In the last post we went through about what is Uber and how to become Uber Driver.
Today we going to discuss as customer perspective a.k.a Rider.
There are so many Pros of taking Uber ride than conventional Taxi’s.
Here we’ll talk about 10 compelling reason WHY UBER BEAT TAXI’s in every sense.
Before you can request for ride, the application will prompt you to insert your credit card number and all the verification. So it allow hassle free transaction.
2. Cheap Fare
Uber ride usually having cheaper fare than conventional taxi’s, especially when you arrive in Airport and request a Taxi service because airport incur extra 20% to Taxi’s Fare for airport. Uber on the other hand skipped it.
3. Clean hygiene car(Almost Guaranteed)
Because Uber did not own the vehicle but the Driver himself own the vehicle, you shall expect the Driver to take good care of his/her car. Well there might be some driver that did not mantain their car, but that is almost consider very minority. Prior to activate the Driver account, Uber will inspect the car condition.
4. No Tipping required + estimated fare quote available
In Uber, tipping is not required. Although you may still tip the driver if you are really satisfied with their service. With the estimate fare quote available in the app, it allows more people with limited budget to have a chance to ride Taxi, with much better pricing.
5. Friendly Driver
Uber uses smartphone for all the transaction, and majority who knew how to use smartphone are able to speak English, which is an international Language. So you will not face the cat talking to dog problem. You know what i mean.
6. Standard fare charge.
If you ever have experience with taxi in malaysia, where the fare price are different by around 20-30% in almost the situation, it’s probably due to some taxi driver having special tweak on their meter count. I had experience when i travel from Setapak to PWTC that cost me RM20 go forth and cost me RM30 to come back. It’s just so weird given that both are very late night and not much traffic incur. Well, Uber have standard fare charge that calculated base on per KM and Per Minute, since it is using GPS for trip fare calculation, the driver will not able to do any tweak on it.
7. 2 way Rating
Ever been in the situation where you seriously feel uncomfortable with the ride with taxi, either with the smell or with the cocky talking from the fellow driver, you wanted to complain but you have no place to do that, if you directly confronted the taxi driver, you are most probably getting scold STFU and pray that he still deliver you to your desire destination and not somewhere else.
WELL, Uber has 2 way rating, if you feel not comfortable with the driver, you may rate them low after the trip and if there is really a problem with the Uber Driver where he had a lot of bad rating, he’ll automatically get into very low priority or worst still, banned from becoming a driver. Same goes to the Rider, if he/she have serious attitude problem, they may be dropped from being able to request for ride with Uber.
8. Firm Valid Destination with Best time scenario
Because Uber is using Google Map/Waze for the ride, the driver can just follow the map instruction and you’ll get there in estimated time. Unlike Taxi, when you tell them somewhere new, he probably doesn’t even know the place, and while you having difficulty communicating with them, you day might just become hell because of it.
9. Ease of Splitting Fare.
If you ride with 4 of your friend to 1 destination say Zouk KL for clubbing, the split fare is easily available and all are cashless. In few minute after the ride, you shall receive itemised billing of the split fare for the trips. HASSLE FREE.
10. Your lost belonging isn’t really lost.
In taxi, if you lost your wallet of your passport before your trip. You are basically DOOM because you have no way of contacting the taxi and same goes to Taxi Driver.
Uber on the other hand, allow you to have the Driver contact and car details. If so happen that you lost your belonging in the car, you have a way to contact the driver and both of you and Driver may meet in one place and collect back your belongings. Driver on the other hand, if they spotted some belongings from their car, they can report it in the app after the rating and Uber personnel will most likely get in touch with you.
If you have see all the 10 reason, congratulations.
Here’s the link for you to grab your free ride with Uber up to RM20.