Free simfy Africa subscription from MTN

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MTN is giving a free 12-month subscription to simfy Africa to all subscribers who purchase a Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact.

This will give them quick and easy access to streamed music.

With simfy Africa, users can get access to a number of benefits including offline usage, the ability to synch their account automatically so that playlists and favourites are instantly available, access the radio, receive the latest
recommendations and get a tailored ‘My Music’ section.

Larry Annetts, chief marketing officer of MTN South Africa, says the offer makes sense in the current technology landscape where consumers want to access music on the move.

“This is an incredible value proposition and unlike anything else on the market. Music streaming is the current trend in music services globally. Across the world, and now in South Africa, music lovers are enjoying the quick and easy
access to music that only a streaming service can provide.

“At MTN, we are proud to bring value added services that are relevant to the needs of our customers. We believe that our world class network will provide a seamless experience for users who will benefit from this proposition,” says Annetts.

In June 2014, simfy Africa was the first streaming service in South Africa to announce a partnership with a mobile operator when it launched its exclusive partnership with MTN.

A competitive monthly simfy Africa product also remains on sale via MTN, with a 14-day free trial enabling everyone to sample the simfy Africa library of over 27-million songs. MTN customers can then get a month’s access for R49.00.

The latest simfy Africa platform, currently available to all customers, has been strategically and specifically updated for the African environment. With the recent “buy back” of simfy Africa from its German partner, simfy Africa now operates as a truly independent entity focused on the African market. This major step has greatly improved the company’s ability to innovate.

Simfy Africa CEO Davin Mole comments: “Simfy Africa separated from simfy Germany in early 2014 as the companies were organically moving in opposite directions. We are working on localization of features and conservative use of data that is clearly not a concern in Europe. It was important for us as a company to be focused on African consumers. The fact simfy Africa is now independent and 100% locally based means we can do just that.”

Source: IT Online SA 21 November 2014