Feb 07

3 Reasons You Should Try Uber This Season

According to the latest statistics from Business of Apps, Uber service is currently available in 83 countries and over 674 cities worldwide. In the United States alone, Uber has more than 160,000 active drivers and its net revenue reached $6.5 billion in 2016.

Uber was founded in 2009 with the app released a year later. While it was initially a service aimed at providing an affordable way for customers to book drivers using their own cars, the company evolved into a global giant. The company’s global success contributed to the decrease in traditional taxi usage, but it also sparked controversy in some European cities such as Paris, with Uber’s app being banned by the authorities in Berlin.  


In this article, we will explore some of the top reasons why you should be using Uber this season.


It’s Cheaper Than Taxis


One of the main reasons behind Uber’s growing popularity is that it’s often considerably cheaper than taxis. Of course, the cost will depend on the city where Uber is operating, so there are notable exceptions such as New York and Philadelphia.


Another important thing to remember is that you don’t have to tip your Uber driver. If you add a 20 percent to the cab fares, Uber easily comes as a better deal than taxis in almost every city in the US, for example.


The Uber app lets riders choose from six different vehicle options after they enter their basic contact and billing information. We’ll list only the most common Uber services here, but you can get more info about the other Uber services on their website.   


    • UberX – It’s by far the most popular way to use Uber and also the cheapest option available. Seats up to 4 passengers.


  • UberXL – Offers seats for 6 to 7 passengers. Most UberXL cars are SUVs and minivans. UberXL costs more than UberX.
  • UberPool – Lets two Uber users share their ride and split the cost. While you don’t get to decide who rides with you, it’s still the cheapest Uber service currently available.



Fast Service


It often happens that you have to wait for a taxi to pick you up at a local airport and we all know how frustrating this can be. With Uber, you can catch a ride anytime, almost anywhere, as it has been estimated that Uber customers wait no more than 3 minutes for a ride. It’s easy to see how Uber can save you a lot of time by providing a faster and more efficient service than most taxi companies as well as public transportation.


New customers are offered a free ride credit in amounts worth up to $15 by using Uber’s ‘Try Now’ Promo Code. You can find more information about Uber’s Promo Code on rideshareapps.com.


It’s Safer


Uber has introduced several new methods aimed at reducing risks for customers using their services. Both passengers and drivers now have profiles that can be reviewed before pick up. Customers can check driver’s profiles for various information, and this can be a big advantage when you’re traveling abroad because you can see what languages drivers speak on their profile.


You will also have the ability to use ‘share my ETA’ feature that lets you share your journey in real time with friends and family.

About the author

Jessica Pulido

Jessica is the owner of OMG Goodies. She loves to do reviews on the latest products, as well as share them with her friends and followers. If you would like Jessica to do a review for you, email her at omgfreebees@gmail.com

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