7 tips to make your Uber's 31st night rides safe, convenient
With an aim to make its riders' journey safe and convenient on night of December 31, Uber has launched tips that will be helpful for its users.
To serve its customers demand, the US-based taxi-hailing company is ensuring that users can get pick-up of their rides within minutes of their booking during the night of December 31.
Uber recently issued tips for users for celebrating their 31st nights journey.
Here are seven tips that might be useful as you welcome the new year:
1. Fares might be higher than usual from midnight- 3:00 am
When fares are higher than usual, you’ll be notified and asked to confirm in app. If it’s out of your price range, you can always check back later. Due to high demand, the option to schedule a rides on new years will not be available from 12:00 am to 3:00 am (IST).
2. Upfront fares for no surprises
With upfront fares, you’ll see the total cost of your ride before you request. That means riders get to see and approve the fare in advance. The upfront fare takes into account all the factors that typically affect the price of a trip, including how many people are requesting rides, the length of the journey, etc.
3.Opt for digital payment methods
You can opt for digital payment methods like a prepaid wallet, credit or debit card, and go cashless. But you have to choose their preferred mode of payment before you begin a trip as you won’t be able to switch payment methods once the trip begins.
4. Split your fare
You can split your fare in Uber with your friends within the app. Also, you can select uberPOOL (available till midnight) to share the cost with other riders heading your way, for the most affordable option.
5. Confirm your driver and car
Double check the car’s model and license plate in the app before you hop in your ride, and confirm it’s your driver by asking for his name and looking at his picture.
6. Share your status
You can keep your family and friends posted by sharing your trip details straight from the app. You can use Uber's Snapchat Integration to snap a selfie with your ETA to send to your friends.
7. Uber lost and found
If you have lost your belongings like backpack, phone etc., in Uber, you can easily recover them.
*You have to go to your past trips and click on 'I lost an item' and hit 'Contact my driver about a lost item', scroll down to enter your phone number and tap submit. Your phone will ring and connect you with your driver’s mobile number.
*If you have lost your phone, you have to enter a friend's phone number to connect with your driver.
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