I'll be visiting the US (specifically Los Angeles) in the very near future, and will need to travel from the airport to my hotel. To save money compared to a traditional taxi, I could take Uber or Lyft, but both of them seem to want US phone numbers, and I don't have one of those.
Is it possible to use either of these services purely via the internet (depending on airport wifi)? Obviously there'd be features that are unavailable (like automatic GPS marking to say "I'm here, pick me up"), but as long as I can get a ride to my destination, the rest can take care of itself.
Additional complication: I don't have a smart phone, so this would all be using my laptop's web browser (not the actual app). AIUI this should not be a problem, but it does mean I can't register a phone of any kind. I do have an Australian phone number capable of receiving text messages, but it won't have service once I'm in LA.