During rush hour, it is very difficult to get a means of transport. In such a case, Uber is what the next big thing. Before you join others in the “bandwagon” and ping your driver, you need to know what the Uber app is all about. You need to know the pros and cons of using the service.
Why is Uber Popular
This app is very popular because it enables riders to contact registered driver and get a ride in the city. You should note that this app works in many parts of the world and not only in the US. You only need to download the app and your location will be shared by GPS or Wi-Fi. The nearest driver will then pick you. Users are required to be over 18 years to use the app.
Nowadays, a lot of people get free rides thanks to the referral program. In this program, you can invite your relatives and friends to use the service. In turn, you get account credits, which you can redeem for rides. However, you are required to adhere to ethical standards of promoting your referral code. You can share it via the social media or your personal website. However spamming various websites with your personal code can result in suspensions and revoke of the existing credits you have acquired.
How it works
First, you need to download the Uber app. You will share your location with the nearest driver. You will then wait for the driver. You are free to choose vehicle type and many other options such as car rates. Your credit card is then billed. There are other charges, which are applicable and include surcharges, toll fees, and cleaning fees in case you make a mess. Uber app has a fare estimate feature, which gets the estimated cost of the services you have received before booking the ride. Therefore, you will know the amount of money you are paying before you book the ride.
What to consider
After understanding how this app works, you need to consider other different things. You should note you are sharing a ride with the private vehicle owner. Therefore, there are noo signs to tell you that the car is for hire.