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How Can I Request a Lift with my Cell Phone?

You can request a lift with any simple cell phone supporting text messages. No smart phone is needed. Your phone just needs to support text messages. In order to allow the system to recognize you, please let your phone transmit your phone number.



  1. Call Open CarPool at one of the phone numbers below.
  2. After the greeting press the "2" key to request a lift.
  3. Enter the earliest departure time at your nearest pick-up point in 24-hour format using your phone keys, e.g. "1430" for 2:30 p.m.
  4. Enter the latest departure time. This will define the time window in which you'd like to be picked up. The larger the time window the better the chances that you will find a lift.
  5. Enter the 2-digits route number. You can find the available route numbers for your location on the Open Carpool website at More > All Routes.
  6. Done. The system will inform potential passengers and they will give you a call to arrange a pick up in case.
Once you are registered, you can check it out at one of the following phone numbers:

San Jose, CA, USA
+1-408-215 23 08

Berlin, Germany
+49-30-60 98 99 77

Dublin, Ireland
+353-1-48 80 378

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