Getting On The Uber Ride
Isn't it ironic that just as SPAD annouces that the UBER, the mobile app that lets us request, ride and pay for our ride (with private vehicles other than cabs) via our mobile phone was announced to be illegal that I finally found the need to use their service.
|Source : The Sun|
I needed a ride home on Thursday and was contemplating of just taking the Komuter and then walk home because it's a pain in the arse to get a cab to send me all the way to my apartment. Plus, cabs at KTM Komuter Serdang which is barely 3km away from my apartment charges an exorbitant flat rate AND occasionally they take in more than one passenger. Untung lah... Yeah, I actually find the idea of spending about two hours - waiting for komuter, boarding komuter and finally walking more attractive than getting a cab. Says a lot about our taxi service, right?
Anyways, saw on Facebook a friend mentioning about using her Uber code to get a free ride up to RM30.00 so I thought I might as well try the service.
Since I'm very blur about getting apps downloaded to my phone, had a few tries and I think I got something jumbled up but I did open an account with Uber. (It's actually easy lah but I'm a blur sotong).
I made a request at 6.30pm and less than a minute, my designated driver called me to confirm. Had to wait a few minutes for him to arrive because well, Mid Valley was jammed a bit (what's new?).
Instead of a luxury car, I chose Uber X so a Myvi came.
Very courteous and careful driver, who told me he came from Ipoh and became an Uber driver after finding it hard to find jobs in Kuala Lumpur. He continued to tell me that working under Uber beats working shifts in factories and is better than working as cab drivers (cab drivers, he confided to me; hates Uber drivers so they had to be careful when picking up passengers in case taxi drivers picks fight with them).
Anyways, I had a smooth trip home. It was the usual jam trip, and it took me almost an hour. An hour trip of about 20km cost me RM23.16 which is pretty reasonable.
I was supposed to get the first trip free using the promo code but I wasn't able to key-in the code, but I'm looking into it and already sent a fare review request to Uber. I've gotten feedback from other users that they had no problem redeeming their first free ride.
Soo... anyways, if you want to try Uber ride (luxury cars aplenty... choose Uber Black, I was told), do click this link :
The promo code is ubercikarnab
|You should arrive to this page when you click the above link.|
Try them out lah. At least once. Even with the glitch on the first ride which was suppose to be free, I like this service. A LOT. I do hope to get a reply from Uber people soon to clarify the matter so maybe I can use them again and not depend so much on the hubby to send me to events (yeah, like so popular one. Hahaha)
p.s. I am not paid for this post. I really use them in need and not as a reviewer tau. But if you use the service with my promo code, you get a free ride worth up to RM30.00 and I get a free ride too.
So, thank you in advance! ^^