Airtel 4G to get a Uber ride with new pact

MUMBAI: Bharti Airtel and Uber have formed a first-of-its-kind strategic partnership in India, which allows Uber riders across India to pay for their trips using Airtel’s mobile wallet service - Airtel Money. 


Moreover, Mumbai Uber users will now be the first in India to enjoy free high-speed internet from Uber, powered by Airtel 4G.


“Our partnership with Uber is directly in line with our commitment to offer innovative and relevant services for our customers. Uber riders can enjoy the convenience of paying through their Airtel Money wallets, while also experiencing the power of blazing internet speeds with Airtel 4G on the move. We are excited that Uber has chosen Airtel to fulfil its telecom needs, and look forward to supporting the company’s rapid growth across India,” said Bharti Airtel director of consumer business Srini Gopalan.


The partnership has also made way for a limited time offer for the consumers. For a limited time, new Uber riders who top up their Airtel Money wallet will earn up to Rs 500 for free. Additionally, starting with Mumbai, every Uber vehicle in India will soon be equipped with free WiFi, powered by Airtel 4G. Whether riding to work or a night out in the town – Uber will offer commuters high-speed internet at no data charges, powered by Airtel 4G.


Uber India president Amit Jain added, “We are thrilled to join forces with Airtel to deliver solutions that elevate the Uber experience for riders and drivers throughout India. Airtel is leading the way for wireless connectivity, and as our telecom partner, will help us in our quest toward transforming urban mobility for hundreds of millions of commuters in India.”


Airtel will also become Uber’s official telecom partner across India, and support the company’s rapid growth in India by offering mobile, data and device plans to Uber driver-partners. As part of this alliance, Uber will also offer exclusive promotions, discounts and experiences to Airtel customers, including Rs 500 off on their first ride upon using Airtel Money.

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