More Filipino commuters can now enjoy the digital convenience of Uber combined with cashless transactions as PayMaya Philippines (formerly Smart eMoney, Inc.), the digital financial services arm of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), announced today an exciting promo with Uber.
From June 10 to July 10, 2016, PayMaya users who download and use Uber for the first time will get 50% off their first ride when they use the promo code PAYMAYAxUBER. The promo is valid for both Black Car and UberX rides (Metro Manila and Cebu only). To avail of the promo, PayMaya users just need to have at least Php300 in their account. This promo is part of the unique partnership between PayMaya Philippines and Uber for digital payments, the first-of- its kind in Southeast Asia.
“At PayMaya, we strive to democratize what used to be available only for credit card and bank account holders. Before, only credit card users could experience Uber and the convenience of cashless transactions. Now with our exclusive Uber promo for PayMaya users, more Filipinos are given the chance to experience that digital lifestyle,” said Orlando Vea, President and CEO at PayMaya Philippines.
Laurence Cua, General Manager of Uber Philippines said, “PayMaya and Uber share the same vision of reliable services for all. For Uber, it’s reliable transportation everywhere, for everyone. For PayMaya, it’s digital payments made available for everyone, anywhere. Together, the synergies in payments and transportation will create an unparalleled commuting experience for users founded on convenience and reliability.”
The benefits of going cashless with PayMaya
The first of its kind all-in- one and the leading digital payments app in the Philippines today, PayMaya is a free mobile app that allows users to pay online. Consumers just need to download it from Google Play or App Store and register to get a PayMaya virtual Visa account that can immediately be used for digital transactions.
Cashless transactions are more convenient since paying through cash causes delays for both riders and drivers. Consumers who use PayMaya have more control over their expenses compared to post-paid and credit card holders, as well as additional security. The partnership with Uber will allow users who ride with PayMaya to enjoy the ease of cashless payments with the exact fare being deducted straight from their PayMaya account. A text message of the transaction is automatically sent to the user's mobile number upon end of trip. The latest transaction history can be viewed on the PayMaya app for easier expense tracking.
Aside from the mobile app, PayMaya customers can also opt to have their own PayMaya physical prepaid card which can be used in brick-and- mortar stores worldwide that accept Visa. A variant also comes with its own beep wallet, allowing users to ride the MRT and LRT for their daily commute. Users who upgrade their PayMaya account can use their PayMaya for peer-to- peer money transfers and ATM withdrawals.
Loading up a PayMaya account is also convenient as it can be topped up at any of the over 15,000 PayMaya reloading stations nationwide that include SM Malls Business Centers, Robinsons Malls Business Centers, Bayad Centers, 7-Eleven stores with Cliqq kiosks, TouchPay Kiosks, and Smart Padala Centers, on top of online banking via BDO.
For more information about PayMaya and how users can get their own PayMaya card, visit www.paymaya.com.