FNB enters smartphone market

PUBLISHED: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:17:12 GMT

FNB is the first South African bank to launch its own branded smartphone in an attempt, it says, to fully integrate banking and customer mobility.

The bank is offering customers the choice of two smartphones, the ConeXis A1 and X1 respectively.

The phones were manufactured by ZTE Corporation, a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company which has headquarters in Shenzhen,.

In a statement it revealed the following about the offer:

The A1 is pitched at the price-sensitive Easy bank account holder, for R59 a month with 15 minutes airtime and 50MB of data included. Gold and Premium (Premier, Private Clients and Private Wealth) customers also have access to the higher specification X1 at R150 per month with 25 minutes and 100MB of data included.

FNB offers up to a 100% rebate on the X1 monthly instalments depending on the customer’s eBucks Rewards level. Gold customers on eBucks Rewards level of 3, 4, 5 will be rebated R60, R90, R150 (100%) on the monthly repayment respectively. Premium customers will be rewarded from level 1.

The smartphone comes on the back of the FNB Connect cellular offering launched in 2015, which seamlessly integrates customer’s financial and mobile accounts on a single banking platform.

FNB also announced the introduction of the FNB ConnectUnlimited Callsoffer, which allows subscribers to make unlimited local calls to any network for only R399 per month. The new Unlimited Calls offer can be taken up together with the FNB ConeXis smartphone deal or any other branded mobile phone. 

The offer is available to customers from 24 August 2016 while the FNB ConeXis smartphones will be available at selected FNB branches from 1 September 2016. 

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