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Uber Technologies Inc., formerly known as UberCab, is a transportation network company founded in San Francisco, California back in 2009. The said company operates Uber, a smartphone application which allows easy communication between commuters and drivers alike, making it one of the most popular ride-hailing application for smartphone users. Due to this increased demand, Uber now operates in 50 countries and 300 cities worldwide, including Singapore. As a city-state with over 2,000 miles of roadway as well as a being a technological hub, Singapore was chosen as the first Asian city that employs Uber. Launched on 2013, Uber Singapore was now one of the most trusted transport mobile application.
Uber boasts a hassle-free ride-hailing in minutes, be it day or night, without the inconvenience of parking or waiting for a taxi or a bus under the mercies of Singapore’s fickle weather. To request for a ride, users only need to enter their location and tap the request button and wait for their rides to arrive. Options such as the wait time, the price and the size of their preferred vehicle are also available when choosing. Once the car arrives, users will immediately know that they’re getting the right vehicle for vehicle details as well as the driver’s contact information and their photo is available for viewing. Their arrival can also be tracked on the map included in the app. The ease in which one can access a ride gives respite to weary Singaporean users who just want to comfortably go home after a day’s hard work. Furthermore, payment is completely cashless. Singaporean users only need to register a card for payment which is automatically charged each time you complete a ride with Uber.
To cater to the needs of their Singapore-based audience, Uber offers their Singaporean costumers six types of deals. The first one is UberPOOL, the cheapest level of service which allows users to share a ride with another passenger going in the same general direction. The next one is UberX, which allows users to book private cars with the base fare of SGD3. UberXL, with a base fare of SGD5, is also an option for a group riding together. For those wanting to ride with style, luxury cars can be booked via UberExec and ExecLarge for larger premium vehicles, with a base fare of SGD7 and SGD10 respectively. Lamborghinis and Maseratis are also among the options in the luxury car-rental service offered by Uber Singapore. Another service available is UberTaxi which is for users opting to request taxis via the Uber software application.
Aside from these, Uber also offers promos ranging from a 5 Singaporean dollar discount to percent discounts and even free rides. For first time Singaporean Uber users, the promo code “firstUber” is available to get SGD20 off your first ride.
Uber Singapore can be accessed online through the official Uber website https://www.uber.com/en-SG/ while the smartphone application can be download from Google Play and App Store for free. For drivers wanting to partner up with Uber Singapore, the website can be accessed at http://www.driveuber.sg/. Uber can also be contacted online at http://help.uber.com for any inquiries and support. It can also be accessed in person at UberHUB, 29 Paya Lebar Road #01-03, Paya Lebar Office Center. Opening hours are from 10 am-6pm during Mondays to Friday, 10am-2pm during Saturdays and a 7 pm for a session during Wednesdays. You can also contact them through phone: +65 3158 4255.