How to use Uber

Uber mobile app is a ride booking and tracking application. Open the app, select your current location or enter another pickup location, select a drop off location, see different ride propositions with an Uber fare estimation (car class of other means of transportation), select the one you want, and see on the map where your driver is located. You can even share your current location with phone contacts.

How does Uber work

 Uber   mobile app is a ride booking and tracking application. Open the app, select your current location or enter another pickup location, select a drop off location, see different ride propositions with an  Uber   fare estimation (car class of other means of transportation), select the one you want, and see on the map where your driver is located. You can even share your current location with phone contacts.

See below a detailed guide on how does  Uber   work for passengers, how to get an  Uber   ride and how  Uber   works.

How to book Uber cab

If not already done, start by downloading the  Uber   application on the app store using below link.

After that, open the app, and create an account. An Internet connection is necessary for this operation.

Once the account has been created, on the main screen, tap on the top text entry form, called Where to.

There, start typing your destination, which can be the name of the place, for example a restaurant name, or an address, and the  Uber   app will offer propositions as you type.

How to get an Uber ride

The more characters you enter, the more accurate the propositions will be.

Once you see the destination to which you would like to send the Uber, tap on the destination in the list, and it will be used as trip destination.

The departure point used will be your current location, and can be changed later.

If you change right now, you can put the place you like, anywhere in the world.

If you wait for an  Uber   driver to have confirmed your pickup, the pickup point can only be changed within a small radius around the initial pickup point.

Depending on the place from which you are ordering an  Uber   cab, different ride propositions will be offered to you, such as UberX, the cheapest ones which can be any driver, an  Uber   Select which is an upper class  Uber   with good standing, or an  Uber   black, the high class Uber.

In some areas, depending on local specificities, it might be possible to book an  Uber   scooter, an  Uber   helicopter, an  Uber   boat, or a taxi.

The  Uber   fare estimation will always be displayed below the ride, but is only an estimate - it might differ depending on exact route taken, and possible traffic jams or other irregularities. However, it is generally quite accurate.

In busiest areas, the  Uber   drivers might take longer to arrive once the ride has been confirmed. However, ride confirmation does not always mean that the driver will effectively come. In some cases, they might cancel, in which case another driver will automatically being found, thus delaying again the final pick-up and delivery time.

Once you have select the  Uber   cab class that you wish to book, the system will propose your ride to the drivers.

Once a driver has accepted to take your ride, his car with his license plate, along with his current GPS location on the map and his arrival time will be displayed.

Also, his name is written, and it is possible from there to either call him or write a text message in the app, that will be directly delivered to him in the app.

Tapping on his name, a trip menu will be displayed, with even more options, such as the ability to change the pickup up without a small radius, the  Uber   fare estimation and the option to change the payment method, for example to pay  Uber   with cash instead of credit card.

It is also possible from there to split the  Uber   fare, and to share the  Uber   trip status with the location  Uber   tracker with a phone contact.

Finally, it is possible to cancel the ride, which will usually result in a fee directly taken on the credit card, and to get some safety information.

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Once the  Uber   driver arrived around your location, he might call you or text you, using the in-app text messaging capabilities.

From there, it is possible to talk with the driver and give more directions, such as come around the building, or enter the courtyard for pickup.

Can you pay Uber with cash

Can i pay  Uber   with cash? Yes, you can pay  Uber   with cash, by tapping the mean of payment on the main screen, and in the payment options, select cash as a mean of payment to pay  Uber   driver with cash.

From that menu, it is also possible to add other payment options, which can be a credit or debit card, a PayPal account, or a Google Pay account.

How much does Uber cost

On average, the cost is $2 per mile, with a minimum spending of $1.

The minimum trip fare depends on the country and location, and the exact cost per mile also depends on local specificities.

For example, in the USA, and  Uber   or a Lyft ride costs between $1 and $2 per mile. In Ukraine, the average kilometer ride with  Uber   or Lyft is around $0.50.

Is Uber of Lyft cheaper

The cost of both  Uber   and Lyft are very similar. As a rule of thumb, count an average of $1 per mile or 1€ per kilometer.

However, the exact price depends on the country, local currency, cab class, and traffic.

How much does Uber charge

It depends on the location. Expect at least $1 per mile or 1€ per kilometer, plus a booking fee of at least a few bucks.

How to schedule an Uber

To schedule an Uber, on the main screen, select the pickup point and destination. Before select the  Uber   type, tap on the cab and clock icon to schedule an  Uber   ride.

Enter pickup estimated time and date to schedule a ride with Uber, and tap on confirm.

The trip can then be edited whenever you like before the actual ride, meaning before an  Uber   is actually on his way to pick you up. After that, the conditions of change are the same as a standard  Uber   trip.

How to contact Uber

 Uber   doesn't have a direct phone number, even if other websites are claiming differently. The only ways to contact  Uber   is via the app, or via the website, as explained below.

In case of issue, use the  Uber   in-app passenger support, by opening the app, tapping on the menu icon on the top-left corner, and select help. There, it will be possible to access following help pages:

  • Trip issues and refunds,
  • Account and payment options,
  •  Uber   passenger guide,
  • Signing up issues,
  • Accessibility issues, and more.

In case of issue with a ride, it is possible from the help page to report an issue with latest trip. For older trips, simply find the corresponding one from the trip history menu, where it will be possible to report following issues:

  • Being involved in an accident,
  • Review trip fare or fees this is where to request a refund when driver canceled but trip or booking fees were charged,
  • Item lost in the  Uber   cab,
  • Unprofessional driver,
  • Vehicle was different than expected,
  • Other type of issues.

The other way to contact  Uber   is to access the help portal at below address.

Contact Uber on Uber help portal

How to be an Uber driver

To be an  Uber   driver, you must:

  • be at least 21 years old,
  • have a driving license valid in the country for at least one year,
  • have a 5 doors vehicle of less than 10 years,
  • have a car insurance at your name.

How does  Uber   work for drivers? You must follow above requirements, and pass an interview with Uber.

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How much do  Uber   drivers make in NYC? At an average of 30hours of work a week, an  Uber   drivers makes about $1500 per week, which is around $80000 a year.

How much does  Uber   pay per mile? About 80% of what is invoiced to the rider, which is around $0.84 per mile and $0.15 per minute.

How much do  Uber   drivers make part time? They can make from $5 to $35 per hour, depending on the area and the exact work.

How do you get paid with Uber?  Uber   drivers get paid on an instant pay debit card.

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How to use the Uber application?

Using the  Uber   application is pretty straighforward. Start by downloading the  Uber   application on the appstore corresponding to your phone type. Then, create an account that will be linked to your phone number, that you must provide during the registration process.

After that, all you have to do to use the  Uber   application is to enter a destination address, double check that your pick up point is correct, and wait for the  Uber   car to arrive to you!

Plan an  Uber   is also possible by using the schedule a ride option, the car and clock button. Where is the car and clock icon on Uber? It is displayed after having entered both the destination address and the pickup point, at the screen on which the Request  Uber   button is displayed – next to that button, the car and clock  Uber   icon is displayed, allowing you to plan an  Uber   by schedule a pick-up.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the basic steps for using Uber, and what tips can help new users navigate the service effectively?
Basic steps include downloading the app, creating an account, entering a destination, and choosing a ride option. Tips for effective use include checking driver ratings, confirming the car and driver details before entering the vehicle, and using in-app features like fare estimates and route sharing.

Michel Pinson
About the author - Michel Pinson
Michel Pinson is a Travel enthusiast and Content Creator. Merging passion for education and exploration, he iscommitted to sharing knowledge and inspiring others through captivating educational content. Bringing the world closer together by empowering individuals with global expertise and a sense of wanderlust.

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