FNB has listed new pricing for its Connect cellular products, introducing price changes to its packages.
FNB Connect is the bank’s MVNO which runs on the Cell C network.
The new pricing is valid from 1 November 2018 to 30 September 2019, and includes new pricing for voice and data services.
The move comes after FNB Connect drastically decreased the price of its data bundles in March 2018.
The tables below shows the new pricing for FNB Connect once-off data bundles – and how the prices have gone up since the March 2018 pricing was implemented.
|Once-off Data Bundles|
|Bundles||Old Price||New Price|
The tables below show the new pricing for the remaining FNB Connect products.
Once-off voice and SMS
|Once-off Voice and SMS|
|Recurring Data Bundles|
Recurring voice and SMS
|Recurring Voice and SMS|
Connect Top Up packages
|Connect Top Up Packages|
|Connect Top Up XS||30 Mins, 100MB, 30 SMS||R50|
|Connect Top Up S||50 Mins, 150MB, 50 SMS||R75|
|Connect Top Up M||100 Mins, 300MB, 100 SMS||R139|
|Connect Top Up L||200 Mins, 1GB, 300 SMS||R299|
|Connect Top Up XL||300 Mins, 2GB, 500 SMS||R499|
|Connect Top Up 500MB||500MB||R45|
|Connect Top Up 1GB||1GB||R85|
|Connect Top Up 2GB||2GB||R125|
|Connect Top Up 5GB||5GB||R320|
Out of bundle rates listed for the Top Up packages are:
- Voice – R1.40 min
- Data – R0.30 MB
- SMS – R0.50 SMS
FNB explains price hikes
Shadrack Palmer, Chief Commercial Officer at FNB Connect, told MyBroadband that the changes were part of FNB Connect’s first pricing review in three years.
It is harmonising its pricing for “out of bundle, once-off bundles, and recurring bundles across all voice, data, and SMS pricing plans”.
“This will help standardise the prices of these bundle rates for customers whether they are on Prepaid, Top Up, or Post Paid and simplify the price structure in the bank’s mobile offering,” said Palmer.
“The review is aligned with FNB Connect’s ongoing business strategy to ensure that its offerings provide superior value for money, increased customer satisfaction and legislative compliance while meeting industry standards. The revised prices remain competitive and customers may receive the added benefit of earning up to 15% back in eBucks on their FNB Connect purchases.”
“We remain committed to providing customers with added convenience that ensures customer satisfaction and lessens customer angst.”