I went to an Uber discussion forum and read a lot of posts going back and forth
on this subject. Several people said if you wrote to the Uber help desk, they
would help you validate your Uber account without a mobile phone number. Many
other users pointed out that frequently the driver may want to call you to get
better directions, etc., and trying to use Uber this way would frustrate such
So, it looked to me like the best answer was indeed to contact the Uber help
desk to see what they had to say.
From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 3:43 PM
To: TABI Mailing list
Subject: [tabi] UBER users
I downloaded the UBER app to my I Pad. During the setup it asked for my mobile
phone number. I do not have a mobile phone and my plans are not to get one any
time soon. I put my line phone number in the field instead. I think the app
sent a 4 digit verification number to the line phone that I didn’t get followed
by a welcome to URBER Ian my inbox.
Do I need a mobile phone to use this ride service?
is there an alternative way to communicate with UBER with email or the
messaging app on the I Pad?