Vodafone to Provide Uber Drivers with Phones, Data

Uber is now available in over 470 cities in over 73 countries world over

Telecom and data service provider, treatment Vodafone Uganda has partnered with online transportation network company Uber, to provide driver-partners with Uber handsets and data as a way of enhancing first class transport services to Ugandans.

In a statement released Monday July 4th, Vodafone announced that the partnership will be brought to life through provision of 4G mobile devices and data for the first 200 driver-partners operating on the platform, to assist them in operate in and around Kampala.

According to Allan Richardson, CEO for Vodafone Uganda, the entry of Uber into the Ugandan market is affirmation of just how much technology can do in terms of solving everyday problems.

Richardson said; “This new exciting partnership with Uber is in line with Vodafone’s passion to use technology for the betterment of people’s lives. In partnering with Uber, an industry leader in its own right, Vodafone is driving the use of technology for safe, and affordable, transport solutions,” he says.

Bertrand Nembot, Uber launcher in Uganda said, “We are looking forward to working with Vodafone Uganda to offer safe and reliable rides to people across Kampala as well as working to reduce traffic congestion challenges within the City. Further, this partnership enables us to create hundreds of economic opportunities across the City.”

Riders will also benefit – anyone downloading and signing up for Uber will  get a free first ride up to UShs15, 000 which they can unlock using the promotions code “VODAFONE”. Riders can make use of this until July 31st 2016.

Uber which is now available in over 470 cities of over 73 countries world over launched operations in Uganda on June 2, 2016 and riders and driver-partners across the City have been embracing the service.


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