By now, we’ve all heard of the almighty Uber driving service, and if you haven’t, you must be living under a rock. The startup app provides a quick and easy option for transportation that can be reserved through the click of a button on your phone, and the cost is automatically billed to the customer’s credit card. The service currently exists in over 100 cities around the world.
Starting this summer, the transportation app will now be incorporated as a core feature in AT&T’s Android cell phones. Just like phones comes with embedded weather or news apps, Uber’s transportation app will come already downloaded in the phone.
The pairing was announced by Uber CEO Travis Kalanick at the Code Conference in California this week. It is expected that the Uber app will increase up to 50 million phones this summer and many drivers will be moving to cater to AT&T users. With the help of AT&T, the transportation app hopes to expand to many more cities and places throughout the world.
AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega released a statement that said: “With Uber we found a company that gets what it means to revolutionize an industry through mobile technology to give customers a new, compelling, and valuable service and I look forward to what we can achieve together.”
Loyal Uber lovers everywhere are waiting to see how this pairing will impact the quality of their service. Will it improve the already reliable transportation option, or will the company drown in the rush of incoming business?
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