Of all the tech companies that have launched in recent years, very few have changed our lives like Uber. Catching a cab is now a novelty, your favourite takeaway food is just a push of a button away and you can even catch a ride with your pet.
And it seems the disruption isn’t stopping there.
A new deal between Uber and telco Optus will mean purchasing a mobile phone is as simple as ordering dinner on Uber Eats.
As revealed in the Sydney Morning Herald, Optus has teamed up with Uber to launch a new initiative which could bring phones to front doors in as little as one hour.
“This is all about lifting the bar in terms of delivering a service that currently doesn’t exist,” Optus Managing Director of Marketing and Revenue Matt Williams said.
“The thing that really distinguishes this is the Uber Eats-style instant gratification.”
The program will be rolled out near nine Optus stores across Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane via Uber Direct, allowing customers to book a delivery to their home address.
“No other telco offers this kind of signature service and with Australia’s fastest 5G, we continue to raise the bar on value and service by providing one of the fastest technology delivery services in Australia and connecting our customers with the technology that improves their lives quicker than ever before,” Williams said.
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