Within the scope of the cooperation, Turk Telekom customers will be able to use BiP, and Turkcell users will be able to use Turk Telekom’s new generation social media platform Yaay without spending their internet quotas.
Turkcell, Turk Telekom, and Vodafone signed cooperation for local messaging and social media applications.
According to the joint statement made by the three companies, Turk Telekom customers will be able to use BiP, while Turkcell users will be able to use Turk Telekom’s new generation social media platform Yaay without spending their internet quotas.
BiP and Yaay, along with other applications, will be offered free of charge in Vodafone’s Communication Pass package.
Speaking in the statement, Turkcell General Manager Murat Erkan stated that they signed a historical agreement for Turkey and emphasized that citizens can now use the local applications developed by Turkish engineers with their minds at peace.
Underlining that in this way, Turkey’s data will remain safely within the country, Erkan stated that the agreement that will support the preference of local messaging applications will pave the way for new collaborations to be made in this regard in the future.
Erkan said, “I wish this cooperation on behalf of the people of our country to be beneficial for Turkey, and I would like to thank all the employees who contributed, especially the executives of Turk Telekom and Vodafone Turkey.”
“We reinforce our contribution to Turkey’s digitalization vision by offering innovative digital platforms”
Turk Telekom Senior Manager (CEO) Umit Onal stated that the importance of domestic applications in Turkey has been understood once again in the recent period and thanked all users who preferred domestic applications in this process for their trust and support.
Expressing that the cooperation realized today will provide significant support for all users to experience these social media and messaging platforms, Onal said:
“Turkey’s three major companies exhibited a good example of solidarity. We all reinforce our contribution to Turkey’s digitalization vision by offering innovative digital platforms. This step we take together makes our work even more valuable. I hope similar cooperation will increase in the upcoming period. I sincerely congratulate Turkcell and Vodafone executives and everyone who contributed to this process.”
“We support Turkey’s domestic power”
Vodafone Turkey Chief Executive Officer Engin Aksoy stated that they support the efforts to diversify local alternative platforms in the sector and that they have updated the Vodafone Pass packages, which they introduced 4 years ago, in line with the needs and demands, in order to provide their customers with unlimited internet experience.
Stating that they have enriched the Vodafone Communication Pass package with new applications, one of these packages developed to meet the needs of their customers such as messaging, social media, and video monitoring, Aksoy made the following evaluations:
“We decided to include local messaging and communication applications in the existing applications we offer as part of Communication Pass. While all our customers who have a Communication Pass package in their tariff can use local messaging applications with other applications indefinitely and free of charge as of February, we will offer these applications free of charge for 1 month to all Vodafone customers. As Vodafone, we will continue to work on sectoral and domestic platforms that will be developed by three operators together and that can compete at the international level.”
Source: AA / Translated by Bazaar Times Team