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Hi Richard & Jim,

I enjoyed the piece about Uber and Lyft in your recent newsletter and have recommended it to several villagers.

But I have a question:  Would it be possible for some one with a tablet (e.g., iPad) and a simple non-smart cellphone to use either service?  It seems to me that it should be possible if the tablet is hooked up to a wi-fi.  She could use the tablet to communicate with the central office of Uber/Lyft and then use the cellphone to talk to the driver.  I know that both systems use text messaging, but that doesn't seem to me to be essential to the service.

I notice, by the way, that your article implies at the end that the Uber app can be downloaded to tablets.

I ask this question because many seniors have a tablet and a simple cellphone rather than a smartphone, but could really use a transportation system like Uber/Lyft.