This vending machine in Abu Dhabi is selling smartphones

Self-service dials up to new heights in the capital with the first-ever vending machine for smartphones.

Etisalat, collaborating with ADNOC Distribution, has launched a pilot allowing customers to get a new phone in minutes, round the clock.

If you want to give it a try, find it at the ADNOC service station on the Abu Dhabi Corniche.

You can still get your fill of snacks and chocolate bars inside the Géant Express and ADNOC Oasis stores but this vending machine is stocked with Android and iOS handsets and accessories.

Buyers simply need to have an Emirates ID and both cash and credit cards are accepted.

Saeed Al Rashdi, acting CEO of ADNOC Distribution, said: “This vending machine is a great example of a new fast-track service being made available to serve the needs of today’s digital world. Innovations such as this smartphone vending machine are retail additions that we welcome at our service stations.”

So, the next time you need a smartphone, cut out the middleman and do-it-yourself.

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