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I heard I shouldn't type my destination until I am in the car, so the drivers...

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1953 Rider
 Posted 2 years, 9 months ago

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I heard I shouldn't type my destination until I am in the car, so the drivers cannot cancel or not pick you up. Is this true?

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    1059 Rider Driver
     1 year ago

    How do you order a ride without inputting your destination?  How does Uber compute your "upfront" trip price, etc? 

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      OP 1953 Rider
       1 year ago

      Yeah, I don't think you can anymore.  You used to be able to do it on both Uber app and m.uber.com.  The workflow was that you open the app, you see the available cars and wait time, and you could click on "Request" without actually specifying the destination.

      Around the time Uber introduced upfront pricing, they changed this.  For a while, I think there was still a way to request one without entering the destination.  You just had to ignore the input field.  

      I just tried and I don't think it's possible to avoid that.  You must enter the destination 

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        184 Rider
         1 year ago

        Yeah, it was the version of Uber app where there was a slider at the bottom of the screen to choose the vehicle type.  You could have tapped the car service there, and you could request one immediately.  The next screen was where you entered your own location. 

        I remember taking Uber like a taxicab. Just hop in, and THEN I tell the destination.  

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    1201 Driver Rider Guru
     1 year ago