Optus Extends Partnership with Uber, Starts Trial on 4G-powered Free In-Car WiFi Service

Optus Extends Partnership with Uber, Starts Trial on 4G-powered Free In-Car WiFi Service Image Credit: WiFi Alliance

Optus recently inked an exclusive agreement with global ride-sharing leader Uber to collaborate on delivering exclusive offers to its customers, as well as for Uber drivers. The partnership will also see Optus employees tapping Uber as a business travel resource.

The partnership will also include a trial of in-car 4G WiFi for selected Uber vehicles which will initially be rolled out in 100 vehicles in Sydney and Melbourne. The service aims to provide data for users without eating into their personal mobile plans. The in-car WiFi connectivity allows for up to ten devices to be connected at the same time, so all passengers will be able to access the Optus 4G Plus Network on the go, said the Operator.

Steve Long, Director, Local Markets at Optus
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. 

Brent Annells, Head of Business ANZ, Uber
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.

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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