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yesterday i went on a date and decided to pick her up in a cab (so that we could both have a few drinks and not have to worry about driving). normally i would have used a standard taxi service but a friend has been bragging about this new ride service called Uber. i researched it a bit and decided it was overpriced initially… but this time i decided to use them because we were a bit late and the cabs here can take up to 30 minutes to come.
i already had their app installed and had an account so all i had to do was open the app and click two buttons and im greeted with the message “your driver is 3 minutes away”, and shorty after that i get a text saying “Hi Chad, your Uber is en route. Gary (4.8 stars) will pick you up in 1 minute”. one minute later a black town car shows up and its Gary, he was well dressed and the car was extremely clean and well air conditioned.
we got to our reservation on time and i went to give him a tip and he says “the tip is included in the fair”. when i opened the app it said it cost $28, which i was surprised about because with a normal cab it would have cost me $21 and a $3 tip so that would be $24… for a few bucks more you get to ride in a damn town car…
i just wanted to share my pleasant experience with tumblr, and hopefully saved you from being in a situation where you cant wait 30 minutes for a cab. they have a promotion going on where if you take one ride with them you get $10 off your first ride: http://bit.ly/SW2b0o (promocode uberdeal10)
i forgot to tell you guys that they also had free chilled water bottles in the car
Is this available all over North America?
They are currently only serving the following cities:
Yeah Uber is amazing. I’ve only had great experiences in SF (our guy had gum for us too and was really nice). So if you are in these cities, do it!
omg, i had no idea… we were in need of gum too!