Vietnam's Viettel Launches Own Ride-Hailing App

Vietnam's Viettel Launches Own Ride-Hailing App Image Credit: Viettel Post

Viettel Post, the courier delivery services arm of Viettel Group has joined the ring by creating its own ride-hailing app MyGo.

Available both on iOS and Android, users can use the app for car, motorbike, delivery and transport services. According to the courier delivery services firm, most ride-hailing apps on the market currently rely heavily on marketing and discounts. Viettel Post said it will not put too much money into cash-burning promotions. Rather, it will deliver long-term benefits to our partners and customers. This will include a promise not to raise prices during peak hours and bad weather.

The firm added that based on their research, the demand for ride hailing and delivery isn't only confined to major cities. Consumers in small cities are showing massive interest in these services. And since other players on the market haven't been able to satisfy the demand outside the main cities, Viettel said this will be a business opportunity for MyGo to bring these services to the whole of Vietnam. 

Another advantage MyGo has over its competitors lies in the services they offer. The other ride-hailing services only allow their drivers to transport people or goods one at a time, but MyGo encourages drivers to pick up and drop off multiple passengers or goods at once. This is aimed at reducing users' costs and cutting down waiting time.

So far, 105,000 drivers have already registered with MyGo and will provide service in 63 cities and provinces throughout the country. Viettel Post said it plans to expand MyGo to international markets including Mynamar and Cambodia, within this year. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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