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Uber India lets users hail a ride from their browser

Engadget Engadget 18/08/2016 Daniel Cooper
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Uber's found that one size does not fit all when it comes to bringing its business to other parts of the world. Take India, where the company has had to implement cash payments, panic buttons and axe surge pricing. Now, to combat the country's weaker cellular infrastructure, you no longer need to have the smartphone app installed to hail a ride. Instead, the company is offering a browser-based service -- Dial an Uber -- that lets people summon vehicles from desktops, laptops, tablets or smartphones. In addition, the service can be used to request trips for people other than yourself, like relatives who can't use or don't have a smartphone. As The Verge reports, Dial an Uber is rolling out in the cities of Nagpur, Kochi, Guwahati and Jodhpur.

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