How to use Uber without a smartphone

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Uber is one of the most popular ways to get around major cities around the world. You just need to download the app and create an account to be able to order a private taxi ride. However, Uber has realized that some users don't have smartphones and can't use the app to book. That is why they have created a website that allows users to achieve the same results without using a smartphone. Stay with us and we'll explain how everything works.



CREATE YOUR UBER ONLINE ACCOUNT

If you don't own a smartphone, you can still book rides on Uber but instead of using the app, you'll have to rely on Uber's official website. We explain what you need to do to create a profile and how to book an Uber driver later. Here's what you need to do:


  1. Go to the Uber website with your PC or laptop. When you get to the homepage, you can start the registration process. Uber will want to know your location, so press "Yes" when Uber asks you to share your location. You'll share your IP address with Uber, helping them figure out where you are.
  2. Enter your account details and payment method. Next, you will need to provide your email address and enter a password. Fill in all the boxes with the correct information to complete the registration process. The last step is to enter the payment method by providing your credit card number. However, you can do it later.
  3. When you fill in all the boxes, press the big blue button at the bottom of the page. It says “Create Account” and after clicking on it, you are ready to order your first Uber ride.

ORDERING RACE WITHOUT THE UBER APP

Now that your account is set up, you can use any computer or mobile device to book an Uber driver. Here's what you need to do:



  1. Go to Uber's official website on any device.
  2. Some users receive a "Network Error" for security reasons. If so, write an email to the Uber support team. Include your name, the email you used to register the account and explain that you are getting the error. The problem should be solved in a few hours. If after the problem persists for a few days, please resend the message.
  3. Enter your email and password to access the site. Press "Done" and you should be able to access the Uber website.
  4. If you skipped the payment information section when creating your profile, please enter your payment details first. You are now ready to book your first ride on Uber.

BOOK A TOUR

Ok, when you have entered your payment details and when everything has gone well, you are ready to book your first ride. Follow these simple steps and you will be on your way in no time.


  1. First, enter the pickup location. The “set pickup” pin will be displayed in the center of the screen. If Uber can't automatically find your exact location, enter the address manually by moving the pin to the desired spot.
  2. So, choose the type of ride you need. You can choose larger family wagons if you are carrying a lot of luggage or if there are more than 4 people together for the journey. Click on the toy car icon in the lower right corner and choose the ride you want.
  3. Now, after selecting the pick-up location and vehicle type, confirm your choice by tapping the “Set pick-up location” banner on the map. This will take you to the confirmation screen.
  4. Once there, enter your destination. You will see a bar that says "Add drop off location" in the upper right corner of the screen. Type in your destination.
  5. Then, check the cost of the ride. Click on the “Rate Estimate” button to get a price estimate.
  6. You can also use a promotional code if you have one. Click on "Promo Code" right next to the "Rate Quote" and enter the code in the box.
  7. If you've filled in all the information, you're ready to book your first ride on Uber. Press the black button at the bottom of the screen and the first available driver will start moving to the collection point.

FOLLOW YOUR UBER DRIVER

One of Uber's best features is that you can follow the car it is supposed to pick you up in real time. Leave the browser open and see how your car approaches your location. You will also have access to driver information. Whatever you do, leave your browser open until the taxi arrives.



GET UBER RIDES WITHOUT SMARTPHONE

Uber has taken the world by storm and the company is always looking for new ways to improve its services. Since some users do not have smartphones, they have also made it possible to book a ride through their official website. So if you ever find yourself stuck somewhere without a smartphone, you can use other devices and book a ride in no time.

Do you use the Uber app or website to book private taxi rides? If you're using the app, did you know you can use the desktop site too? Let us know in the comments section below.



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