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June 1, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 1:31pm

How does Uber work?

Taxi drivers around the world hate it, but why the fuss around Uber?


Uber is an on-demand taxi app, which has set a new level of digital disruption across the world.

The application runs on Android and iOS phones and once a ride is requested, the app’s software will automatically send out an alert to the closest available driver to pick up the person requesting the journey.

Another advantage is that all payments happen digitally, so there is no need for cash.

How to sign up

To use the service, costumers have to register first. This can be done on the company’s website,, or via the phone app (which can be downloaded from app stores and is essential to use the service going forward).

The registration process will ask you for your name, phone number, email, language (to present you the content in your desired language) and in the end, you will be requested to register a form of payment by inserting either a debit or credit card details.

Once this is done, you will be asked to accept the terms and conditions; press the sign up button and you are ready to go.

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