Taxis are quickly becoming a thing of the past as services like Uber and Lyft gain popularity. They have many advantages over traditional services, such as much lower fares, faster response times, and the ability to track drivers and pay through their respective apps. And from now through October 15, Uber passengers who use Android Pay will get another benefit: 50% off rides when using Android Pay to pay for fares.
Uber, the most popular app-based transportation service, started out in 2009 and has since become wildly successful. Anyone can drive for Uber, and they use their own vehicle, which cuts costs and keeps fares low. And because of the abundance of Uber drivers, there is almost always a driver nearby, ensuring a short wait between the time of ordering a ride and its arrival. Recently, however, the company has lost profitability, reporting a loss of $1.27 billion in the so far in 2016. Uber likely hopes that promotions like these will raise brand awareness and create more interest in the services they offer to help turn things in the right direction. The offer should appeal to anyone who uses transportation services, as it could potentially save users up to $50 over the next month.
There some fine print – the discount can only be used a maximum of ten times. It also has a limit of $5 per trip, so if you take a ride that exceeds $10 before the discount, you'll need to pay full price for the difference. Still, for those who frequently use Uber for short distance trips, this will come in handy. In order to take advantage of this offer, you will, of course, have to have the Uber app installed, as well as Android Pay. If you haven't used Android Pay on your device before, you'll need to add a card before using it for the first time. After adding a card, the next step is to complete a verification process, which varies depending on your bank, but typically involves entering a passcode sent via SMS. Once you have your card verified, you're ready to start saving on Uber rides. To get the Android Pay app and start saving today, follow the link below.