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How to Use Uber

Uber Technologies Inc. is an American technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 570 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. If you are looking to create an Uber account and learn how to use Uber, read the steps below.  

Create an Uber Account

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To get started, download the Uber app from the app store, then open it from your home page. A page will come up welcoming you to Uber. Underneath where it says get moving with Uber, you can either enter your phone number or press connect with social media. Enter your phone number then click the black arrow.

They will send a code to your phone, enter it and press the black arrow. Enter your email address and click the black arrow.  Then enter a password, and click the black arrow. Then Enter your first and last name, and click the black arrow. Now you need to enter in a credit or debit card, PayPal account, or a gift card for payment. Now your Uber account is active and ready to use!

Get an Uber

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When you open the Uber app, you will be brought to a map of your area using GPS. If there are any Ubers in your area, they will appear as a small car moving towards their destination or stopped if they don’t have any passengers. There is a search bar at the top of the screen that says where to, click that.

From here, you enter your location and your destination. After typing where you want to go, options will appear below the search bar, select the proper one. The map will then show a map with where you want to go and give you options for the vehicle that will pick you up and how much they cost. Usually, there is UberX which is cheaper, and UberXL that’s bigger and more expensive. When you’re ready to request an Uber. Your phone will show you the path they take and will alert you when you get there. Once you're a t your destination, you can give them an overall review from 1-5 stars and they can do the same for you. 

Refer Friends

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Uber has this feature that allows you to share a code with your friends on social media, emails, or text. If they use it, then they receive a free ride of up to $10 and so do you.

To get to the refer friends code, Click the three gray lines at the top of the screen, then click free rides. You will be given a personalized code you can select send invites using your contacts from your phone, or click the three dots connected by a line to share. Clicking the share button will open apps you can send it to. 

Now you know how to use Uber!

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