AXA opts for XT after Amway goes the other way

Telecom's Gen-i takes AXA after Vodafone claims Amway

Insurance giant AXA has signed a three year contract with Telecom's Gen-i for voice and mobile services, marking the first time the companies within the AXA Group have come together to bundle telecommunication services with a single provider.

The deal, which comes a day after Vodafone announced it had won one of New Zealand's largest mobile phone contracts, with Amway, includes mobile services on Telecom's new XT network. 

AXA will save an estimated 30 percent on its annual telecommunications costs, reduce operational costs, increase flexibility and productivity, Gen-i says. 


AXA is using Gen-i's telecommunications service Optimise which provides businesses with unlimited calls to Telecom mobiles and any landline in New Zealand and Australia for a fixed price set each quarter.


The other businesses included in the contract are Spicers Portfolio Management, Charter Financial Services, Assure NZ and Arcus Fund Management.


Direct selling company Amway announced it had signed with Vodafone yesterday. The deal will see Vodafone handsets and services being promoted through Amway’s independent business owners in New Zealand.

The AXA contract includes voice, data, mobile and internet services.

Chris Day, AXA chief financial officer, says mobile technologies offer new and innovative ways for AXA to communicate with its clients and enable the company to provide an even better level of customer service as the company’s mobile workforce moves to the new XT mobile network.

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