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Old 03-08-2019, 08:46 AM
 
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Posting here because it affects work. My car's water pump recently went bad and it was in the shop for several days for replacement. Not having any way to work, I decided to investigate Uber, but stopped short of using it because, although I could schedule a pick up online and before I left home, I saw no way to schedule a later pick up without a Smartphone. I only own a Tracfone. As a result, a relative took car of the transportation, but this may not always be the case and wanted to ask here: Without a Smartphone, is there any way to use Uber for pick up when nothing other than my Tracfone is available?


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Jon

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Old 03-08-2019, 09:02 AM
 
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I don't know. HSN has prepaid smartphones that come with a full year of phone service including data for under $100 and you can pay over a series of months. Might want to look into this if Uber is needed.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Have a friend/family member do it for you. You can probably set up your payment method under them in the app if you trust them enough.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:29 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Have a friend/family member do it for you. You can probably set up your payment method under them in the app if you trust them enough.
I thought that the Uber, goes to pick up, based on where the phone is on gps. The location is transmitted by smartphone.

if you can get Uber one way how much more expensive is a regular cab? SOmetimes it is only a few dollars more, worth it in a crunch.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I thought that the Uber, goes to pick up, based on where the phone is on gps. The location is transmitted by smartphone.

if you can get Uber one way how much more expensive is a regular cab? SOmetimes it is only a few dollars more, worth it in a crunch.
On the uber app you can use it for a friend and enter their location.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:57 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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On the uber app you can use it for a friend and enter their location.
Thank you, that is good to know. I only have used Uber when we visit the City, our small town doesn't have it.
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Old 03-08-2019, 09:58 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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If you go to uber, there is a section about using it without a smartphone - https://www.uber.com/us/en/ride/

Basically tells you to use m.uber.com
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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If you go to uber, there is a section about using it without a smartphone - https://www.uber.com/us/en/ride/

Basically tells you to use m.uber.com
I was just going to say this, you can type a pickup address in that website and request via a computer instead of a smartphone.
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Old 03-08-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Posting here because it affects work. My car's water pump recently went bad and it was in the shop for several days for replacement. Not having any way to work, I decided to investigate Uber, but stopped short of using it because, although I could schedule a pick up online and before I left home, I saw no way to schedule a later pick up without a Smartphone. I only own a Tracfone. As a result, a relative took car of the transportation, but this may not always be the case and wanted to ask here: Without a Smartphone, is there any way to use Uber for pick up when nothing other than my Tracfone is available?


Thank you!


Jon
Tracfone also has smart phones... they are as cheap as $50
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:41 AM
 
Location: FW, Indiander
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You can use a tablet if there is wifi available, as well as a regular computer as mentioned. I've done it before I got a Tracfone smartphone.
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