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7 tricks and tips to use Uber

7 tricks and tips to use Uber

Since its founding in 2009, the Uber application has been growing dramatically and can now be used in cities around the world. Its operation is very simple: from your smartphone You can request a private or shared taxi at an affordable price.

This app, available for both Android and iOS devices, integrates a Google Maps map capable of detecting your current location and showing you the route until you reach your destination.

Apart from its cost, what makes this application unique is that, after each service, passengers can rate drivers and vice versa. This score is public and can be used by others to decide whether or not to share a car with that person.

Where can Uber be used?

Uber offers its service in more than 700 cities around the world, both in North America, South America, Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Among them are three Spanish towns: Barcelona, Madrid Y Mlaga. It can also be used in some cities in Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Guatemala, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama.

Why is Uber such a controversial application?

The appearance of Uber – and other similar applications such as Cabify– It has also raised the appearance of a conflict between this American company and taxi drivers in cities such as Madrid, which accuse it of unfair competition.

Taxi drivers must disburse large amounts of money to get a license, as well as comply with very strict conditions and study all the streets of the city where they work. In contrast, Uber drivers, no.

Another controversy has to do with the supposed bad behavior that some Uber workers have towards the users of this service, as evidenced by some public denunciations of testimonies.

Step 1. Create an Uber account

The first step to start using the Uber application is logically to create an account if we don't have one yet. We will also have to configure it with our personal data: name and surname, mobile and credit card.

These are specifically the steps to follow:

one. Open the application of the Google Play or the App Store, look for the app Uber and install it completely free of charge.

two. Now, open the application you just downloaded. You can create an account using your mobile phone, your Facebook profile or your Gmail email.