Good news: Uber is now offering cash as an alternative payment option

For those without credit cards
by Drei Laurel | Nov 3, 2015

Uber cash

Uber opened up an entirely new world of options upon its arrival in the Philippines. But one option it did lack was the convenience of paying with cash straight up--a deal-breaker for anyone who hasn't signed up for a credit card. And so cardless individuals continue to try their luck with regular cabs or other TNC services whose drivers have the option to ignore them if they don't pledge a handsome tip. All that is about to change.

Uber has announced it will begin to introduce cash as an alternative payment option for a number of Uber rides in Manila starting today, adding that the cash option will be rolled out gradually to all riders over the next few weeks.

Here's how it works:

Step 1 - Open the app and go to the menu. On the top left corner, select the payment tab.

Step 2 - Select "cash" as your payment option (again, not all Uber vehicles will have this option just yet).

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Step 3 - Request for a ride.

Step 4 - Confirm your pickup location and payment method.

Step 5 - Before you get out, pay the amount shown in the app.

So there you have it. No more cards. No more wireless transfers. Just good old-fashioned paper. An early gift from the guys at Uber just in time for the holiday shopping season.

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