Customers with an FNB (First National Bank) Connect SIM have enjoyed free use of WhatsApp messaging since 1 May 2016. This promotion will run until 31 July 2016.
According to the bank, the growing demand for data usage and the large portion of customers using WhatsApp prompted it to offer the messaging service as a free added benefit to all Connect customers. This means that customers do not need to have data to use WhatsApp.
Connect customers also enjoy up to 40% back in eBucks (the bank’s rewards system) on their Connect SIM spend.
Shadrack Palmer, chief commercial officer of FNB Connect, said: “We are continuously looking at the needs of customers to offer products and services that add value to their lives and enhance the experience they have with our services. Testament to this is the recent recognition of Connect as the Most Innovative MVNO at the 15th Annual World MVNO Congress 2016, held in Amsterdam last month.”
“This proves customers are on the lookout for innovative products and services to suit their everyday needs,” added Palmer.
Other added benefits
In addition to the free WhatsApp promotion, FNB Connect customers enjoy a range of other banking related cellphone perks. These include access to Online Banking, FNB App, Cell phone Banking and eWallet without incurring any data charges.
“Customers with LTE devices can now enjoy faster data speeds with coverage in Gauteng, Western Cape and Kwazulu Natal,” stated the bank.
“Enhancing our customers’ communication needs by offering services that are relevant and innovative is a key objective for us,” noted Palmer.