I had a chance to use Uber the other day because I needed to be at work at 4:30am, and figured I could expense it anyhow. Best fucking cab service, hands-down. Download the Uber app onto whatever smart phone you have. Do it now! I have a Blackberry so I texted my address.
Me: 757 Sutter, SF
Uber: Hi Catherine, please text YES to confirm an Uber pickup at 757 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA. Reply HELP for help
Uber: Okay Catherine, we’ll try and find you an Uber. This may take up to 2 minutes. Text CANCEL to cancel your request at any time
Uber: Hi Catherine, your Uber is en route! Yousef (4.8 stars) – 4157303373 will pick you up in 4 minutes. Text CANCEL to cancel your request at any time
Uber: Hi Catherine, your Uber is arriving now!
In exactly 4 minutes, I was picked up in a pristine town car, and delivered smoothly to work. No money exchanged hands, not a single transaction. Just walked out of the cab with a ‘Thanks.’
I got a follow-up text: Hi Catherine, thanks for using Uber! The trip fare was $15.00. Please rate your driver by texting ‘1’ to ‘5’ (5=best)
Granted, Uber is several dollars more than I would normally pay, but it is worth it for the peace of mind. Previously, I’ve had to wonder, is the cab really coming? Did the dispatcher correctly hear my address? No worries with Uber.
After my long day at work, I decided I would simply catch a regular cab to save money and it took me at least 15 minutes to find one on a Friday evening. What a waste of time, should’ve just used Uber.
If you sign up using this link, you get $10 off and I get a $10 credit. http://www.uber.com/invite/im0kg