Sterling Bank has announced a partnership with telecommunications giants 9Mobile and Solo Phones to introduce a contract smartphone pre-bundled with mobile plans to new and existing customers of the Bank.
The contract package allows the customer enjoy a very attractive monthly mobile bundle plan (Voice +SMS+ Data plan + Social media+ Recharge bonuses) in addition to a SOLO Aspire 4 smart mobile phone and the minimum period for the contract is twelve months.
Executive Director Retail and Consumer Marketing, Sterling Bank Plc, Grama Narasimhan said the partnership reflects the bank’s commitment to delivering value to its customers.
Director of Enterprise Segment for 9Mobile, Mr. Plato Syrimis expressed the delight of his organization to be part of a partnership that will increase smartphone penetration and its benefits to Nigerians who ordinarily cannot afford to pay the lump sum that is required to acquire these devices.
Chief Marketing of the Bank, Mr Henry Bassey noted that this alliance with 9Mobile and Solo Phone is a testament of the bank’s commitment to ensuring that every Nigerian is availed the opportunity to own a smartphone with all its attendant benefits which include Insurance cover, 90 minutes of call time, SMS, Social plans & free 1.5GB data.
SOLO Phone Ltd designs and manufactures mobile devices in Nigeria. It offers smartphones, as well as digital content for mobile devices. The company also provides digital movie rental services and offers its products through operators’ stores, online stores, and local malls; and authorized distributors, dealers, retailers, and resellers.
Sterling Bank Plc is a full service national commercial bank licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria.The bank provides services to individuals, small businesses (SMEs) and large corporations. The bank has over 187 branch network, distributed throughout the country.
In January 2006, as part of the consolidation of the Nigerian banking industry, NAL Bank completed a merger with four other Nigerian Banks namely Magnum Trust Bank, NBM Bank, Trust Bank of Africa and Indo-Nigeria Merchant Bank (INMB) and adopted the name ‘Sterling Bank’ . The merged entities were successfully integrated and have operated as a consolidated group ever since.