FNB Connect slashes data bundle prices

20 March 2018 – FNB Connect has repriced its data bundles in an effort to provide cost-effective solutions to customers. As of 19 March 2018, FNB Connect subscribers will receive a savings of between 10% and 30% on a once off data bundle purchase for prepaid, postpaid top-up and flexi top-up packages.

“This is part of our long-term commitment to minimise the burden of high data costs for our customers. We believe that this timely cost-savings will help customers save while making sure every rand goes a long way,” says Shadrack Palmer, Chief Commercial Officer at FNB Connect.

FNB Connect’s latest announcement shows a concerted effort to offer value for money at an affordable cost. During the festive season, FNB Connect availed up to 3.3 billion Megabytes of data to give away to customers who took up qualifying banking products through FNB’s digital platforms.

Since the festive season promotion, FNB Connect has seen a 65% increase in daily data usage with the overall data usage increasing by 76% in November to December 2017. “Data is increasingly becoming a necessity and a lifestyle enabler for many consumers,” says Palmer.

“Over the years, we’ve seen ascendency in data usage and demand to challenge the dominance of voice packages. We firmly believe that this trend will continue as smartphone penetration continues to deepen in South Africa, and the integration of FNB Connect gives us the competitive edge to innovate on a greater scale through the use of vast big data capabilities from within FNB,” he adds.

FNB Connect’s revised once off data pricing breakdown is as follows:

ONCE OFF DATA OLD PRICE NEW PRICE
50 MB R15 R13
100 MB R28 R25
300 MB R60 R60
500 MB R89 R75
1GB R139 R99
2GB R245 R179
5GB R399 R385
10GB R699 R625
20GB R1099 R950

 In the recent announcement of FNB’s interim results, the bank revealed that FNB Connect had grown its subscribers to 600 000 by December 2017. This is a firm indication that Connect is increasingly becoming a telco provider of choice among FNB customers.

Notes to the editor:

How to purchase your once off data bundle:

FNB Online Banking FNB Cellphone Banking
Step 1: Login to FNB Online Banking and select “Buy” Step 1: Dial *130*321#
Step 2: Select “Airtime and Bundles” Step 2: Select “Airtime and Bundles”
Step 3: Follow easy prompts Step 3: Follow easy prompts
 

FNB Banking App

 

FNB ATM

Step 1: Log onto the FNB Banking APP Step 1: Go to the nearest FNB ATM
Step 2: Select “BUY” Step 2: Select “More Options”
Step 3: Select “Prepaid Airtime and Bundles” Step 3: Select “Prepaid/LOTTO & FNB Connect”
Step 4: Follow easy prompts Step 4: Follow easy prompts

1.2. How do I convert Voice bundles

*147#

Step 1: Dial *147#  from your Connect SIM

Step 2: Select option 3, “Services”

Step 3: Select option 1, “Buy Bundles”

Step 4: Follow easy prompts

For media information contact:

FNB Corporate Communications

Sam Mashele: Sam.Mashele@fnb.co.za or 087 736 5997

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