I didn’t have a good start with uber. Downloaded the app last year and was playing with it when it suddenly sent me a car hahaha. I had to email them to cancel the trip and they were very accommodating.
In hindsight, it was probably user problem but it did put me off from using it. I happily stuck with MyTeksi whenever I needed a taxi, which I had experienced no problems with other than some pretty old taxis.
Fast forward to this year, husband has been raving about uber as he uses it whenever he goes to places he knows he’s going to drink. He’s been praising the vehicle quality, the pleasant drivers and the superb customer service by uber (ie: refunding partial fare if driver took a longer unnecessary route etc).
So recently, I decided to give uber another go. The app is far more user friendly than I remember (maybe I have gotten smarter? lol) and it was a breeze to get a car.
I wanted uberX which was the cheapest option but there wasn’t any car available so I chose uberBLACK and applied the recent Ramadan promo “MYUBERRAMADAN” which offers free ride up to RM25 each between 4pm and 9pm daily until June 30.
So my driver came and picked me up in a brand new Teana and it was a really nice experience. My driver opened door for me and it was appreciated as I was baby wearing Liam. He was chatty but not annoying and I enjoyed conversing with him about kids. He told he me he enjoyed his job as an uber driver and it’s just overrall a really pleasant and positive experience.
I would gladly pay RM45 for the uberBLACK service as it’s quite a distance, but with the promo it was a proper steal!!
Anyway, I used uber again to meet Gareth at 1MK mall and this time I managed to get an uberX car. It’s a brand new KIA Cerato and I was happy with it. I was surprised to find that the ramadan promo code was still valid it was automatically applied to my fare so I ended up paying less than RM2 from Sri Damansara to Mont Kiara!!! Somemore I was so kiam I used the “fare split” feature with Gareth so he could pay half my fare but turned out I didn’t need to. Hahahaha.
Want to laugh when I see RM0.59 charged to my card LOL
Needless to say, I am an uber convert now!
Anyway, if you haven’t used uber before, please give it a go! You can sign up for a free trip up to RM40 HERE.
If you have already downloaded the app, you can also apply my promocode to get up to RM40 free for your first uber ride:
I can’t wait to use it more often to go to the city and places with not so great parking. It’s such a great service and I can’t rave enough about it. BTW, this is not an advertorial!