March 12, 2015

Foodpanda is now free to access for mobile, web via SafeZone



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Order food online even without Mobile Internet subscription!

Ordering food online is more convenient than ever as mobile subscribers of Smart and Sun Cellular can now access foodpanda via mobile app and web, without mobile Internet charges as it is now part of SafeZone.

Foodpanda is the Philippine market leader in online food ordering and delivery and with SafeZone, ordering from foodpanda has been made more accessible as customers no longer have to worry about forking over extra for Internet charges. SafeZone is a service that empowers businesses to offer customers access to their mobile apps and sites for free.

“We understand that people may want to order food online but may not have ready access to the Internet. But that doesn’t mean they have to be hungry all the time,” quipped Mauro Cocchieri, foodpanda Philippines Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder.

SafeZone is a groundbreaking platform that makes customers experience the free side of the Internet with the best brand websites and applications—from lifestyle, shopping, music, online listing, banking, news, travel and of course, food ordering and delivery. All they need to do is to visit www.safezone.ph and register for a free account. From there, people can start accessing the most in-demand websites like www.foodpanda.ph and other mobile applications without worrying about having an active mobile internet subscription.

“SafeZone presents a real win-win scenario for businesses and consumers alike,” said Orlando B. Vea, Chief Executive Officer of Voyager, the digital innovation arm of PLDT that developed SafeZone.

“Through SafeZone, brands like foodpanda can provide a mobile service that is convenient and easily accessible to users, and more importantly, it requires no cost on the part of their customers,” he added.

Foodpanda is among the top brands to partner with Voyager for SafeZone, which also includes the biggest names in local and global entertainment, online commerce, travel, transportation, and news such as Philippine Airlines, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Agoda, Inquirer, Skyscanner, ZALORA, Carmudi, Lamudi, SPINNR, GameX, Babble Messenger, Eat Bulaga, and Pinoy Hoops, among others.

To start ordering via foodpanda without data charges, Smart and Sun customers only have to visit www.safezone.ph or download the mobile app in the Google Play Store. Once in SafeZone, users will have to switch “Load Protect” ON to ensure that they do not get charged for accessing other mobile apps and sites that are not part of platform.

Load Protect ensures that customers will have a worry-free SafeZone internet experience because when they go to a site that is not part of SafeZone, they will alerted by a landing page where they can have the option to surf by subscribing ta data package.  Turning Load Protect ON will also ensure that customers will not be charged the standard P5 for P15 minutes of usage when they access SafeZone partner apps and sites such as foodpanda.

To know more about SafeZone and the services it offers, simply visit www.safezone.ph or download the SafeZone app at the Google Play Store using your Smart mobile phone. Data charges may apply when accessing the website for the first time and for downloading the SafeZone app as well as the apps of partner brands.

Cocchieri added that joining Safe Zone is a move that foodpanda has long been looking forward to. He mentioned. “We are very happy to be part of Safe Zone. We believe in giving people choices and ease of access, and with foodpanda being available on this app which doesn’t require internet connection, we know that we will be able to tap a new range of people, introduce foodpanda to them, and provide them more food choices with much ease and convenience.”


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