FNB tops 175 000 smart devices and frees-up customer choice
6 August 2013 – As the market for tablets and smartphones begins to mature, FNB has noted that customers are placing equal focus on the latest technology and lowest cost of use. Access to affordable data has become a strong driver in the market.
“Since being the first to launch the innovative Smartphone and Tablet offer in October 2011, FNB has sold more than 175 000 devices. We have now added more options for clients - enabling clients to choose a cost-effective package (consisting of top end devices and FREE value adds), most suited to customers’ needs” says Kartik Mistry, Head of Smart Devices at FNB's Core Banking Solutions.
“Smart devices are now an integral part of our daily lives; customers want the latest gadgets but don’t want a dent in their pocket. The next logical step is to give clients the freedom to choose packages best suited to their lifestyles” says Mistry.
Customers who switch to FNB can choose from a wide range of already discounted smartphones, tablets or laptops and then select a package, which offers FREE deals on airtime or data:
Option 1 ‘Voice Rebate’
200 Minutes, 200 SMS, 200 MB of 3G data per month x 12 months
Option 2 ‘Data Rebate’
20GB of 3G data per month x 12 months
Option 3 ‘Uncapped ADSL Rebate’
Uncapped ADSL for 6 months (to the maximum value of R399 p.m.) Thereafter ADSL data is available at a discounted rate based on the client’s eBucks reward tier.
Existing customers will also see voice and data benefits flowing from their eBucks rewards tier/level – the higher the tier or level, the better the benefit.
Existing FNB Personal Cheque Account clients already get access to uncapped ADSL data and existing clients who take up a smart device can get access to 3G data (up to 500MB). Existing clients can also receive a rebate on 200 minutes talk-time. The rebate is based on their eBucks rewards tier/level on the eBucks Reward Programme.
This is yet another way FNB is enabling clients to afford smart technology and to bank digitally on the award winning FNB Banking App.
The offer is available by SMSing "Deal" to 31138 or by ordering via fnb.co.za and expires on 30 September 2013. Standard network rates, terms and conditions apply. Rebates may change month to month depending on movement between eBucks reward tiers/levels.
(Source - FNB)