FNB Connect is slashing its international landline call rates to 25c per minute to 20 selected destinations in Africa, North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. This offer reduces the present international call rates of 31 cents on ConnectXtra and 46 cents on ConnectChat to only 25 cents respectively.
The offer is valid from 22 November 2009 until the end of January 2010 and follows on from the reduced cellphone rate of 99c per minute (only applicable in RSA) announced by FNB Connect earlier this month.
It is estimated that there are about 1-million South Africans living in the UK alone and with high call charges it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay in touch with friends and family overseas.
"2009 has been a tough year for many South African consumers. The season for giving and connecting with loved ones is here. Cutting international rates is our way of giving back to our clients to enable them to connect with loved ones abroad without worrying about the phone bill at the end of the month," says Luis Simoes, CEO of FNB Connect.
"The offer is not only limited to South Africans at home but South Africans who will be travelling abroad this holiday season will also be able to connect with loved ones back home for less. All they need to do is find a WiFi hot spot and make calls from their WiFi-enabled cellphone using FNB Connect’s digital phone application, wherever they are in the world," Simoes adds.