Uber and SWIFT Networks partner to offer Red Cheetah free Wifi service to UberVIPs
Uber Nigeria and SWIFT Networks are partnering to give VIP Uber riders a little something extra to look forward to on their next trip; Red Cheetah free wifi on rides to ensure they can do even more with their time on the Lagos road with its legendary traffic.
“We know that frequent riders don’t just ‘travel’ while on an Uber trip – whether it’s making business or personal calls, responding to emails or catching up with social media, time traveling no longer equates to idle time. That’s why we’re looking forward to giving back to our VIPs – letting them do more while using Uber,” says Maria Keshinro, Uber’s Country Lead for Nigeria.
SWIFT Networks will be kitting up to 500 UberVIP vehicles with its Red Cheetah high-speed wifi services. “We are excited about this partnership with Uber to bring our revolutionary free wifi model to Uber’s VIP riders which will be fast, secure, and free”, enthused Mr. Philip Sonibare, the General Manager of the Red Cheetah product at SWIFT.
This offering will be available to UberVIPs from 2nd April 2017. Ultimately, there will be no limit to the amount of data riders can use while on the trip, as long as the riders continue to view messages by sponsors who make the service possible at intervals. The good news is that up to five people can use the wifi service at once, meaning lucky friends of VIPs traveling together will also be able to make use of the free wifi, or VIPs can ride together and split the fare!
VIP riders are riders who’ve completed 10 trips or more in a month – these riders are given temporary access to a unique ‘UberVIP’ view for the next 30 days, due to their frequent use of Uber. This, connects them to the highest rated drivers using the Uber app. Best of all, this view gives VIP riders this benefit at the same price as a regular UberX trip.