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Standard Chartered and Telkom introduce a customized bundle that offers more value for users

  • The bundle is tailored for the digitally inclined, cost and value conscious consumer searching for the next best competitive proposition;
  • Telkom pre-paid subscribers that buy 30GB of Mobile Data will get access to a free Standard Chartered Bank account for 90 days, and access to premium streaming content from ShowMax for 30 days, as well as 4 free rides a month from taxi-hailing app, Bolt.

4th May 2021; Nairobi, Kenya – Standard Chartered Bank has today announced a partnership with Telkom Kenya dubbed Omoka Vinoma that will see Telkom pre-paid subscribers get access to 100 per cent cashback on Standard Chartered current account transactions. The partnership will present a competitive proposition to Telkom pre-paid Mobile customers upon purchasing a preferential data bundle.

A Telkom customer will get 30GB of mobile data for KShs1200.The offer will give the Telkom customer access to 100 per cent cashback on all transactions for a period of 3 months, when they open a Current Account from Standard Chartered Bank, as well as a one-month Showmax Pro Mobile subscription with access to premium streaming content, including live sports events, as well as live local news and music channels. This bundle also presents another sweetener – the customer will have access to 4 free rides a month with a value of up to KES 260 each, from leading ride-hailing app, Bolt. Standard Chartered will reimburse transaction costs incurred by the customers during the 3-month campaign that ends on 31st July, 2021.

The 30GB Mobile Data Bundle, which is exclusive to the Kenyan Market, can be purchased via Telkom Kenya’s USSD *544#.

Eric Achola, Director for Marketing at Telkom, said: “Telkom is focused on bringing much-needed innovative products and solutions to the Kenyan market. Consumers are currently on the hunt for the next best competitive proposition that will give them more value. Our partnership with the Standard Chartered Bank, will see us address our customers’ Communication, Financial and Entertainment needs during this period.”

Telkom’s Mobile Data will give customers access to high-touch banking experiences that are reflective of service delivery within Standard Chartered’s traditional brick-and-mortar branches. Essentially, the bundle will give a Telkom customer access to a digital bank branch in the palm of their hand. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a major shift to virtual banking, with customers increasingly adjusting to the benefits of convenience inherent in mobile banking.

Edith Chumba Head of Consumer, Private and Business Banking at Standard Chartered Kenya and EA, said: “Our research on Kenyan youths reflected that most interact with and prefer using digital products and services on a daily. This has further been escalated by the rapid growth of the digital economy since the onset of the pandemic. Remote working and schooling have now become the norm and there has been a greater uptake of online shopping and entertainment. Further research has shown that most of the youth are now money conscious with many looking for ways to cut costs and save money. This bundle is our response to the need for quality Internet access and the desire to be financially prudent. It offers easy access to online channels and allows users to enjoy efficient banking services through the SC Mobile App which is built for convenience. It’s a bundle that offers an optimal mix of work and play.’’

“Our customers are continuously evolving, and we are committed to evolving with them. The increased adoption of digital technology in the past few years is indicative of the current market need. Our partnership with Telkom allows us to meet this need by integrating different products and services that fit perfectly into the day to day life of our client. The pandemic demonstrated the importance of being agile and this customized bundle is representative of an adaptive product and service. We look forward to seeing users interact with the optimized bundle and will continue to drive innovation and design strategic partnerships that provide the best in class experience for our clients.’’ Added Edith.
“Showmax Pro Mobile subscribers have access to everything on Showmax as well as live sport, from SuperSport including Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and DStv Premiership games,” says Stephen Riome, Chief Expansion Officer at Multichoice Connected Video. “It’s great value for money and we’re proud to partner with Telkom to give its customers access to the best streaming content in Africa via the Showmax mobile app.”

“Bolt is excited to be part of such an enabling initiative that will provide people with the opportunity to get more out of the financial, telecommunications and mobility industries – all at once. We believe this partnership will set a precedent for brands in different industries to collaborate. The benefits of the collaboration will enrich people and enable them to boost the economy by providing better access to mobility solutions, finance and connectivity.” said Kenneth Micah, East Africa’s Regional Manager at Bolt.

Users can open an account with Standard Chartered directly on the SC Mobile App in 15 minutes. Standard Chartered has significantly invested in digital banking tools and systems, a move that has seen the SC Mobile platform deliver more than 52 percent of all service requests, with 50 percent of all bank service requests coming through the bank’s digital channel.


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About Telkom

Telkom is a technology company that provides integrated solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Government and large corporates in Kenya, drawing from a diverse solutions suite that includes voice, data/connectivity, digital financial services, as well as network services. Powered by its vast fibre optic infrastructure, it is also a major provider of wholesale carrier-to-carrier traffic, within the country and the region.

These services are primarily offered through our Service Delivery Units: Digital (that offers: Data Centre Services, Cloud, Managed Services, Connectivity, Broadband, Carrier-to-Carrier traffic, and Backbone Infrastructure); Consumer (that offers: Data, Voice, VAS, and Content) and Digital Financial Services (through our platform T-kash).

Telkom is also building on strong, consumer-centric ethos and is committed to providing innovative, accessible and refreshingly simple communications solutions that suit customers’ everyday communication needs.

Established as a telecommunications operator in April 1999, Telkom is 60 per cent owned by Helios Investment Partners, with the remaining stake held by Kenyans through the Government of Kenya. Telkom has 4,152 km of its own terrestrial fibre cabling, serving as a key conduit for broadband connectivity, inland. Telkom Kenya also owns a 22.5% stake in TEAMS, a 5,000km undersea fibre optic cable through Fujairah, UAE, and a 10% stake in LION2, another 2,700km undersea fibre optic cable through Mauritius. It also owns a stake in the East African Submarine System Cable (EASSy) and manages the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI), on behalf of the Ministry of ICT, an inland fibre optic cable network running through Kenyan counties. Telkom is also the landing partner for the LION2, EASSy, and DARE 1 Cables.

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Standard Chartered

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About Bolt

Bolt is the leading European mobility platform that’s focused on making urban travel more affordable, convenient and responsible.

Bolt has more than 50 million customers in over 40 countries across Europe and Africa. Its services range from ride-hailing to micromobility with e-scooters and electric bikes to food and package delivery.



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