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How to use the SOS button on the Ola App

Have you ever noticed the SOS button on your screen while riding in an Ola cab? Ever wondered what that button can do?

What is SOS and what does the SOS button do?

SOS is a globally accepted code signal for extreme distress situations. With a single click, the SOS button on the Ola app enables you to escalate matters of safety and related concerns to our safety response team in real time.

What happens when you click the SOS button?

Upon clicking, the app triggers an automatic message with your ride details to our safety response team. In a matter of seconds, the team tries to get in touch with you and the driver via phone calls.

Along with this, you can also choose to send the ride details to your emergency contacts. Information such as your driver’s contact details, vehicle number and a link to live track your ride is provided via SMS.

How to send SOS signal on the Ola App

Win Max Fashion vouchers with your Prime rides!

This time round, riding with Ola Prime gives you an extra edge on fashion.

With our latest alliance with Max Fashion on the eve of their new store launch at Palava Dombivali on 28th March, Prime riders stand a chance to win exclusive gift vouchers worth Rs.2500.

Here’s how you can win it:

The more Prime rides you take, the better your chances of winning!

Want more? Ola customers also get exclusive goodies by flashing their Prime invoice at the newly launched Max Fashion store on the launch date.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Code MAXFASHION is zero discount code
  • Code applicable only on Prime Sedan & Prime SUV rides in Mumbai
  • Winners will be informed separately via call/ mail.
  • Ola will make the final decision with regards to the winners.
  • Ola  invoice should be of 28th March to avail goodies, offer applicable only on 28th March, 2017
  • Ola reserves the right to modify/withdraw this promotional activity at its sole discretion

All your questions about Share Express, answered!

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding Share Express! To address these, here are a few answers to help you get a better understanding about Share Express.

What is Share Express?

Share Express is a form of ride-sharing, but one that operates only on fixed routes. This means that now you can travel faster without deviations, no peak pricing and also greater savings!

How is Share Express different than Share?

On Share Express, the routes are fixed! This means that you’re only matched with fellow passengers travelling on the same route, thereby ensuring that on-route deviation doesn’t happen.

For you, a short walk to your boarding point saves you 20% more, in comparison to regular Share rides.

What are the Share Express routes and when are they available?

To help ease your office commute, we created Share Express routes based on popular routes across the city. To know about the Share Express routes and timings in your city, click here.

Ola and Big Bazaar tie-up to bring you the best deal ever!

Come get swept away in the excitement of a new store opening! Big Bazaar is opening a brand new outlet in Ambuja and you’re invited. Even better, you get a chance to win a voucher!

What’s more, when you’re done shopping, you can head to the Ola kiosk to help you book your ride home.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Valid only in Raipur  
  • CRN number has to be less than 1 week old
  • Ola reserves the right to modify/withdraw the activity at its own discretion

Celebrate Ugadi with loved ones and Ola!

There’s nothing better than being with the people you love during the festival of Ugadi.

Going the distance to surprise your friends and family with a quick visit just got easier. Book an Ola Outstation ride and get 20% off upto Rs.500.  

All you need to do is use the code : UGADI

Terms & Conditions:

  • Code should be applied before the start of the trip
  • Applicable on one-way trips
  • Offer valid only on trips starting from Hyderabad and Bangalore
  • Offer valid from 24th March, 2017 to 2nd April 2017

Easier daily commute with Ola Share!

Here’s one more reason for you to ride Ola to work today. Take an Ola Share in the morning between 8 am & 12 pm and get 50% or up to Rs 75 off on your Share ride in the evening between 5 pm & 9 pm.

So, book an Ola Share now and get rewarded!

Terms and conditions:

  • Offer applicable in Hyderabad on 23rd March
  • The offer is exclusive to users receiving this communication
  • Once you complete your ride in the morning, the discount voucher will be credited to the ‘Offers & Free Rides’ section of your app by 4 PM
  • To redeem offer in the evening, apply coupon while booking
  • The discount does not apply to Share pass users and on Share Express routes
  • To avail the offer, update to the latest version of the app (Android – 4.2.9 and above; iOS – 4.3.2 and above; Windows – Offer not applicable)

 

Ola Share: Flat Fare Day – Chennai. All share rides at flat rate of just Rs.40!

At Ola Share, we’re constantly innovating to make your daily travel more pocket-friendly and convenient. Now, here’s more to it and we have an irresistible offer waiting for you. All your Share rides will be charged at a flat rate of Rs 40 upto 7 km!

So, #DoYourShare and say Ola to ride-sharing!

Terms & Conditions:

  • This offer is applicable only on March 21st, 2017
  • This offer is applicable only to users in Chennai
  • A flat rate of Rs 40 is applicable upto 7 km, fares revert to normal after 7 km
  • Peak pricing, if any maybe charged extra
  • Two-seat pricing would be charged as per normal rates

Terms & Conditions for Chennai: 20th – 26th March

Offer Code: 500BACK

  • Offer details: Take 3 rides & get Rs 150 cashback or take 7 rides & get Rs.500 cashback
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Cashback will be processed by 30th March
  • Valid only on Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: BACK500

  • Offer details: Take 3 rides & get Rs 150 cashback or take 7 rides & get Rs.500 cashback
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Cashback will be processed by 30th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: BACK300

  • Offer details: Take 2 rides & get Rs 100 cashback or take 5 rides & get Rs.300 cashback
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Cashback will be processed by 30th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: 400CHN

  • Offer details: Take 3 rides & get Rs 150 cashback or take 6 rides & get Rs. 400 cashback
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Cashback will be processed by 30th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: BACK250

  • Offer details: Take 2 rides & get Rs 100 cashback or take 4 rides & get Rs. 250 cashback
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Cashback will be processed by 30th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: 750BACK

  • Offer details: Rs.75 off on 10 Micro/Mini/Prime rides
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: BACK1000

  • Offer details: Rs.100 off on 10 Micro/Mini/Prime rides
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: 150OFF

  • Offer details: Rs.150 off on 2 Mini/Prime rides
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: 75PRIME

  • Offer details: 50% off upto Rs.75 off on 5 Prime rides -9am to 5pm. Mon to Fri
  • Validity: 20th – 24th March
  • Valid only on Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: PAY49

  • Offer details: Flat Rs 49/- on next 6 Micro rides upto 7 kms. Post 7kms Rs6/km. Free ride time 30mins. Post 30mins, Rs 1/min
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Micro cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: PAY75

  • Offer details: Flat Rs 75/- on next 6 Micro/Mini/Prime rides upto 12 kms. Post 12kms Rs9/km. Free ride time 45mins. Post 45mins, Rs 1/min
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: PAY99

  • Offer details: Flat Rs 99/- on next 6 Micro/Mini/Prime rides upto 15 kms. Post 15kms Rs9/km. Free ride time 45mins. Post 45mins, Rs 1/min
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: WEEKEND50

  • Offer details: 33% off upto Rs.50 on next 2 rides on Saturday and Sunday
  • Validity: 25th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: 50WEEKEND

  • Offer details: Rs.50 on next 4 rides on Saturday and Sunday
  • Validity: 25th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: OFF50

  • Offer details: Rs.50 off on next 4 rides between Friday & Sunday
  • Validity: 24th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: 50MINI

  • Offer details: Rs.50 off on 5 Mini rides – 11am to 5pm. (Mon to Fri)
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Mini cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: 100CHN

  • Offer details: Take 4 rides and get Rs.100 cashback
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Cashback will be processed by 30th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime cab rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: 50OFF

  • Offer details: Rs.50 off on your first Share ride
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Share rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: CB50

  • Offer details: Take 2 share rides and get Rs.50 Cashback
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Cashback will be processed by 30th March
  • Valid only on Share rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: 33SHARE

  • Offer details: 33% Discount upto Rs.50 on next 6 share rides.
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Share rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Offer Code: 50SHARE

  • Offer details: 50% Discount upto Rs.50 on next 6 share rides.
  • Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Share rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Workflow Offer Code:

  • Offer details: Get Rs.75 off voucher for next ride
  • Discount voucher will be issued only for 1st and 2nd ride during this period
  • Discount voucher will be issued on the Offers & Free Ride section of the app
  • Discount voucher will be valid for 3 days after being issued.
  • Offer Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Workflow Offer Code: BACK100

  • Offer details: Get Rs 100 off on a Micro/Mini/Prime ride. Also get a discount voucher worth Rs.75 for your next ride
  • Discount vouchers will be issued only till 4th ride completion
  • Discount voucher will be issued on the Offers & Free Ride section of the app
  • Discount voucher will be valid for 3 days after being issued.
  • Offer Validity: 20th – 26th March
  • Valid only on Micro/Mini/Prime rides in Chennai only
  • Valid only for users receiving communication from Ola
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offers at its own discretion

Set up your Emergency contacts on the Ola App

Did you know that you can add Emergency Contacts on the Ola app?

For added convenience, now add up to 5 emergency contacts who you can opt-in for sending your trip details automatically once your ride begins. These contacts will receive information such as the driver’s contact, the vehicle number and a link to live track your ride.

How to set up emergency contacts on the Ola App:

 

Travel in Bhopal, Indore and Nagpur at flat fares with Ola Micro & Mini!

At Ola, we’re constantly innovating to make your daily travel more pocket-friendly and convenient. You can now enjoy flat fares on your Micro and Mini rides in your city starting at just Rs.99.

You get to travel upto 10 kms at flat Rs 99. All that you need to do is apply the code RIDE99 while booking. With flat fares, you no longer need to worry about fluctuating fares or planning your expenses.

So whether you are planning to go shopping, commuting from home to office, or just going to meet a friend, get flat fares with Ola Micro & Mini, the best way to get around your city.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Flat fares are available on Ola Micro & Mini rides at Rs.99 for up to 10 kms. Regular Micro fare applies after the specified distance
  • This offer is applicable to only those customers who received the same communication
  • Free ride time is limited to 30 minutes only and will be charged post that.
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw this offer at its own discretion
  • Regular Share fare applies after the specified distance.
  • Minimum of regular share and Flat fare prices would be applicable.