Several shared micro-mobility device operators offer options for renting these devices without needing a smartphone and at reduced rates.
Bird offers a Text-to-Ride feature allowing users who lack smartphones to rent scooters through texts. Also, their One Bird program waives the $1 unlocking fee. Individuals can enroll by emailing One@Bird.co with their name, phone number and any document showing they’ve qualified for a state or federal assistance program (including, but not limited to, Medicaid, SNAP or discounted utility bills).
Lime Access offers a 50% discount on Lime rides ($0.50 unlocking fee, $0.07 a minute vs. $1 and $0.15), text-to-unlock options and cash payment options at PayNearMe locations throughout the country.
Skip’s Rider Accessibility Program offers qualified users a 50% discount on all Skip rides. Arlington users can enroll in this program by visiting their website and providing proof of participation in a state or federal assistance program such as Medicaid or SNAP. Skip also offers call-to-unlock and cash payment options – interested users can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.