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Uber will take cash for rides in one Indian city

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
May 11, 2015
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Part of the point of Uber is paying for a car ride without reaching for your wallet, but the company is willing to make exceptions if it means getting your business. As of May 12th, you can get a lift in Hyderabad, India using old-fashioned cash -- important in a country where online credit card payments are relatively rare. It's just an "experiment" at the moment, but the ridesharing outfit tells the Financial Times that it's considering expanding the option to other developing areas if it takes off. You probably won't be paying for American trips with hard currency, then. Still, the extra choice could mean a lot if the rupees in your pocket are all you have to get to the airport on time.

[Image credit: AP Photo/Saurabh Das]

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