Drones and mobile phones often go hand in hand in today’s world.
For smaller, user-friendly drone models, phones usually come as the designated controller. Using an app and the phone’s interface, users can control their drones without having an actual physical controller. This eases the transition for those new to the world of drones. It also gives a portability feature, as you do not have to carry a controller while traveling. You always carry your phone with you, and that eliminates an extra item on your luggage.
With this in mind, the Australian-based telecommunications company Telstra will soon take advantage of the growing drone industry.
Telstra Phone Package
For Australians out there, you may have the opportunity to get a free drone along with a mobile phone purchase. In an attempt to get some buzz around their revitalization project, Telstra will start offering bundles including drones with their phones and broadband plans. In today’s very competitive market, they plan to get people’s attention with a more modern offer. The plan spans from June 2019 to as far as 2022. Aside from drones, Telstra also offers other tech gadgets to sweeten the deal. These include smartwatches and tablets, along with more conventional freebies like data plans.
Will this work? Will an incentive of a free drone (and other tech) be enough to turn some heads in this very competitive market? While the packages sound alluring, people may seem a bit cautious because of Telstra’s past record. Previous subscribers expressed discontent with the services, citing problems with pricing and connectivity. For those in Australia who do want to take the deal, it can be a great way to learn about drone technology without spending extra. You get to try out a starter drone, learn the controls, and maybe give you enough information to upgrade to more serious drone models.