Optus is teaming up with Uber in Australia, and will install in-car wi-fi using the Optus 4G Plus network for passengers to use in some Uber cars. When you’re catching a quick ride across the city in Sydney or Melbourne, you might be lucky enough to get some free data along the way.
In a media release, Optus said the initial trial would see the in-car wi-fi rolled out to 100 Uber cars across Sydney and Melbourne, with free data for up to 10 devices connected to the hotspot simultaneously.
The partnership extends a little further, too, with Optus offering a special plan for Uber drivers — understood to be a low-cost data plan to help drivers lower their monthly overheads and ongoing costs. We’ve contacted Optus and Uber to see whether the service will extend to any UberX vehicles, or will be restricted to higher-grade UberBLACK or UberTaxi cars.