Buying smartphone has become easier, so much easier that you can now just go to a smartphone vending machine and get a device of your choice in minutes. This dispenser was launched by Etisalat in Abu Dhabi, the ‘first-of-its-kind’ in the UAE. Launched as part of a pilot project with ADNOC distribution, the leading fuel distributor and convenience store operator in the emirate, the machine will allow customers 24/7 access and a five-minute turnaround when trying to buy a smartphone.
Etisalat’s Smartphone Vending Machine
Etisalat has launched the first-ever self-service vending machine for smartphones. The first machine is available at the ADNOC Distribution service station on the Abu Dhabi Corniche. It allows customers the chance to access and buy a smartphone, at any time 24-hours a day and have it ready to go within five minutes. Also it has a vast range of handsets available including Android and Apple phones. All you need is a valid Emirates ID and of course, payment. Both cash and credit cards are accepted. The machine will dispense the product and receipt at the end of the transaction.
نطلق اليوم آلة بيع ذاتية للهواتف الذكية هي الأولى من نوعها في الدولة بالتعاون مع @ADNOCdist بهدف توفير تجارب تسوق رقمية سهلة وغير مسبوقة لعملائنا، الان وخلال فترة زمنية لا تتعدى 5 دقائق يمكن لعملائنا اقتناء هاتف ذكي من أول آلة في محطة أدنوك في كورنيش أبوظبي على مدار الساعة pic.twitter.com/HLUTSBbSc5
— etisalat UAE (@etisalat) June 25, 2019
How to Use the Vending Machine
The process is quite simple and easy to use. The vending machine provides a range of selected handsets and accessories for both Android and iOS.
- When prompted, insert your Emirates ID card into a slot
- Check your personal information displayed on the screen
- Enter or modify your mobile number
- Select the item you want and payment method.
- Both cash and credit cards are accepted.
- The machine will dispense the product and receipt at the end of the transaction.
Etisalat Digital Services
To promote and make the availability of Etisalat mobile products and services in a prime location, Etisalat launched its first vending machine at ADNOC Distribution’s service station in Abu Dhabi. This self-service machine is a great example of an efficient and smart retail environment.. Perhaps, it reaffirms Etisalat’s strong commitment to innovation and adopting the latest retail technologies to deliver digital and a seamless shopping experience for customers.