the offer?

Offer can only be purchased through USSD.

Dial * 131 # or * 447 #

Select the Showmax package you like

Pay for the package with airtime

The customer confirms payment for the data package

The customer receives the confirmation of the data package and the subscription link of the included Showmax coupon by SMS

Who is eligible for this deal?

New and returning Showmax and MTN customers.

What does the deal include?

Customers can purchase the N1250 or N2100 data package on the MTN USSD network and receive a one-month subscription coupon for Showmax Mobile or Showmax Pro Mobile respectively.

Will I receive the 2.5 GB of data as soon as I accept the offer?       

Yes, you will receive 2.5 GB of data upon completion of your data purchase transaction.

What happens when my data allowance is used up?

You can purchase additional video streaming packages if they are sold out. Dial * 131 # / * 447 # to purchase your data packages.

Can I purchase this offer on the Showmax website?

No. the Offer can only be purchased through USSD.

Can I exchange the Showmax voucher for another Showmax subscription?

No, the Showmax coupons available for this are for Showmax Mobile or Showmax Pro Mobile-only and cannot be switched to another Showmax subscription.

Can I use the data as I want?

No, the data package is limited to streaming Showmax Mobile and Showmax Pro Mobile.

For what period is the deal valid?   

The offer is valid until March 31, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

How long is the data valid?

The data map is valid for 30 days from the day it is received. The deal is unique and must be bought every 30 days.

Is it just MTN data?

Yes. The agreement only applies to data packets from MTN Nigeria.

What do I need to get this offer from Showmax?

An MTN (Prepaid or Postpaid) SIM card on a mobile phone and pre-loaded airtime to complete the transaction.

Can I pay Showmax even if I am not an MTN customer?    

Yes, you can choose from the many payment options available.

Do I qualify for a 14-day free trial of MTN Showmax with this offer?

No, because it is a prepaid purchase of your Showmax subscription. See the Showmax terms and conditions here for more information.

What is the difference between Showmax Mobile and Showmax besides the price?

With Showmax Mobile you get the same great series, movies, Showmax Originals, kids shows, and more as with Showmax, but you can watch it on 1 mobile device and 1 stream at a time with SD quality to help you save on data costs.

Change the quality setting on your mobile device to the lowest for up to 10 hours of viewing with only 1 GB of data. Showmax Mobile cannot be viewed on a computer, smart TV, game console, or with Airplay or Chromecast.

What is the difference between Showmax and Showmax Pro besides price?

With Showmax Pro you get the same great series, movies, Showmax Originals, kids shows, and more, PLUS stream lives world-class football, boxing, athletics, and more live from SuperSport and stay tuned with 24/7 news channels.

Can I watch Showmax only on mobile devices?

No, unless you have a subscription to Showmax Mobile or Showmax Pro Mobile, which is limited to mobile devices. Outside of mobile devices, Showmax and Showmax Pro work on personal computers, through web browsers, Apple TV, Android media boxes with Android TV, Smart TV, game consoles, DStv Explora, Chromecast, and AirPlay.

How do I cancel my Showmax subscription?

It is very easy and quick to cancel at any time. Simply log into your Showmax account and select the My Account section, then select Manage Subscription and cancel your subscription.