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Wondering how to request an Uber or Lyft ride without a smartphone? We’ve got you covered. We know not everyone has a smart phone, and it can be a simple process to request a ride from your mobile or desktop browser as well.
Keep in mind, in order to request either an Uber or Lyft you still need a valid phone number, it just does not have to be a smartphone.
To request a Lyft ride from your browser, first enter your phone number through this website (https://ride.lyft.com) to authorize the ride request.
Lyft will send a text to your phone with a code. Then, you can simply enter your pickup location and destination through the online browser. Lastly, make sure your payment information is correct, and press “Request Lyft”.
After you request your ride, the process is similar to how it would be with the Lyft app on your smartphone. Keep your cell phone close, as Lyft will text with any important updates. You can also track the driver through the browser you used to request the ride.
Keep in mind, right now Lyft only supports original Lyft or Lyft Plus requests through a browser. They are working on bringing other services such as Lyft Line and Premier to mobile web eventually!
The process for requesting an Uber from your mobile browser is similar to Lyft. Visit this website (https://m.uber.com/) to enter your phone number and authorize your Uber account.
After entering the phone number attached to your Uber account, Uber will automatically prompt you to enter your pickup location and final destination. When finished, tap “Request”, and your ride will be requested for you.
You can monitor the whereabouts of your car through your browser.
Like Lyft, only certain Uber services are currently available to be requested through the mobile web browser.
There are also companies that exist that will help you order an Uber or Lyft without having a smartphone, check out some of those services here!