Get your chic on with Ola’s Look Good Express!

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Feel like adding some new goodies to your wardrobe? How about some chic new additions from one of the leading fashion houses in the country? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to both the questions, it’s time to get on the Ola app.

We’re bringing you expert Look Good Advisors from Myntra along with a bag filled with fabulous fashion goodies to add more pep to your looks.

Here’s what you have to do:

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  • Open the Ola app on 2nd August 2015 between 11:00am-4:30pm.
  • Select Look Good icon and hit ‘Ride Now’.
  • Your personal stylist will be on his/her way with your personalised fashion goodies.
  • Get ready to get your chic on with the Look Good Express.

Hot new looks and a bunch of free goodies for keeps – looking good could never get better! Here’s to the fabulous new additions to your wardrobe. Cheers!

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • This is applicable only for residents in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.
  • Please bear in mind that the demand will be very high, we suggest that you try more than once for higher chances of success.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Olacabs reserves the right to change/modify/withdraw the offer at its own discretion.

 

Smarter, faster and better with the Ola app!

The Ola app was launched in 2011, about the time when we started off, making it the first of its kind app for booking a cab. Over the years, we have got you more options, packed it with features and made it nothing short of an experience in itself.

Today, we take it a step ahead by making your app load lightning fast even on 2G networks, taking away the need to call for a cab at any point in time. Calling for a cab, we agree was a simple thing to do but we’ve made it even easier with our app. With one tap on your Ola app you can now have a ride at your doorstep.

delhiOpen the app and it automatically picks your location. You can see vehicles in your vicinity and ETA across categories to select your desired ride. You click on Ride Now, instantly receive a confirmation and details on SMS and in-app. You can track your cab as it arrives at your doorstep within minutes. You share your ride details with your loved ones, ride cashless with Ola Money and rate your ride and driver anytime in between or after the ride. How convenient is that! Now imagine attempting to do all of this over one or many phone calls! Booking through the app is child’s play. Here’s proof!

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On the other hand, India ranks 3rd globally with respect to smartphone users and that number is growing at about 45% year on year. More people in the country are using their phones to access everything from utility to entertainment. In fact, in the last one year we’ve seen bookings through the app grow from 50% to 99% per cent of our total bookings. It is only wise that we moved to where everyone already is.

So starting today, we go app-only which means the only way you can always get a cab, is through the Ola app. But isn’t it comforting to talk to someone if you’d need to, at any point in time? Which is why we have retained 3355 3355 as ‘Ola Care’ for any support, assistance or feedback you’d  24×7. Do note that Ola Care will not be able to make a booking on your behalf. For that, there is the app. If you haven’t got it yet, head to www.ola.bz/b, get clicking and #ChaloNiklo.

Your Ola Auto fares – Explained!

Have to go somewhere in your city but don’t want to haggle with the auto drivers? Don’t! Just get on your trusty Ola app and book a convenient Ola Auto right from your phone and get a doorstep pickup within minutes from anywhere in your city.

Have a look at the Ola Auto fares in different cities to see how convenience and affordability come together at your doorstep with Ola Auto.Auto-fare-chart (1)

Here’s also a look at our billing process at the end of your Ola Auto ride:

  1. Ola money is not deducted automatically and is deducted manually by the driver with the help of an OTP, which is communicated by the customer to driver.
  2. Bill amount is strictly as per meter fare + Rs. 10 convenience charge. (Except Mumbai and Ahmedabad).
  3. After ride completion, customer can choose to pay either with Ola Money or cash.
  4. No invoice will be provided in any case, whether Ola Money or cash.

If customer chooses to pay in cash, driver selects the cash option on his device, collects cash from the customer and ends the ride.

On the other hand, if customer chooses to pay via Ola Money, then following steps are followed:

Step 1 After the driver ends the trip, driver selects the Ola Money option in his device.

Step 2 Then he enters the bill amount as per the meter and convenience charge (night charges extra)

Step 3 Customer immediately receives a SMS or an automated call mentioning the bill amount and OTP.

Step 4 Customer communicates the OTP to the driver. Driver enters the OTP and the amount gets deducted from Customer’s Ola Money wallet and receives a message and transferred to driver’s Ola Money account.

Step 5 If customer has insufficient balance in his Ola Money account then the balance is deducted and collected by the driver in cash.

Note: If OTP fails to generate on time or gets delayed then driver can regenerate the OTP again, this can be done any number of times. Because of network or any technical error if OTP is not generated then final bill amount should be paid in cash to the driver

If you are wondering what an OTP is, it is the One Time Password that you receive as an SMS on your phone when you want to complete your Ola Money payment for your Auto ride. The OTP makes sure that your transaction is verified.

We hope that the information here helps you in understanding  the payment process for Ola Autos.  For any further queries, you can Tweet at us @olacabs or follow us on Facebook. Just get on the Ola app: www.ola.bz/b, select ‘AUTO’ and hit ‘RIDE NOW’. #ChaloNiklo

Celebrating Ramzan With our Drivers!

Our drivers work hard to make it convenient for you to travel anywhere in your city. In rain or shine, from dusk to dawn, they make it possible for you get to your destination without any stress.

Endless hours on the road and being away from their families probably take a toll on them but they continue to drive on without letting that affect their service. This Ramzan, we wanted to appreciate them for their dedication with a little surprise!

Watch the video below to see what happened next!

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Flat 25% OFF on all your rides in Bangalore!

Now take an Ola wherever you go in Bangalore because we’re giving you 25% OFF on every Ola cab ride! You can now enjoy a FLAT 25% OFF on your next 7 cab rides between 24th July –  31st July 2015 when you pay using Ola Money.

Just open the app, select your ride, hit ‘Ride Now’ and apply the code OM25.

More convenience and more affordability, is there a better way to travel? We think not! Download the app from www.ola.bz/b and get going!

Terms and conditions:

  • Offer valid on 7 Ola cab rides between 24th July – 31st July 2015
  • Apply  code OM25 on each of your rides to enjoy this offer.
  • Please make sure that your Ola Money balance is more than Rs.100 for each of your rides.
  • Applicable only for bookings made for the city of Bangalore.
  • Applicable only for rides paid using Ola Money.
  • Maximum discount amount will be upto Rs.75.
  • Valid only on city taxi rides booked on the Ola app.
  • Toll/Parking charges are payable at actuals over and above the offer, on which offer shall not be applicable.
  • Offer cannot be clubbed with any other existing offer of Olacabs.
  • Cabs will be provided subject to availability.

Get an iPad Mini with Ola Money!

Ipad-Mini-Mailer (2)Can you imagine stepping out of your Ola ride without paying a single Rupee in cash? Recharge your Ola Money account now, and enjoy a quick, cashless and hassle-free experience on your next ride!

If that isn’t enough, you now also stand a chance to win an iPad MINI when you pay for your rides with Ola Money!

How?

  • Open the Ola app and recharge Ola Money for Rs 300 or more.*

One simple step and a chance to win a brand new iPad Mini, could it get any better?

So, what are you waiting for?  30 iPad Minis are up for grabs! Recharge Ola Money now & #ChaloNiklo!

Terms and Conditions:

  • This is a lucky draw offer for all the cities except Chennai
  • For Chennai Customers: Customer with a maximum sum of recharge amount during the offer period will win the contest.
  • Offer is valid from 25th July, 2015 to 5th August, 2015.
  • Recharge amount should be Rs. 300 or more.
  • You must recharge at least once during the offer period.
  • Ola Money once recharged cannot be refunded.
  • You can use Ola Money on Cabs, Auto, Ola Cafe and Ola Store.
  • The winners will be informed via email.
  • The winning prize is an iPad mini.
  • Once the winner is announced, it will take upto 20 days to ship the device.
  • Olacabs reserves the right to change the offer as per their discretion.

 

Say Ola to TaxiForSure Hatchbacks at just Rs.8/km* in Mumbai!

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We’re always trying to hook you up with the best ride options possible. With that in mind, we recently brought the super-economical TaxiForSure hatchbacks on your Ola mobile app. What’s even better is that now TaxiForSure has further reduced its fare from Rs.15/km to Rs.8/km* only!

That’s right; your hatchback rides in Mumbai now start at only Rs.8/km with base fare of Rs.59 for 2kms. The same rate applies for your airport rides too. You’d be happy to note that we have also done away with night charges, only a ride time charge of Rs. 1.50 per minute would apply. So say Ola to the super economical rides from TaxiForSure, which have now become even more affordable!

What are you waiting for? Just open the Ola app, click on the TaxiForSure icon, hit RIDE NOW and #ChaloNiklo.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This fare change is valid only for city rides in Mumbai.
  • Valid only for RIDE NOW option on the Ola app.
  • Toll/Parking charges are payable at actuals over and above the price change. The price change is not applicable on the toll charges.
  • Cabs will be provided subject to availability.
  • Olacabs and TaxiForSure reserve the right to change/withdraw the fare change at their own discretion.

Say Ola to TaxiForSure Hatchbacks at just Rs.7/km* in Delhi!

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We’re always trying to hook you up with the best ride options possible. With that in mind, we recently brought the super-economical TaxiForSure hatchbacks on your Ola mobile app. What’s even better is that now TaxiForSure has further reduced its fare from Rs.14/km to Rs.7/km* only!

That’s right; your hatchback rides in Delhi now start at only Rs.7/km with base fare of Rs.59 for 2kms. The same rate applies for your airport rides too. You’d be happy to note that we have also done away with night charges, only a ride time charge of Rs. 1.50 per minute would apply. So say Ola to the super economical rides from TaxiForSure, which have now become even more affordable!

What are you waiting for? Just open the Ola app, click on the TaxiForSure icon, hit RIDE NOW and #ChaloNiklo.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This fare change is valid only for city rides in Delhi- NCR.
  • Valid only for RIDE NOW option on the Ola app.
  • Toll/Parking charges are payable at actuals over and above the price change. The price change is not applicable on the toll charges.
  • Cabs will be provided subject to availability.
  • Olacabs and TaxiForSure reserve the right to change/withdraw the fare change at their own discretion.

 

Earn Ola Money, just by referring!

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So you think you are popular? Time to put it to test. Join the Ola referral programme, and earn Ola money for every new referral.

Want to know how?

Open the Ola app, visit the Invite & Earn section, and find your referral code.  It’s an alpha-numeric code like: Z4XAZ1Menu

Now, get everyone you know to sign up on Ola with your referral code- your extended family, your neighbours, your classmates, your colleagues, that girl you have a crush on, that teacher you want to impress…the list goes on.

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Once someone signs up on Ola with your code, he/she gets Rs. 200 Ola money towards their first ride!

When they take their first ride, we will credit Rs.200 Ola money to your account as your reward.

You can check your earning from the app too:1

 

Friend joins, friend earns,

Friend rides, you earn!

Moral of the story: the more your refer, the more you earn.

So #ChaloNiklo and get referring NOW!

Team Ola!
For T&Cs, visit: https://www.olacabs.com/info/faqs#ReferralScheme

Say Ola to TaxiForSure Hatchbacks at just Rs. 6/km* in Bangalore

Bangalore-Mailer-1We’re always trying to hook you up with the best ride options possible. With that in mind, we recently brought the super-economical TaxiForSure Hatchbacks on your Ola mobile app. What’s even better is that now TaxiForSure has further reduced its fare from Rs. 14/km to Rs. 6/km* only!

That’s right; your Hatchback rides now start at only Rs. 6/km* with a base fare of Rs. 49  for 2 kms. Please note that we’ve also done away with the night charges, only a ride time charge of Rs. 1.50 per minute would apply.  So say Ola to the super-economical rides from TaxiForSure, which have now become even more affordable!

What are you waiting for? Just open the Ola app: www.ola.bz/b , click on the TFS icon, hit RIDE NOW and #ChaloNiklo

Terms and Conditions:

  • This fare change is valid only for city rides in Bangalore.
  • Valid only for RIDE NOW option on the Ola app.
  • Toll/Parking charges are payable at actuals over and above the price change. The price change is not applicable on the toll charges.
  • Cabs will be provided subject to availability.
  • Olacabs and TaxiForSure reserve the right to change/withdraw the fare change at their own discretion.