Uber automatically uses Wi-Fi and GPS to set the rider’s pickup location. It is also possible to enter the exact address or just search the venue name by checking the pickup location bar. It is recommended to enter the destination in a bar below the pickup address. Therefore, your driver will understand the place you are after getting into the vehicle. You are free to choose from available vehicle options using a slider below the map. To get the rates, you can tap at the icons. If you want to enjoy discounts or even get free rides, you can use the uber coupon or promo codes. After setting your location right, it is the time you confirm your pickup location and request ride.
Contacting Your driver
Sometimes you may want to contact the driver in case you change the pickup location. Moreover, if there is trouble with the pickup. You can message or call the driver through the app. You only need to tap the arrow that is next to the driver information in the app.
Canceling your request
Sometimes you may feel there is a need to cancel your request. It is possible not to be charged if you cancel before five minutes elapse after the initial request. Any cancellations that are made past 5 minutes incur a fee. This is necessary to compensate the driver for inconveniences and for his or her time.
If the driver is running over five minutes behind the given ETA, you cannot be charged any cancellation fee. Moreover, the fee varies across various Uber offerings.
Getting free estimate
After tapping the “set pickup location” and filled your destination, you can request fare estimates by just tapping “Fare Estimate.” You will be provided with a broad range of fares for the trip. Moreover, you can get estimates for a particular vehicle option by looking at the vehicle icons. You can also check the “Minimum Fare,” which shows full fare details for the chosen option. However, fares can vary due to bad weather, traffic, and many other factors.
Sharing your ETA
Sharing your time of arrival with your friends is possible. In fact, you can let them know you are on your way. This is just after requesting a ride. The Uber app drafts a text message, which you can share with your friends.
Because Uber is an on-demand service, there is no need for making reservations in advance. It is advisable to check the app some few minutes in advance to the desired pickup.