Uber–the popular town car and ride sharing service allowing you to reserve rides using their popular mobile app is now available in Memphis and is offering free rides for the first two weeks to help spread the word.
At launch Uber will only be offering their UberX ride sharing service which allows individuals meeting specific requirements to sign up to be drivers and provide rides to users of the Uber service, however, if the test period goes well Uber could expand to include additional services such as their Uber black car service in the future.
The Uber announcement mentions that currently the service is still in the testing phase so the number of drivers may be limited at first. If you are unable to request a ride they recommend you try again. From my experience once word spreads about the Uber availability and the service becomes popular–Uber will quickly add more drivers and availability will not be much of a problem.
Memphis, your Uber is arriving now! Starting today, Uber is hitting the streets of Memphis, giving you a safe, convenient, and seamless way to move around the city.
Whether you’re heading to Happy Hour at Cooper-Young, grabbing some joe at Republic Cafe, or getting your Growl on at FedExForum, Uber can get you there safe and sound. And better yet – it’s FREE for 2 weeks!
If you don’t see uberX at first, don’t worry! Since Uber is still in testing phase, there may be times when availability is limited. Just refresh your Uber app again after a few minutes to request a ride and you’ll be on your way.
In Memphis, UberX includes ridesharing, offering Uber reliability with prices over 40% cheaper than a Memphis taxi. Drivers on uberX have mid-range or hybrid vehicles in a variety of colors and styles, with seating for up to four people
Uber Memphis Promo Code
Use Uber code, yjuu0, and get $10 off your first Uber ride. Redeem it at uber.com/invite/yjuu0.
Uber Memphis Online
Download the app
Become a driver
* At least 23 years old, with a personal license and personal auto insurance.
* Any mid-size or full-size 4-door vehicle, in excellent condition
What is Uber
Uber is an American venture-funded startup and transportation network company based in San Francisco, California that makes a mobile app that connects passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services. The company arranges pickups in dozens of cities around the world.
Initially, Uber drivers had cars such as Lincoln Town Cars, Cadillac Escalades, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes-Benz S550 sedans. After 2012, Uber added a wider selection of cars to market to a broader cross-section of the market, called UberX. Cars are reserved by sending a text message or by using a mobile app. Using the apps, customers can track their reserved car’s location.
As of 2012, Uber had indicated it was planning to expand operations to include non-taxi ridesharing.