In today’s world, speed is essential, and you have to move fast to keep up with the events of everyday. Uber is making that completely possible by providing an internet platform to connect drivers and transport merchants in general to people who need a quick ride. It is quite a great idea come true, and it’s so easy and simple you’d think you’re having Déjà vu. Here is a comprehensive Uber review.
What is Uber?
Uber is a mobile platform, which connects drivers to passengers around several cities in several countries. It is an app, which can be installed in your Smartphone, whether android, or iPhone. All you have to do to get it is look it up and create an account and you’re in. when you find Uber, you will be required to create an account by registering your credit card as this will be your means of payment, it’s as easy and smooth as that. You can then download the app and install it to your iPhone or android.
It is however important to note that even though Uber is just a tech platform connecting drivers to passengers; it nonetheless does an excellent work of it. The services provided are excellent, and the essence of it all, speed, is maximized a great deal.
When you get the Uber app, you can signal for a driver from any location in some select states and countries. Currently, among the countries and cities where this app is available include Paris, Chicago, Washington D.C, San Francisco and Toronto. It is however quite simple to find out whether the platform is available to your country, just look it up.
When you want to call for transportation, all you have to do is launch the Uber app and then choose from one among the five types of vehicles available to you. You may pick from among other a cab, a limo or the new Uberx.
Next, you pinpoint your location on a map of the region in which you are. You simply tap it on the “set Pickup location” tab. You then have to first acknowledge your selection. After that, you will be notified of how long you may have to wait for your cab of selection to arrive to your location and pick you up.
One car can accommodate up to four people, so it is a great option for both individual and a group of friends possibly hanging out and having fun, expecting a safe and quick ride home.
There is however still another equally easy way to still call for transportation. If you’re living in the US or Canada, you can simply access Uber’s website and text the address of the place you are to UBR-CAB (827-222). Uber will then respond to you via text letting you know of how long you may have to wait for a vehicle to pick you up at your current location.
When you call for transportation in the form of a limo or a cab, or the new sleek Uberx, your price rate will be based on one of two things; the time you spend on the road or the distance you cover if the driver is driving at a speed lower than 11 mph.
The money is charged from your credit card, the tip not included. If you may wish to tip the driver for a job well done, it should be done by hand. Otherwise, the whole billing process is conducted by Uber.
It is also wise to note that Uber operates on the same basis of surge prices. As such, you will have to pay higher during times when demand for transportation is higher than its supply just like in all other platforms of transportation. When the demand equals the supply, the prizes then go back to normal. Remember, Uber is just a tech platform; the transportation industry is the same, but with better etiquette and services.
There is also a startup fee of $15, which can be reduced to a lower fee should you for some reason cancel your transportation. The prices may however vary with the place.
Taking the ride
When the car arrives, and you confirm that it is indeed the car of your selection, all you have to do is get in and get transported to your destination quickly, safely and as comfortable as possible. The cars are in great quality and the drivers too are just perfect.
The cars are quite good looking, packed with a great feeling inside and quite well maintained for maximum comfort during transportation. After you get to your destination, all you have to do is give your regards to the driver and alight, it’s as easy as that.
The convenience in using Uber
It is usually frustrating to find yourself in a situation whereby you need to get somewhere urgently but just don’t know how. Uber takes care of that. It is also a great way to stay out of a trouble when you know you need to have fun and later on travel.
It is also mobile based, so all you have to do is pick up the mobile and launch the app or if for some reason this is not possible from your current location, text your location as explained earlier. There is also no hustle about the fare as all the transaction is carried out online, leaving you in a stress-free condition.
It is quite a great thing; it benefits both the driver and passenger. The passenger is able to get to the desired destination faster, safer and in a more comfortable and stylish manner, all for an affordable fee. The driver on the other hand may actually get a chance to improve his/her welfare. Several drivers have however confessed that Uber has helped then get more passengers as compared to earlier instances.
At the end of the day, it benefits even the economy even if by just a small percentage, but a necessary one nonetheless. It is a known fact that the economy depends on speed to some degree, and hence transport, which the Uber app makes as easy and better as possible.
Notice : Price on this article is up to date of writing and maybe vary on your city or area and your ride !