Optus has partnered with Uber to provide customers with wifi while they ride.
The partnership sees the telco provide riders and drivers with access to its wifi while in transit. It will trial in 100 vehicles across Sydney and Melbourne first.
The in-car service will allow for up to ten devices to be hooked up to the wifi network.
“Uber has fundamentally changed the way we think about getting from point A to point B, and for us this is an opportunity to create a truly connected experience for drivers and riders by using our superfast 4G Plus Network,” said Steve Long, director of local markets at Optus.
“Recognising that online access is a critical component of the Uber experience, we are offering exclusive offers to both drivers and passengers to access the fast and reliable Optus Network while they are in transit.”
Brent Annells, head of business ANZ at Uber added: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Optus to open up the benefits of our platforms to more Australians.
“Optus has truly embraced the benefits of ridesharing today by enabling their employees to access safe and reliable rides at the touch of a button, while Optus’ deal for driver-partners will help make Uber the best and most efficient platform for partners to earn a flexible income.”
Optus has previously partnered with Uber for Australia Day this year, bringing umpires to backyard cricket matches.