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Uber's latest update will allow you to book rides 30 days in advance

Written By Indiagreat .in on Monday, 26 September 2016 | 09:40:00

Ride-hailing app Uber on Thursday rolled out "Schedule a Ride " update that will let the users schedule their ride for as little as 15 minutes to as many as 30 days in advance. The feature is available in over 20 cities across the country. The feature is available only for uberGO and uberX for now.

"Uber's objective to offer accessible and reliable rides goes a notch further with the introduction of 'Schedule a Ride' feature. Riders can use this feature to book a ride from 15 mins to 30 days in advance. For our driver-partners, it minimises idle time and for riders it is an additional comfort of knowing your Uber will be there when it's time to head out, "said Amit Jain, president of Uber India.

To schedule your ride  first select your preferred vehicle view and tap on "Schedule a Ride." Next set your pickup date, time, location, and destination. Confirm the details of your upcoming trip and tap "Schedule uberX" or "Schedule uberGO". You can cancel at anytime before your ride is on the way. Uber will send you reminders both 24 hours and 30 minutes in advance of your pickup. You'll be notified after your ride is on the way, as well as whether dynamic pricing applies. You can pay through your credit cards, debit cards, prepaid wallets or in cash.

Uber recently also released a Request a Ride update for its users. The feature allows the user to book Uber rides on behalf of their family and friends. Company aims to increase the accessibility of the Uber app and offer rides even to those who lack smartphones or do not have the app. It recently also released a "Dial An Uber" update aiming to reach out to users living in poor connectivity areas and do not have the Uber app downloaded on their phones .

Currently available in Nagpur, Kochi, Guwahati, and Jodhpur, the feature allows users to have access to low-cost uberGO rides. User has to first go to dial.uber.com on their mobile phone browser and login or register with a phone number. They are then given the pricing information, fare estimate, and can request a ride with a single tap. However, the rider will have to pay in cash for the trip.





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