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Cash now an option with Uber

Released at: 13:23, 25/03/2016

Cash now an option with Uber

Vietnam becomes the third country where cash payments are available on all Uber trips.

by Luong Nhi

Passengers in Vietnam now have a cash payment option when using Uber taxi services, in addition to the usual card payment method.

Only 70 per cent of travelers had the option of paying cash during Uber’ previous trial period. Together with India and Kenya, Vietnam is the third country where Uber accepts cash and the first country in Southeast Asia.

Cash is still King in Vietnam, said Mr. Dang Viet Dung, General Manager of Uber Vietnam. “After an eight-month trial our cash payment technology is now accessible to everyone in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,” he added. “Our second anniversary is coming up and we thought this would be a great gift from Uber, to demonstrate our commitment to delivering new solutions to meet the evolving needs of our rapidly growing consumer base in Vietnam.”

Hyderabad in India was selected for the first global pilot, in May 2015, followed a few weeks later by Nairobi in Kenya. Today, all 27 cities in India where Uber is available have cash payments as an option, along with Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Manila in the Philippines, Bali, Bandung, Surabaya and Jakarta in Indonesia, Bangkok in Thailand, Lima in Peru, and Cairo in Egypt.

All travelers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City now have access to all existing Uber features and more when it comes to paying for their ride. They need only choose the cash payment option, take a ride, and pay the driver at the end of the trip.

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