Cab-hailing service Ola on Monday announced to extend its complimentary “Auto-Connect Wifi” service to its Ola auto-rickshaw facility across 73 cities in the country.
Wi-Fi connectivity for existing Ola customers begins as soon as the trip starts. First-time users need to connect via “one-time authentication” key on their phones.
“We have already disrupted the transportation sector by bringing one of the most traditional means of commute online for commuters and driver partners. With Auto-Connect Wifi, we are reinventing the 3-wheelers and enabling a connected experience for our customers.” He further added, “Our Auto-Connect Wifi experience is built on the foundations of key government initiatives such as Digital India. Through this first-of-its-kind innovation, we want to not only improve the quality of time spent while on the road, but also help build easy access to millions of users across the country.”,” said Siddharth Agrawal, Senior Director and Category Head-Auto at Ola, in a statement.
The company earlier claimed over 200TB of data was being consumed by users of Ola Prime monthly. As of now, an Ola user consumes 20MB data on an average.
Ola earlier expanded the Wi-Fi offering to other categories including Mini, Lux and Micro.
Launched in 2014, Ola has over 1,20,000 auto-rickshaws registered on its platform. The Ola app for auto driver partners is available in English and eight local languages.