Ghana’s second-largest telecommunication giant company Vodafone (Ghana) has entered a partnership with Uber an American multinational ride-hailing company that enables Vodafone customers to request an Uber ride with no data charges.
Vodafone customers can now access Uber services without incurring data charges prior to this partnership.
This partnership also enables Uber drivers with Vodafone to take advantage of this new service. Riders and drivers who use Uber while on the Vodafone network will also enjoy discounted rides (30% off a trip per month).
Pushpinder Gujral, Director of Consumer Business Unit at Vodafone commented on the partnership,
“We are excited about this strategic partnership, as it will offer great convenience to our customers particularly during this festive season. At Vodafone Ghana, we remain committed to finding innovative ways to bring new and rich experiences, which are rare, to our customers.
“This initiative will bring great relief to Uber’s partner-drivers who sometimes run out of data, whilst using the app. The challenges associated with not having data when one urgently needs to request an Uber have also been eliminated.”
Jessica Poku, Uber’s Country Manager for Ghana, also made the following statement,
“We remain committed to driving down costs for our driver-partners to help improve overall earnings, and our partnership with Vodafone will help make this happen.
“We are excited that this partnership increase and improve access to transportation in the country, through our platform.”