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Thousands of Uber driver partners to benefit from PLDT SME Nation connectivity solutions

by SMART Public Affairs | Oct 02, 2015
[09 September 2015, Manila] Filipino driver partners of the world’s leading ride-sharing tech company, Uber, will now enjoy the benefits of enhanced connectivity solutions for their transport business through PLDT SME Nation.

This is made possible by the unprecedented multi-year partnership launched recently between Uber and Smart, together with PLDT and Voyager Innovations.

Under the partnership, Uber drivers in the Philippines will be the first in Southeast Asia to offer free in-car WiFi to their passengers, powered by Smart Wifi. This service is initially available in select Uber Black vehicles and will be available in all Uber vehicles over the next months.

Uber drivers will also enjoy customized Smart voice and data packages and special promotions for their personal and business communication needs.

“We are excited to be part of the ground-breaking partnership that will provide Uber and their driver partner entrepreneurs  with advanced and value-rich mobility solutions,” says Eric R. Alberto, executive vice president and head of enterprise for PLDT and Smart. 

Exclusive mobile offer
Included in the exclusive perks to be enjoyed by Uber driver partners is a Smart Family Plan for them and their family members.

Bundled with free phones, unlimited calling circle services, and customized text and data packages, the Smart Family Plan will enable Uber drivers to have Smart-powered devices for their business calling needs, and even for the communication needs of their families.

Additional perks
To make it easier for Uber partner drivers and their loved ones to stay connected, Smart SIM cards, special handsets, and tablets are also being made available via an Uber online store using the Tack This! eCommerce platform from Voyager Innovations.

Uber partner drivers can access the shop once they are accredited by Uber. 

”Through our enterprise solutions, we will enable Uber and their driver partners to achieve higher productivity and efficiency for their business, and to provide a richer alternative transport experience for the commuting public,” Alberto concluded.