Several shared micro-mobility device operators offer options for renting their 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. Visit Lime’s website for details.
Razor offers a discounted $0.50 start fee and discounted $0.15 per minute fee for riders receiving any local, state or federal assistance and offers a text-to-ride option for riders without smartphones. Visit Razor’s website for details.
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.
Spin Access offers a 50% discount on all rides for any individual who demonstrates they are enrolled in a local, state or federal benefits program. Individuals do not need a smartphone to unlock a Spin device under the Spin Access program. Visit Spin’s website for details.