Uber LATAM Launches Strategic Alliance With America Movil
Since launching our first market in Latin America – Mexico City in August 2013 – we have seen tremendous growth in the region and Latin America has become home to some of the fastest-growing markets in Uber history. And our Latin American expansion continues – just last month we launched in Tijuana, Monterrey and Brasilia.
Today we are excited to announce a strategic partnership with America Movil – one of the largest companies in Latin America – that will help us continue our rapid growth in the region and deliver even more value for Uber riders and partner drivers. America Movil will be a key provider of new lines for Uber partner drivers throughout Latin America and bring the Uber service to even more consumers.
The first elements of the Pan-American partnership roll out in Mexico today with Telcel.
- The Uber app will be featured on millions of Android phones in Mexico starting today.
- Uber riders who use Telcel will receive a $150MXN Uber discount when they first use the app.
- Uber partner drivers in Mexico will receive special discounts on Telcel packages for their mobile services.
Uber and America Movil will be working together across additional verticals to deliver more value to more riders and drivers across Latin America in the months ahead.
Partnering with a Latin American business leader helps us make the Uber experience for riders and drivers even more seamless. This partnership is the next big step for our growth in Latin America and will serve as a model across other regions in the world. Together, Uber and America Movil will deliver technological solutions as riders and drivers in cities across Latin America embrace new ways to move around, create new jobs and enable faster economic development.
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