UBER

The App that changed the game when it comes to trans­porta­tion

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - TRANSPORTATION -

What sim­ply started as a great idea by two friends in Paris who couldn’t find a cab, turned into a rev­o­lu­tion­ized way for peo­ple to get from one place to an­other with­out get­ting a rental car or try­ing to get a cab along with twenty other peo­ple yelling at yel­low ve­hi­cles.

Uber is an app where by a touch of a but­ton, a ve­hi­cle specif­i­cally for you will come to your lo­ca­tion, pick you up and know where to take you. Your credit card is pro­grammed to your phone, which means it au­to­mat­i­cally pays the driver.

Steps to get­ting an Uber ride:

1. Down­load Uber from the App Store

2. Sign up ei­ther us­ing phone num­ber or Face­book

3. Put in credit card in­for­ma­tion

4. Click ‘Where to?’ and en­ter the des­ti­na­tion

5. Click which ve­hi­cle needed (UberX for less peo­ple, UberXL for more pas­sen­gers)

6. Then, Re­quest ride and the driver will be on their way

The most pop­u­lar uses for Uber’s in­clude go­ing to the air­port in­stead of pay­ing fees for leav­ing a ve­hi­cle there, or us­ing Uber as a safe way to make it home af­ter a night out.

The free app will come in handy for a fun night on Dick­son Street, park­ing at Ra­zor­back games, con­certs at the Wal-Mart Amp and Christ­mas Shop­ping with no park­ing has­sles. The pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less. Uber will al­ways drop you off and pick you up at a des­ig­nated area.

“I have used Uber many times in the past cou­ple of years be­cause it makes life sim­pler and safer by get­ting a ride in­stead of fig­ur­ing out who is driv­ing,” said Grace Mor­ri­son, Univer­sity of Arkansas grad­u­ate stu­dent.

The cus­tomer comes first to Uber, they take your safety se­ri­ously. That starts by hav­ing re­spon­si­ble, and trust­wor­thy in­di­vid­u­als be­hind the wheel. Uber is very af­ford­able and rea­son­ably priced. The prices vary depend­ing on lo­ca­tion, des­ti­na­tion and dis­tance. You’ll al­ways know the cost up front.

Uber is avail­able from Bella Vista all the way to Ft. Smith, Uber is ready to help you get to your des­ti­na­tion in a timely and safe man­ner and it’s a great form of trans­porta­tion for our North­west Arkansas res­i­dents. But don’t limit your­self, it’s avail­able when you travel for busi­ness or plea­sure in cities all over the world. There’s a ride for every price and any oc­ca­sion.

To sign into Uber, down­load UBER at the App Store or on­line at get.uber.com/new-signup/

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