Dial an Uber Feature: Uber Rolls Out Its New Feature in 29 Cities
Uber has rolled out its new feature Dial an Uber to all 29 cities in India. Earlier in August, 2016, Uber launched the Dial an Uber service but it was limited to only four cities that are Nagpur, Kochi, Guwahati, and Jodhpur, in India.
Using this feature user can request rides from mobile phone browsers, even in areas with low or poor network connectivity.
This means that the ‘Dial an Uber’ service allows users to book a ride without needing to install the app or registering.
Apurva Dalal said that, “Dial an Uber feature offers a convenient choice to customers looking to book a ride and is testament to our focus on using our technological edge to make mobility reliable and accessible for everyone.”
How “Dial an Uber” Feature Work?
In order to make an app-less ride booking, users can go to dial.uber.com webpage. The page prompts as a ‘Start Riding’ option, which is how the process of booking begins on the site. It will then ask for your phone number, so you can be contacted and notified regarding your booking.
Once you booked cab, then the page shows the details of the cab booked, along with the option to call the driver or cancel the trip.
The web page also has cancellation rule of a booked cab as the app, which means that you can cancel the ride within five minutes without paying a cancellation fee, post five minutes a penalty of Rs 60 is applicable.
Earlier, Uber rolled out Uber Weddings to 12 cities in India. Uber Weddings aims to help users offer hassle-free rides to their guests.
This feature will be available in 12 cities including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Pune, and Udaipur.
Previously, Uber unveiled the biggest redesign to its app and also unveiled the ‘shortcuts‘ feature that shows frequent destinations and even syncs with the user’s calendar.
Uber also said it will soon launch a feature called People that will let users set a person as a destination, rather than a location.