Showmax Pro partners with Telkom Kenya to launch new data bundle offer

Showmax Pro has partnered with Telkom to launch data deals for Telkom mobile subscribers. The 30GB and 45GB data bundles from Telkom include a one-month subscription to stream Showmax Pro on mobile devices.

Showmax Pro is the new service available in Kenya that bundles the existing Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport, including all Premier League, Serie A and La Liga games as well as a wide range of live sports events like athletics, professional boxing and the world’s biggest marathons.

The Showmax Pro Mobile and Telkom data bundles are available to new and returning Showmax subscribers on the Telkom network and include:

  • A 30GB data bundle + 1-month Showmax Pro Mobile subscription for Kshs 1,500 to stream Showmax Pro Mobile for up to 10 hours per day on a mobile device with a 1GB daily allocation.
  • A 45GB data bundle + 1-month Showmax Pro Mobile subscription for Kshs 2,000 to stream Showmax Pro for up to 15 hours per day, on a mobile device with a 1.5GB daily allocation.

These offers are exclusively available to Telkom customers by dialing *544# via one’s  mobile, or via the Telkom app.

“The partnership between Showmax Pro Mobile and Telkom is a natural fit for us, as it in line with our new strategy focus areas that we announced last month. This partnership will enable Telkom to give more value to our customers, addressing a growing demand in content solutions., ” says Steve OKEYO, the Managing Director of Telkom’s Consumer Division.

When subscribers stream on mobile devices and use Showmax’s bandwidth capping feature, Showmax uses as little as 100MB per hour of streaming.

The offer is valid from October 16, 2020 until January 16, 2021.

How do I get the offer?

The deal can only be purchased via Mpesa or TCash on the Telkom app or via USSD.

  • Dial *544# and select Showmax Bundle – Buy via Mpesa.
  • Choose your bundle.
  • Put in your Telkom number.
  • You’ll receive an STK prompt to put in your Mpesa PIN.
  • You’ll receive an SMS notification from Mpesa, followed by an SMS from Telkom with your bundle details, and one with the Showmax Pro Mobile voucher.

Who qualifies for this deal?

New and returning Showmax customers.

What does the deal entail?

Customers can purchase either 30GB or 45GB of data from Telkom Kenya at Kshs 1,500 and Kshs 2,000 respectively, and will also receive a one-month Showmax Pro subscription voucher.

Will I receive the 30GB of data as soon as I take up the offer?

No, you will receive either 1GB or 1.5GB of data per day depending on which offer you purchase.

What happens if I run out of my data allocation for the day?

You can either wait for the next data allocation the following day or you can choose to top up.

Can I purchase this offer on the Showmax website?

No. The deal can only be purchased via Mpesa or TCash on the Telkom app or via USSD.

Can I switch the Showmax voucher for another Showmax plan?

No, the voucher is for Showmax Pro Mobile only and cannot be switched to another Showmax plan. 

Can I use the data however I choose?

Yes, the data is not limited to streaming Showmax Pro Mobile only.

What period is the deal valid?

The deal is valid until 23:59 on 16 January 2021.

How long is the data valid for?

The data allocation will be valid for 30 days from the day of receipt. For example, if the first data allocation is received on December 20, 2020, it will be allocated daily until January 19, 2021. The deal is once-off and must be bought each 30-day period.

Is it only Telkom data?

Yes. The deal applies to Telkom Kenya data bundles only.

Will the customer need to complete their mobile number on their Showmax account?

Yes. The number on the customer’s Showmax account will be the number to which the confirmation SMS will be sent.


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