PLDT HOME has a new, Uber exciting partner

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The partnership reinforces PLDT HOME’s broadband leadership with free rides for subscribers

In photo: (L-R) PLDT/Smart EVP and head of Consumer Business Group Ariel P. Fermin, Uber Regional GM for Southeast Asia and Australia, New Zealand Mike Brown and Voyager Innovations FVP and group head for Business Development and International Partnerships Stephen Misa

MANILA, Philippines — City dwellers around the world would agree that Uber has shaken up the public transportation game. It has affected the routine of both the passenger and the driver, providing quick access, ease of use, and transparent feedback.

This month, digital services provider PLDT HOME partners with the ride-sharing company, bringing the transport service closer to more Filipinos. This means that if you’re a PLDT HOME broadband subscriber, you and your family can now enjoy the benefits of using Uber when you download the app on your computer, Telpad, and any other smart device at home.

As part of the exclusive offer, PLDT HOME Fibr subscribers who are first-time Uber riders will get two free Uber rides worth up to P500 each, while Telpad and DSL subscribers using the app for the first time will get one free ride worth up to P300, all starting this October 1, 2015.

The partnership doesn’t only make transportation easier, it also enhances your home’s digital experience and complements your family’s lifestyle needs. “We are honored to be working with a company that continues to change the way we look at urban mobility,” said Gary Dujali, PLDT VP and head of HOME marketing. “PLDT HOME and Uber share the same vision of providing our customers with digital solutions that add value to their daily lives, in this case, safe, reliable and affordable rides within Metro Manila. We are confident that this partnership will break new ground in the country’s digital landscape.”

Apart from PLDT HOME, another PLDT subsidiary, Smart Communications has also introduced and continues to roll out free in-car Wi-Fi in Uber vehicles. They have also offered special promotions for Uber riders on its mobile network.

Committed to enriching the Filipino family’s digital lifestyle, PLDT HOME has also recently partnered up with Internet TV service provider, iFlix and Fox International Channels, providing an enormous library of movies and TV shows you can enjoy.

As the company boosts its broadband service with a number of digital services like these, their subscribers increase as well. And with robust fixed and wireless networks supported by the country’s most expansive fiber optic network that spans more than 100,000 kilometers, PLDT HOME is able to provide Internet access to their growing number of subscribers.  Rappler.com