Customers Can Now Book and Pay for Car Rides with Ooredoo
Ooredoo today announced a partnership with Careem, the Middle East's leading app based car service, which will support customers’ travel needs across Qatar.
Careem enables customers to book and pay for a taxi in advance, fixing the journey’s cost and letting users to book on the web, via a mobile app, or by calling a dedicated hotline.
Leading the technology markets in the region, this partnership is the first of its kind, by allowing customers to top-up their ‘Careem Credit’ accounts via their Hala or Shahry account.
By exclusively launching with Careem in Qatar, Ooredoo customers can top-up their Careem account to pay for their journeys in the denomination of QR 50, QR 100, QR 200, QR 300 or QR 350.
One credit is the equivalent to QR 1 and, as an added bonus, customers don’t have to use their credit card to book a car – they can book by simply sending the SMS and the denomination they would like to top-up with (e.g. 50) to 92248 and pay for the ride with their mobile phone.
To celebrate the partnership, Ooredoo customers can download the application and sign-up using the promo code ‘Ooredoo’ to enjoy QR 60 off their first ride.
Unlike other car services in Qatar, Careem allows users to choose the car type that best suits their needs, have the option of paying in cash, credit or through Ooredoo, and select from a host of first, business, or economy class cars. The Careem application also automatically locates a user’s address using GPS.
Customers can then follow their driver in real time on the application map, and drivers will send an SMS to let customers know they've arrived. To ensure the best service, users can also rate drivers to help monitor and improve service levels.
Ooredoo is Qatar’s leading communications company, delivering mobile, fixed, broadband internet and corporate managed services tailored to the needs of consumers and businesses. As a community-focused company, Ooredoo is guided by its vision of enriching people’s lives and its belief that it can stimulate human growth by leveraging communications to help people achieve their full potential.
Careem is an app-based car service which makes ordering chauffeur-driven cars reliable, safe, convenient, and affordable. Its customers can book a car on the Careem apps and website, or by calling a call center. Careem is a pioneering company in the region’s nascent ‘sharing economy’ – its mission is to make people’s lives simpler by revolutionizing the transportation and logistics industry in the region. Established in July 2012, Careem operates across 22 cities in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, including Abu Dhabi, Alexandria, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Dhahran, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Jubail, Dammam, Karachi, Kuwait, Khobar, Lahore, Makkah, Manama, Rabat, Riyadh, Sahel and Sharjah.