Ola has launched a booking via SMS option, which gets automatically activated, whenever you are offline.
To use the service, all you have to do is send Ola your current location via a text SMS, which then locates the rides around you. You will receive a SMS with the driver details, once your booking is confirmed.
Ola aimed at improving the experience for its existing customers. Irregular network coverage remains a big issue throughout even the major cities of India. There are situations where the connection is there, but the speed is so low that you can’t book a cab anyway. Now, you could just turn off mobile data and still be able to book a taxi when you need it.