Vodacom South Africa has announced that all new, existing and upgrading customers are now eligible to subscribe to Prime Video or Prime Video Mobile Edition, regardless of price plan, whether prepaid or post-paid. Vodacom is the first telecommunications company in Africa to offer Prime Video Mobile Edition.
With Prime Video Mobile Edition, customers benefit from Prime Video’s full catalogue of thousands of movies and TV series and Amazon Originals on a single mobile device The Prime Video app allows for streaming and downloading of content in standard definition.
At launch, Vodacom customers signing up for Prime Video Mobile Edition will enjoy a 30-day free trial and 10GB of Video Data valid for 30 days. Thereafter, they can enjoy this service for only R59 per month along with 3GB of Video Data allocated per month. Alternatively, Vodacom customers can sign up for the full Prime Video experience and get three months courtesy of Vodacom, and only pay R79 per month after the trial period.
Customers can sign up and binge-watch the latest Amazon Originals such as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Boys S3 and The Terminal List on Prime Video.
“Research has shown that OTT streaming in the sub-Saharan Africa region continues to grow rapidly, with around 30% more subscribers between 2020 and 2021. With that said, we strive to forge partnerships with the best streaming services to ensure customers enjoy a variety of subscription packages,” says Jorge Mendes, Chief Officer of Consumer Business at Vodacom South Africa.
“As we continue transitioning to a Pan-African technology company, with the ambition of offering much more than telco products, this partnership fits perfectly with our overall goal of enabling our consumers access to video streaming content,” added Mendes.
“Ensuring our entire customer base including prepaid gain access to such services, without worrying about data is in line with our purpose of ensuring we leave no one behind,” concluded Mendes.