How to use Uber

Are you looking for a way to move around the city comfortably and without the need to use a taxi? Then Uber is what you need, it is an app that allows you to hire the services of a private car with a driver to make your transfers in a much more personalized, comfortable and exclusive way. Do you want to know everything about how to use Uber and why it has become so controversial? In .com we explain it to you.

Steps to follow:


Uber is an application that is revolutionizing the whole world and causing a great controversy among the guild of taxi drivers. It is an app that allows us to request the services of a private car with driver included, a non-professional driver previously approved by the company.

Thus, the traveler receives a personalized treatment and the greatest comfort, an ideal way to move between those people who do not feel comfortable using the services of a taxi and who prefer a more exclusive alternative.


The first thing you have to do to download Uber is to enter its website and register by completing the form, here you must provide information such as first and last name, mobile phone number and a valid credit card number to make the charges each time you use the service.


Once all your data is entered into the Uber website, you must download the app that is available for the main smartphone operating systems. You can find it in the Android Play Store, the iPhone App Store and the Blackberry App World.


When the Uber app is downloaded to your phone and you want to use it, you must enter with the user data you provided in the web register. This step is only necessary to do it the first time we use the application.


By using GPS or entering the address manually, the app detects your location to send the vehicle you request to Uber. The services of this app, which can vary from city to city, include different types of cars according to the customer's needs. So it will be possible to choose between:

  • A black car, the classic Uber service that will send to the address you want a black sedan vehicle with capacity for 4 passengers.
  • UberX, also with capacity for four people, but it is a vehicle whose transfer is cheaper.
  • SUV, perfect for large groups because it has capacity for 6 people.
  • Lux, ideal for those who want a driver with a luxury car and travel comfortably and elegantly to any destination.


Once the car is chosen, Uber will provide you with the approximate time it will take for the driver to reach your destination, your location as well as your telephone number to contact you in case it takes longer than expected. It is important that you know that in Uber you can not pay in cash, all payments will be deducted from the credit card you have provided in the form, so it is not necessary to carry cash and you should not even leave any type of tip to the driver.


With all these characteristics, what has made this service so controversial? Well basically the opinion of many members of the guild of taxi drivers worldwide, who think that this type of apps reduce their workload and affect their economy. On the other hand, users consider it an alternative that increases the offer, making it possible to access other transport options every time.