I decided to give Uber a try rather than walk or take a traditional taxi. Partly because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and partly because I wanted to experience the ground breaking technology/service mix myself.
The app was fast to download and set up with a credit card. I could see exactly how far away the taxi was (no more “it’s nearly there” or just assuming it will arrive on time). The car was immaculate the driver perfect and the payment both cheap and seamless. As a passenger I had a lot more control over the process. I will be using Uber again.
Footnote: Uber cars are not flagged with a logo, drivers do not want to be identified… given aggressive experiences faced by Uber in other world cities.