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I believe everyone knows Uber because it’s very convenient.
But Uber is not market-ripe in Taiwan, so there is still many people don’t know the service and how to use it.
What’s different between Taxi and Uber? Is Uber cheaper than taxi in Taiwan?
Now let Jane introduce you what’s the difference and teach you how to pay and use Uber APP in Taiwan!
What’s Different Between Uber and Taxi In Taiwan?
In short, Uber is a taxi, providing the same passenger service, but the calculation is different.
Price of Calculation
Calculated by mileage or time. Especially during holidays, the amount will be higher.
I used to take a taxi at Tainan Railway Station. I needed to give more money when I put my suitcase.
I have not encountered such a situation in Taichung.
And if you encounter a traffic jam, the price is still calculating. The longer the time, the higher the price.
So many bad taxis often drive on far roads that passengers don’t know to make more money.
That’s the reason why many people in Taiwan don’t like to take taxis.
We can estimate price of arrival by Uber APP.
Regardless of traffic jams or detours, the same amount.
Therefore, I think no Uber is willing to take the time to detour because the price will not change.
If the price is too high, you can wait for minutes and then query. There’s might cheaper amount.
However, usually the price of the peak momnet will be more expensive than the taxi. So it’s cheaper to pick up the unpopular time.
In fact, both provide passenger services, there’s no different.
But the attitude of providing services is different.
It is undeniable that there are still good taxi drivers.
But also because most drivers like to smoke, detour, and eat betel nuts in the car. So people in Taiwan will have some stereotypes about taxis.
Uber driver has a personal rating mechanism.
That is, if you use uber today and you see that the driver’s rating is not good, then you can cancel within three to five minutes. You don’t have to pay.
But usually the poorly rated uber driver is not easy to receive guests.
Maybe the uber company itself has a rewards and punishments to control every driver’s quality.
Uber Service Area
Currently, Ubereats service areas are Taipei, New Taipei City, Keelung, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Miaoli, Taichung, Changhua, Nantou, Kaohsiung, Pingtung and so on.
If you don’t want to be mad by taxis anymore, Uber is the best choice for you!
However, it is important to pay attention to whether the location of the car is within the scope of operation.
How To Pay And Use Uber APP in Taiwan?
If you haven’t used uber yet, just download the APP and try it.
And now I share my experience and help you how to do.
If you have any problem, please leave a comment, I’m glad to help you!
Click the button to download APP ▼
Whether your mobile phone is ios or android system, it will directly import into the installation interface of UberEats.
After the installation is complete, enter your mobile number and the registration via verification, or login by facebook and google. ▼
Fill in the location where you are and where you wanna go. ▼
I recommend opening the positioning system so that the driver can know the current position more accurately.
If you don’t know the correctly Taiwanese address, you can see the article for reference.
After entering the location, you can see the Uber info ▼
- Payment methods
- Uber Vehicle Types
- Automatically help you calculate the time and price to reach your destination.
But how can I use my Visa Debit Card to pay in Taiwan?
Don’t worry! Here’s the detailed article about Visa Debit Card, hope it can help you!
Detailed introduction of Uber vehicle types. ▼
After you have selected the category, you can start calling the car. ▼
Uber confirms the pick-up location with the pushpin, remember not to mark the strange place, so that the driver can’t find you.
You can see the estimated cost, time, and roadmap.
But the arrival time is still used for reference. After all, it is necessary to consider the rush hour.
After calling car successfully, it will display the following screen, and the Uber driver is expected to arrive at the pick-up location in a few minutes. ▼
If you are not satisfied with the evaluation or price of driving, please cancel within five minutes, otherwise you will need to pay NTD100.
In addition, the system will send you an email with a successful car call.
If there is a problem, or if something is lost in the car, you can find the car through this email.
Uber is very convenient to use as above.
As long as you have a smart phone, you can easily call the car.
If you have any problems with the use, you can leave a message below, I will do my best to help you!
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