First National Bank (FNB), through its FNB Connect Talk service, is offering its customers lower call costs, which makes it the cheapest way to make a cellphone call, according to a press release.
FNB Connect was launched in November last year, allowing its customers to make cellphone calls via the FNB data network. At that time calls were charged at 99 cents. FNB has now lowered that cost to 79 cents.
How it works:
To benefit from the low call rates, customers must download a digital phone software application to their computers or compatible cellphones. The application allows users to make and receive calls at reduced rates, send text messages and instant messages. Other features and benefits are that customers also get their own Connect number that enables them to make free calls to family, friends, and colleagues who also use the Connect Talk service, as well as call FNB call centres for free.
Connect Talk customers can make calls to South African cellphone numbers from 79 cents and receive R10 free airtime once registered for the service. Additionally, calls made to the top 20 international destinations can be made from only 25 cents. To reduce data costs even more, FNB is providing customers with free voice access at selected WiFi hotspots around the country.
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