Telenor and Careem Announce Partnership
In line with its commitment to facilitate customers’ lives, Pakistan’s premier telecom services provider Telenor Pakistan has joined forces with Careem to provide discounted rides to Telenor customers. Careem is the premium transportation network company in Pakistan connecting captains (drivers) with customers via its software platform.
Under the agreement, Careem will provide 35% discount to Telenor customers on their first ride. Besides the hefty discount, all customers will also be able to enjoy free WiFi service during their ride. As part of the deal, captains will also enjoy special data packages from Telenor Pakistan.
Careem’s digital transportation network operates in three major metropolises of Pakistan including Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, in addition to 24 cities across the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Careem is preferred by commuters for its convenient access via mobile app and online portal, superior quality rides and competitive rates.
Michael Foley, CEO Telenor Pakistan, while commenting on the development, said, “We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Careem as it comes in line with Telenor’s commitment to deliver the best possible services to our customers. With Careem, Telenor subscribers will not only enjoy cheaper and more comfortable rides, but also WIFI connectivity on the go. We will continue to look for newer avenues of serving our valued customers.”
Junaid Iqbal, Managing Director Careem,, said, “We are delighted to have struck this crucial deal with Telenor Pakistan which is the biggest proponent to digital enablement in the country. The agreement will not only help facilitate our mutual customers but go on to explore new prospects of making our businesses more accommodating and preferable to our customers. We will explore the possibilities of building up on this agreement and expand our joint venture in the future.”
Telenor Pakistan’s initiative with Careem will be a valuable addition to the mutual customer base of both businesses. With the expanding operation of Careem, more and more Telenor customers will be able to benefit from the initiative in the near future.