FNB to offer discounted tablets, smartphones

FNB will offer its customers discounted tablets and smartphones, including the iPad 2

First National Bank (FNB) will provide customers with smartphones and tablets at reduced rates. FNB says it will effectively lower the cost of these devices by up to 35%.

Its clients will be able to select from a range of smartphones or tablets, including the Apple iPad 2.

The bank is promoting electronic banking channels, such as the FNB Banking App, Internet and mobile banking, as well as paying for goods with cards rather than cash.

The discounted smartphones will come preloaded with the FNB Banking App, which runs on iOS, BlackBerry and Android devices.

FNB cheque account customers will be able to select from a range of smartphones, including the HTC Sensation, HTC Wildfire S and BlackBerry Curve 8520. Customers that already have smartphones will also be able to select an Apple iPad 2 or HTC Flyer tablet.

The device costs will be included in the customer’s monthly banking fees. For the iPad 2, for example, there are generally no finance options available to the market so this addresses accessibility, FNB claims.

The smartphone and tablet offer is available to new and existing FNB customers. Gold and platinum cheque account customers and “soon” FNB Private Clients and RMB Private Bank clients will also have access to the offer.  — Staff reporter, TechCentral

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  • http://twitter.com/Elriconess Elton Lottering

    wow awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672215445 Neil Howieson

    Anyone know the costs on this or how you get this deal?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672215445 Neil Howieson

    So the answer from @Rbjacobs is “SMS the words ‘Tablet’ or ‘Phone’ to 32812 for
    more information on the latest FNB offer.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583941346 Eben De Lange

    If FNB adds the iPhone to this offer, I’m getting one. Or the Galaxy Nexus!

  • http://twitter.com/thewomble_za Greg Mahlknecht

    Oh, crap.  Don’t do that.  It just tells you the available phones (as per above).  Looks like it sends your number to a sales rep who will “contact you within 48 hours”.  Yay, now I have a pushy salesperson too look forward to, rather than them just sending me the price.

  • Anonymous

    Every offer I’ve ever seen from FNB (my bankers) has had strings attached, which I don’t need because there’s always an extra cost involved and some or other way for them to make more money out of me. :-) (Wow! That sounds a bit negative of me … but, actually, it is the truth.)

  • Button Dean

    Apparently the strings on this one is you can only do 2 cash withdrawals/month – it’s why it’s tied to a tablet: an incentive to go electronic.

    I seldom draw cash, so FNB is seriously tempting me to swap over for this one, especially after they brought the smartphone app out!

  • Chrissie

    https://www.fnb.co.za/news/archive/2011/20111019ipads-smartphones.html
    The iPad works out to R200 pm, 0% interest…

  • Master

    Great deal FNB. I hardly withdraw cash so this comes handy irrespective of the withdrawal limit :)

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