How this feature worksUsers simply need to tap the call button after booking the cab, and then press on the pop-up Free Call option, after which they would have to grant permission to the app to access the device microphone. Granting permission is claimed to enable the in-app calling functionality. Next, users would see a call screen displaying the name of the driver and a call timer, along with controls for muting audio, activating speaker and ending the call. https://twitter.com/venkatananth/status/1094264374590529536 This VoIP call through the app, that would make use of cellular data or connected Wi-Fi network, enables both driver and rider to keep their respective phone numbers hidden, and the driver would simply be displayed as “Uber” on the call screen. The free calls take place through Uber servers and conversations can be recorded by Uber. This feature is cost-effective and comes in handy in case you are traveling abroad and don’t possess a local SIM or don’t have international roaming activated. Drivers, too, can make a call to riders without having to leave the Uber app. Users are appreciative of the new feature because of its convenience. However, even though the VoIP feature has started in India, Uber still allows users to make cellular-network based voice calls. The VoIP is available only for Uber cab service, and not for other Uber services.
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