Several shared 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).
Bolt Forward offers a 50% discount to veterans and qualifying low-income users who can enroll by providing their name, phone number, and proof of qualifying status (Veteran ID, CAC ID, EBT/SNAP card or discounted utility bill). To apply, visit the online form, call 866.BOLT.143, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Lyft Community Pass allows qualifying low-income users to sign up for $5 a month for unlimited, free 30-minute rides within the DC-area service region.
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 email@example.com for more information.