How to use Uber in Nigeria and everything you need to know about Uber in Nigeria
Uber has come to stay in Nigeria. If you live in a cosmopolitan cities like Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt, you must have heard about Uber Nigeria. In this article I will show you how to use Uber in Nigeria and where to download Uber app in Nigeria you can use on your mobile phones. Before I begin this tutorial, Lemme tell you what you need to know about Uber.
Uber is not a Nigerian company , it’s a San Francisco-based company that was founded in 2009. They don’t own all the Uber car you see all over Lagos, Abuja etc. They are like a “pick-up” service that connects passengers with private drivers. It’s that simple. We all know the popular Lagos Taxi cars in most Nigerian Cities, Uber is quite different from them. Uber uses apps which can be found on Google play store, apple store and Microsoft window store to bring together drivers and customers based on location. For example a Passenger in Ikeja GRA, will be linked with drivers that are located within Ikeja GRA. This is done to ensure that riders are quickly linked with driver not farther than 30M away. Enough of the story, let’s go to the main point of the article.
How does Uber Nigeria works?
Uber Nigeria is a technology platform that connects drivers with riders. Apps are used to make a ride request. Before you can do this you must have registered with Uber Nigeria. Then how can you register? you need the Uber apps first. Below I will show you where to download the Uber app on your android phone, iPhone and window-powered devices.
For Andriod users, download the Uber app here
For iPhone user, download it from here
For Window device, download from here
So now that you have downloaded the Uber app, the next thing, you need to create an account and below is how to create Uber account in Nigeria or anywhere else easily.
To do this You’ll need to enter your name, email address, phone number, and your credit card information. You aren’t paying for anything—yet.
How to use Uber in Nigeria
Enter your location and your destination
Entering your location lets you see which Uber vehicles are available around you. Uber works with Google Maps to determine your location, alternately, you can manually enter your address. You can watch Uber cars move around you in real time on the map to determine which is closest.
Determine the type of car you want
In NIgeria, Uber’s different rides come with different price tags, and can fit different numbers of people. There is UberX and UberSelect. UberX is cheaper and can carry more than 3 people.
Clicking into any of Uber’s ride options shows you what you can expect to pay, how many people the car will fit, and the estimated time of arrival. It’s good to check this information out before determining which car you need.
Call an Uber Driver
Tap the screen to request your car. Uber Nigeria gives you an estimated time of arrival for your car, and will also provide you with the driver’s number. You can call or text your driver. If you cancel after five minutes, you are charged a fee. However, if your driver will be more than 5 minutes late, you can cancel without paying a fee.
I know you have already entered your credit card information when you signed up, but you can choose to enter another card, or opt to pay with cash too. Your ride will be charged to your card, so you’ll never have a transaction with your driver during your ride. It is that easy if you use card option.
Check your fare after the ride
Don’t forget to always check your fare at the end of your ride, so that you are not over charged. Price surging could happen to anyone, so be smart.
Finally, if you and another Uber user wish to make a similar journey at a similar time, you can share the journey and split the cost, without having to go through the social awkwardness of actually conversing with another human and working out the cost.
There you have it guys, the top simplest ways to use uber in Nigeria. Feel free to share your thought on the post and share with your friends on social media.