UAE's first smartphone vending machine has been launched!
It seems you can pretty much buy anything from a vending machine nowadays, and now you can even buy smartphones!
Etisalat has partnered with ADNOC Distribution to launch a smartphone self-service vending machine that is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ for the UAE.
The machine will allow customers 24/7 access and just a five-minute turnaround time to automatically buy a smart phone. That means no more waiting in queues at stores, and no more waiting for delivery from online stores. How cool is that?
The launch is part of a pilot project implemented by Etisalat and ADNOC Distribution, the leading fuel distributor and convenience store operator in the UAE, which aims to ensure the provision of high-quality services and enhanced customer experience.
The first smart-phone vending machine is available at the ADNOC Distribution service station located on the Abu Dhabi Corniche (No. 933).
The vending machine also provides a range of selected handsets and accessories for both Android and iOS.
So, how does it work? When prompted, a customer needs to insert his/her Emirates ID card, check the personal information displayed on the screen, enter their mobile number, and select the item and the payment method.
Both cash and credit cards are accepted. The machine will dispense the product and receipt at the end of the transaction.
“The launch of the UAE’s first self-service vending machine at ADNOC Distribution’s service station reaffirms our strong commitment to innovation and adopting the latest retail technologies to deliver digital and a seamless shopping experience for customers,” said Sultan Mohamed Al Dhaheri, General Manager of Etisalat Abu Dhabi.