TELKOM INTERNET WINS TWO YEAR CONTRACT WITH STANDARD BANK
Telkom Internet has won a two-year contract to provide Standard Bank, one of SA’s big four banking groups, with a cost-effective Internet access package for its 10 000-strong Internet banking customer base. Internet customers, fearful of higher costs and a barrage of virus-invested e-mails and spam, stand to benefit from the user-friendly package, which offers Standard Bank staff and customers preferential rates and applications to protect personal data, at the cost of a local call. Telkom Internet offers Standard Bank Webmail, virus filtering, anti-spam filtering, unlimited Internet access, local PoP (Point of Presence) access and technical support.
Rikus Matthyser, executive of Telkom Business Integration Services, says, "Standard Bank’s decision to go with TelkomInternet was based on price, delivery, experience and quality of service. TelkomInternet also provided value-added services that enhance customer protection and privacy." Standard Bank customers are not under any obligation to take up the offer. Both the bank and Telkom will jointly market the offering to customers. The offer is only available to Standard Bank customers, and only via direct debit order through the bank. Customers taking up the offer can register online or via the call centre. The pricing package offers analogue connection at R69 per month, 64k ISDN at R89 a month, and 128k ISDN at R140 per month.